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5

November 2019

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COMMENTS

Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner – A Cooking Show with Rachel O – Ep. 3

Written by , Posted in A Cooking Show with Rachel O, Contests, Dinner, Gluten Free, Main Dishes, Meat, One Dish Dinners, Poultry, Roasting, Sauces, Vegetables

This is going to be easy. Like, not as easy as making toast from store bought, pre-sliced bread. But, not as difficult as making toast from homemade bread. More like making toast from store bought not sliced bread.

The only difficult thing is waiting for the oven to heat up (ours takes twelve years) and making sure the chicken isn’t still frozen (ugh, mine is).

So while I wait for both of those things to correct themselves, I’m gonna halve some brussels sprouts and think about whether or not I could write a cookbook.

It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while now. Just recently it’s been on my mind a little more. I was talking to Maggie Green about it last week and she asked “Why not you?” Yeah, why not me?!

So I’m putting this out there. Not for any reason but to tell you, so you can know first. “I’m gonna do the thing that scares me. Let my dreams be big enough to scare me.” –Arielle Estoria (paraphrase)

Ok, I think the oven’s ready. Remember, this is easy. You can swap out the veggies if you want to. I’m using brussels sprouts and broccoli, because it’s what I have on hand. I’d also like to make it with cauliflower, carrots, or even just a simple chicken and potatoes dinner. You could try rutabagas or parsnips, beets (chioggia beets would be super pretty), maybe even some cabbage wedges?? You’re the boss of your dinner, so make it how you want, use what you have on hand, and use this recipe as a guide, not something you have to follow exactly.

Since I’m the boss of my dinner, I’m using one of my favorite things: Sir Kensington’s Pepperoncini Italian Vinaigrette AND giving it away!! Winner winner chicken dinner!

The giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to the winner: @brambleberrybear!

To Enter:

  1. Follow both @De_Ma_Cuisine and @sirkensingtons on Instagram.
  2. Leave a comment on the @De_Ma_Cuisine Instagram post announcing the giveaway or on this blog post. You can comment about sheet pan dinners, whether or not you’d buy my cookbook, what Sir Kensington’s products you love the most, or anything else you find interesting.

Rules:

  1. Giveaway is open to residents of the United States.
  2. Winner will get to select any two Sir Kensington’s vinaigrettes.
  3. Giveaway will close Wednesday November 13, 2019 at 3pmEST.
  4. Winner will be chosen through random drawing.
  5. Winner will be contacted to get their shipping address.

Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway, Sir Kensington’s!

Happy eating and bonne chance!

Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

Serves 4-6 (with leftovers)

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Using two baking sheets, toss the chicken and all veggies in 1 cup of Sir Kensington’s dressing. Spread everything out evenly. It’s good if it touches. I like to keep the chicken skin side up, keeping the bottom in contact with the baking sheet. Bake, turning sheets once and stirring the veggies, until the chicken is fully cooked and the veggies are tender inside and browned and crispy outside, about 50-60 minutes (depending on your oven).
  3. While everything roasts, whisk together the remaining vinaigrette and the mayo to make a sauce.
  4. Top veggies with Maldon salt. Serve the veggies and chicken with the sauce poured overtop or on the side for dipping.

Monday

11

February 2013

12

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The Flavor Bible – Giveaway

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FlavorBible

The winner of a copy of The Flavor Bible is

Christy Durrance!!

Congratulations, Christy! Please email me (demacuisine@racheloberg.com) with your mailing address and we will send you your book!

There are lots of things that I love to do. One of my favorites is coming up with new recipes. Some are my variation of a classic – I obviously didn’t invent Chicken Pot Pie. But, some are my own creations.

I’m pretty good at paring foods. I trust my judgement when it comes to knowing if flavors will complement each other. But, having The Flavor Bible at my side has allowed me to combine things I didn’t know were a match. It’s broadened my horizons. It’s opened my eyes to so many amazing culinary opportunities.

For example, I wouldn’t have known that adding tarragon would make my Chard Wraps with Beef and Tarragon so delicious. Or, that beets, bacon, mache, oranges, apples, and pistachios would make a fabulous Mache and Citrus Salad. I would have missed out on all the amazing ways to use fennel pollen, a seasoning I’ve recently been introduced to. I wouldn’t have known that it goes well with fish, carrots, garlic, potatoes, and lemon, which would have meant no Mahi Mahi, Fennel, and Potato Chowder. And who can forget those little Red Cabbage and Apple Tarts that were made to be eaten with the Wowza Steak Salad?! I haven’t.

I’ve told you over and over again how much I love this book. I take photos of it when I use it. I’m so excited about how wonderful it is.

I just can’t help myself.

So, I want you to have one too.

Thanks to authors, Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page, I’m giving away one copy of The Flavor Bible!!

(This contest is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! If you did not win, The Flavor Bible is available on Amazon.com.)

To Enter

Leave a comment on this post about why you want this book.

If you would like to enter a second time, go to Facebook and like BOTH the De Ma Cuisine page and Karen and Andrew’s page. Then come back here and leave a second comment telling me that you’ve done this.

Giveaway ends Monday, February 18, 2013 at 9:00am (PST).

Giveaway is open to residents of North America.

Winner will be chosen using random.org.

Bonne Chance!

Wednesday

9

May 2012

5

COMMENTS

Birthday Extravaganza Continues… And Episode 22

Written by , Posted in A Cooking Show with Rachel O, Abundant Harvest Organics, Contests, This Week's Feast, Thoughts

Today is no longer my birthday. But, I have one last Birthday Extravaganza giveaway to do…

I want you to win an

Abundant Harvest Organics box!!!!

(This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering! If you didn’t win and would like to subscribe to AHO, visit their site!)

The winner is: Cathy Oberg!!!

Congratulations, Cathy!! Please let me know which delivery location Â you will pick up from. 

(If her last name looks familiar, it’s because she’s my mom-in-law. No, the contest wasn’t rigged. She won fair and square, using random.org! :)) 

Makes sense to do today, with this being an episode day. So let’s get to it!

First let’s talk about the episode. It’s a shorter one, since I was filming on my birthday, and wanted to try to work just a half day. And, success! I did! It was really nice. (Thanks for all the birthday wishes, by the way! I realize that they were prompted by the desire to win some awesome stuff… I don’t mind. I want you to wiiiiiiiinnnnnn!) I took part of the afternoon off, was spoiled by Husband, and went out with some really good friends to a local French restaurant that was simply divine! I don’t think I left a single morsel on my plate. Each bite was amazing. I had Steak with a Red Wine Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Asparagus. For dessert I had Crême Brulée. Oh boy. I wish I could have that again for dinner tonight!

Whoops, I was supposed to be talking about the episode… It features Fava Beans in a Chicken Caesar Salad?! Um, yes please! It’s a simple salad that is great lunch or dinner, as a side or a main dish… Husband didn’t even complain that we were just having salad as a meal. 🙂 I still have some lemons left from a few weeks ago, so I used those in the dressing, as well as some yummy garlic, dijon mustard, parmesan cheese, and Bari Organic Olive Oil. I used the lettuce that was in this week’s AHO box, and topped our salad with a few roasted and salted almonds, and some homemade croutons (you don’t have to do this, I just wanted to).

Yes, so I put fava beans in the salad. I liked the addition. They add protein, fiber, vitamins A and C, potassium, and iron (got that info from the newsletter… I hope you read them, they’re full of good information)! You could even omit the chicken if you wanted to have a vegetarian salad. Either way, I think it will be go-od!

And now on to the giveaway!

*Please note, you must be able to pick up from one of AHO’s delivery sites (in California) to be eligible to win (sorry to any who will miss out).

To enter to win a box from Abundant Harvest Organics:

1. Leave a comment here.

Additional Entries:

1. Like De Ma Cuisine and Abundant Harvest Organics on Facebook and post about this giveaway tagging De Ma Cuisine and AHO in the post. (For example,  “Rachel of @De Ma Cuisine is giving away a box of @Abundant Harvest Organics produce!!!”) Then come back here and leave one additional comment about it (no comment, no count :)).

2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway mentioning @De_Ma_Cuisine in the tweet (For example you could say “@De Ma Cuisine has an awesome giveaway going on. YOU COULD WIN A box of Abundant Harvest Organics produce!!!”). Then come back here and leave one additional comment about it (no comment, no count 🙂 ).

This giveaway is sponsored by Abundant Harvest Organics!!

This giveaway is open to residents of California (you must be able to pick up your prize from one of AHO’s delivery sites)!!

Giveaway ends Wednesday, May 16th at 9 am (PST).

1 winner will be chosen. Winner will receive 1 box of produce from Abundant Harvest Organics. Giveaway is limited to residents of residents of California (who are able to pick up their prize from one of AHO’s delivery sites). Winner will be chosen using Random.org and winner’s name will be posted on this page. Winner will have 3 days to contact me to acknowledge the win. After that time a new winner will be chosen.

Don’t forget to enter to win a bottle of Bari Olive Oil and Joy the Baker’s cookbook! Yay for giveaways!!! Yay for Birthdays!!

Now here are the recipes! Enjoy!!!

Chicken Caesar Salad… With Fava Beans

Last modified on 2012-12-01 02:20:21 GMT. 1 comment. Top.

Chicken Caesar Salad… With Fava Beans
Recipe Type: Salad, Main
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 2-4
Chicken Caesar Salad gets a boost with healthy fava beans!
Ingredients
  • 1 head lettuce, washed and torn
  • 1 C chicken, cooked and shredded (I used leftovers)
  • 1/2 C fava beans, blanched and shelled
  • Options for toppings: chopped almonds, 1/2 C croutons, parmesan cheese, bacon
  • caesar salad dressing
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Snap tip of fava bean and pull down using the string. Remove beans from inside. Boil beans for 30 seconds. Remove from pot and immediately plunge in an ice bath (bowl of cold water with ice in it) to stop the cooking process.
  3. Gently peel the tip, and squeeze the bean out.
  4. Prepare dressing.
  5. Assemble and toss salad with dressing.

 

Caesar Salad Dressing

Last modified on 2013-02-14 23:20:49 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

This dressing recipe is adapted from The Pioneer Woman’s recipe: Pam’s Simple Scrumptious Caesar Salad.

Caesar Salad Dressing
Recipe Type: Condiment
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Ingredients
  • 2-3 T lemon juice
  • 5 T mayo
  • 1 T dijon mustard
  • 10 T olive oil
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 C parmesan
  • pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. Whisk all ingredients except oil together.
  2. Slowly drizzle oil in, whisking as you do.

 

Homemade Croutons

Last modified on 2012-05-10 00:17:29 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

Croutons
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Ingredients
  • 1 C cubed bread
  • 1 T olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Toss cubed bread with oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Broil 5 minutes in toaster oven, flip, and broil 2 minutes more.
  3. Let sit 5 minutes.

 

This episode was sponsored by: Abundant Harvest Organics, Bari Olive Oil Company, and Molly Jenson!

This meal can be found on Tuesday of this week’s menu!

Tuesday

8

May 2012

38

COMMENTS

My Real Birthday

Written by , Posted in Contests, Thoughts

The day has arrived. The day we’ve all been waiting for… It’s my Birthday!

I hope you’re excited.

I am.

You may not care that I’m another year older. But, you may care about what you can win today…

Joy the Baker’s Cookbook!!!!

(This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered and for the wonderful birthday wishes. I had a great day!!)

The winner is Sandra Koerner!!!

Congratulations Sandra!! Please contact me to claim your prize and with your mailing address (demacuisine@racheloberg.com) by Friday May 18th. :) 

Yes, I’m serious! I’ve given one away before, and I love the cookbook so much that it’s happening again! I. Am. So. Excited! And, it’s gonna be AUTOGRAPHED!

To enter:

1. Leave a comment here. Easy.

Additional Entries:

1. Like me on Facebook and post about this giveaway tagging De Ma Cuisine in the post. (Try @De Ma Cuisine, if it doesn’t work the regular way. For example, “It’s Rachel at @De Ma Cuisine‘s birthday. And she’s giving away Joy the Baker’s cookbook!!!”) Then come back here and leave one additional comment about it (no comment, no count :)).

2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway mentioning @De_Ma_Cuisine in the tweet (For example you could say “@De Ma Cuisine has an awesome giveaway going on. YOU COULD WIN A JOY THE BAKER cookbook!!!”). Then come back here and leave one additional comment about it (no comment, no count 🙂 ).

(I was going to say like Joy and follow her on Twitter, but you do already, I just know it.)

This giveaway is sponsored by the lovely Joy the Baker. She’s the best!!

This giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Canada!!

Giveaway ends Tuesday, May 15th at 9 am (PST).

1 winner will be chosen. Winner will receive 1 autographed Joy the Baker Cookbook. Giveaway is limited to residents of the USA and Canada. Winner will be chosen using Random.org and winner’s name will be posted on this page. Winner will have 3 days to contact me to acknowledge the win and send their shipping address. After that time a new winner will be chosen.

Don’t forget to enter to win a bottle of Bari Olive Oil!

(Photo of Joy the Baker on her cookbook cover was taken by Michael Friedman.)

Monday

7

May 2012

7

COMMENTS

Birthday Extravaganza

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It is your birthday.

Actually, it is my birthday. Tomorrow.

Because I think presents are fun, I have a few things wrapped up for YOU! My birthday is a fun excuse to give some of my favorite things away. They’re all things I love and use at home.

Today’s Giveaway 

Bari Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

This olive oil is AMAZING! I want you to try it! 

(And, I’m choosing two winners!) 

(This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!)

The winners are Christy Durrance and Leigh-Ann Olsen!!

Congratulations, Christy and Leigh-Ann!

Please contact me with your mailing address and we’ll get your bottle of olive oil to you (demacuisine@racheloberg.com)!!

To Enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post.

Additional entries:

1. Like De Ma Cuisine and Bari on Facebook, then come back here and leave one additional comment about it (no comment, no count:) ).

2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway mentioning @De_Ma_Cuisine in the tweet. Then come back here and leave one additional comment about it (no comment, no count 🙂 ).

Giveaway ends Monday, May 14th at 9 am (PST).

2 winners will be chosen. Each winner will receive 1 bottle of Bari Olive Oil. Giveaway is limited to residents of the USA. Winners will be chosen using Random.org and winner’s names will be posted on this page. Winners will have 3 days to contact me to acknowledge the win and send their shipping address. After that time a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway sponsored by Bari Olive Oil Company!!!

There are more giveaways coming later in the week… starting tomorrow, on my actual BIRTHDAY. Here’s a hint about what’s to come… one has to do with a new cookbook I recently obtained, and the cookbook author I recently met. Another has to do with my favorite source of produce… I’m not telling you anything else. You’ll just have to wait patiently, just as I have been waiting to tell you.