Think about it. When we make a meal with love and intention, we create a work of art. We transform an array of disparate ingredients into something whole and completely new. That’s magic.
Then, we share our feast with ourselves and others. We’re connected and nurtured through the very act of eating and sharing a meal. Like the food we savor, we’re transformed.
As a former chef, I believe in my bones that food is life. With it comes the beautiful threads of inspiration, transformation, and connection—staples to help us live the highest version of our lives.
Recipe from Ava’s kitchen
Mix wet ingredients together and then add dry. Then add 2 c. bran cereal and 1 c. nuts (I use walnuts, pecans, or almonds depending on the combo).
You decide on the magic!
Bake at 375 degrees, alternating top and bottom racks for a total of 16-18 minutes (depending on how big your muffin tins are).
Recipe from French Roast
In a Dutch oven, fry the chicken pieces in the butter, careful not to burn the butter. After 10-15 minutes of cooking the meat on both sides, remove the chicken and place to the side. Add the following chopped vegetables to the butter and chicken drippings:
Sauté for about 10 minutes. Then add 8 ounces of quartered mushrooms to the mixture and continue cooking for about 5 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons of flour, mixing thoroughly but slowly, and cook until the sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Then add 3/4 cup of white wine and 4 cups of chicken broth. Stir gently to ensure the vegetables do not break. Add the chicken pieces back into the pot on top of the vegetables. Add a bouquet garni to the pot. After the mixture has boiled, reduce the heat to simmer and cook covered for about 30 minutes. Remove the chicken.
Whisk 2 egg yolks and 1/4 cup cream together and then temper the mixture with the warm sauce. Then add this into the pot, stirring gently, and cook until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and incorporate. Finish by adding the chicken back into the pan with 3 tablespoons of tarragon, fresh preferred, and 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Stir gently for 2 minutes and then serve. Bon appétit.