Hey guys! I'm back. Sorry I have been gone for such a long time, but here I am, and I'm ready to start talking about food again! Food, and drinks, and a few new tools that I got recently that have changed my life!!!
So to start off I want to introduce you to the Espro French Press.
This has changed my mornings for good. Normally I am a Starbucks in the morning kind of guy. I do not enjoy making my own coffee, and it never tastes the same as it does when I go to the coffee shop. While we were living in LA we had a k-cup coffee maker and that was nice enough. I used it often, but still loved to take a ride to Starbucks.
Now we are back home in NYC, and our kitchen was too small for a coffee maker. So every morning, right after waking up, it was time to head out and walk the 2 blocks to get our coffee. That was all fine and good, but something happened... that something was called WINTER!!!
Ugh.... living in LA for a while we forgot what that trek in the cold was like. We needed…
A few days ago P2 and I were waiting in line to check out at Whole Foods in Chelsea and we saw a jar of Coconut Oil. It looked like a jar of shortening. We picked it up because my brother Barry had told it it is really healthy, but it didn't seem like it at all. It's LOADED with saturated fat. Loaded with all kinds of fat. We were very confused as to why this would be a viable alternative to butter or other oils.
My brother who told us this was healthy is a strict follower of The Paleo Diet. This diet basically adheres to the way a caveman would eat. All natural of course with lots of meat and veg. Very low carb, no beans, or legumes, and no wheat. That's just a basic outline. The diet seems to be a bit on the fatty side, and I never understood it. Most fat is bad right? And we all know saturated fat is the devil, right?
One of the most common ingredient in this diet is Coconut Oil. It replaces things like butter an other oils to cook with. He showed it to me once but I …
First of all please allow me to apologize for the picture quality. My camera was dead when I went to take a picture, and we were far to hungry to wait for the battery to charge, so I used my iPhone. It’s not terrible, but it is not great either. Now… to the food!!! I originally wanted to try this dish with duck breast but it seems that, even at Whole Foods I can't find any duck breasts. I did find a rather large whole duck, but I didn't get it because it would obviously be too much! So I went for chicken breast. Since I was looking to have that fatty flavor that duck naturally gives out I chose to get the chicken breast (3 breasts) with skin on. I couldn’t find skin on without bones, so I had to debone the breasts at home. It’s really easy to do. You just guide your knife along the rib cage and you’re all set.
First preheat your oven to 375 and get started on your rice. I chose brown rice, but any rice you prefer will be fine for this dish. I followed the directions on the bag,…