Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Salmon with NomGrits and Veg

Broiled salmon and dill with NomGrits (grits with sweet white corn, jalapeno, vidalia onion, and cheddar cheese), balsamic roasted asparagus and steamed broccoli. 4 Noms.
NomGrits simmering pre-cheese. The onion, jalapeno and corn were all sauteed and cooked down prior to adding the grits.
Great cut of salmon prior to being broiled.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Carne Asada Night!!

We marinated a skirt steak in a worcester, soy sauce, orange juice, garlic, red pepper flakes and lime juice and seared it on the grill medium-rare. Sliced it up for tacos with a mix of peppers and onion cooked in the grill pan on high heat, home-made Nommerstein guacamole, spanish rice with black frijoles, and grilled corn on the cob rubbed with salt, pepper and olive oil. 4 Nom fiesta

Friday, August 14, 2009

A couple more garden pics

Got some jalapenos coming in good. A couple okra flowers, one with a bee in it doing what bees do. A few maters, better boy and roma. And a big ol bright orange squash blossom.

Sausage party!

Tonight we decided to go with chicken sausage, which we've been eating alot of recently. I guess really anything chicken. Grilled some corn from the co-op in the husk. Sauteed the okra whole on the grill with a sweet banana peppersliced up, both from the garden in olive oil, soy, spicy vinegar and char broil seasoning, as well as grilled the sausage. The spicy vinegar and banana pepper added a nice little tang to the okra, which really goes well with soy I've found. I like to eat them whole. Grab the stem and bite off the whole thing. I drizzled what was left of the soy/olive oil over the okra and peppers. I used a some french bread as a bun for mine with some spicy mustard. They tasted good together, but the bread being so tough made it kinda hard to eat.

Delicious Fri night dinner with a couple beers and some refreshing summertime peach/strawberry cocktails Yorke made as we cooked. Rum was the liqua' of choice.

This party has before and after pics.

Chicken Parm!

One of the great things about making an incredible marinara is that if you make enough of it you can eat on it for days and a multitude of ways. The sauce we made on Sunday has carried us through this week serving as the base for pasta, meatball sandwiches and finally, last night L made an incredible chicken parm to finish the sauce off. She fried the chicken breasts after dredging them through egg wash and then in an herb and bread crumb mixture. Finished the cooking process by baking the chicken in the oven with the marinara, provolone and parmesan cheese. Broccoli tossed in garlic butter and garlic bread on the side. Obviously garlic is a staple in the house of Nom. 4.3 Noms!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A couple garden pics

I figured since this is a food blog, I'd throw up a few pics of the garden I took this evening before dinner. You'll probably see it all at some point on a plate in the near future.

Lots of okra. It's a pretty cool looking plant.

A couple bell peppers.

Some jalapeno's between the basil, sage and tomatoes.

Big canteloupe. Little canteloupe. Best of friends.


So we finally got the new camera and Yorke cooked a photogenic AND delicious dinner for the occasion. Grits, tomatoes, squash and onions are from the co-op. Chicken andouille sausage made by the farmers mkt. The grits were creamy deliciousness. I do believe the girl has perfected cooking a grit. She sauteed the sausage and veggies together in olive oil with basil and sage from the garden. Muy bien.

She had to take pics from several angles to get used to the new camera. Sure beats the blackberry.


A small miracle happened last week, when my wonderful wife cooked me some dinner! And it was the best one she has cooked me yet. She slow cooked some pork loin with cabbage, taters, and carrots. Very yummy, with some Brasilian style rice and beans, the key to my heart. The pics dont do it justice, but here you go. 3 Noms.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Spaghetti and Meatballs!!!

Finished product! Fresh parm on top.
We added the meatballs to the sauce that was made from scratch using tomatoes from my family's garden, yellow peppers, green peppers, vidalia onion, garlic, red wine vinegar, celery, carrots and red pepper flakes for a little spice.
L-Nom made these incredible meatballs using Veal, Pork and Beef rolled with fresh herbs, parm, ciabatta and other good things. Cooked stove-top in olive oil.

Nommers Colaborate!

Finished product bacon-chedda bbq burgers!
Patties of grass-fed sirloin and chuck basted in house made bbq sauce. Topped with chedda!
Yox's housemade pesto pasta salad.
Spread of pasta salad, burgs, homemade bbq sauce, sideyard veggies and co-op veggies. Y-Noms made some quick pickled cucumbers and onions.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cedar Plank Salmon and Summer Risotto

We were very excited about this dinner and it worked out perfectly. The risotto cooked with squash, zucchini, vidalia and white wine came out incredible and worked very well with the salmon grilled on a cedar plank. On the side we cooked down kale from the farmer's market with butter and garlic and then tossed it with a little grated ginger and sesame oil. 4.5 Noms!