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nothing wasted…

So after playing around with what would be for dinner, I realized that I had some lonely grape tomatoes sitting out just waiting to release their juicy goodness! What better to do with them, but make a quick, but flavorful sauce to toss with some pasta…
I simply sautéed the tomatoes in some olive oil until they softened, wrinkled and began to let out their sweet juices. Once those juices started flowing, in went some minced garlic and a touch of super rich balsamic vinegar! As soon as the sauce began to reduce and dash of salt went in, a quick stir and then of course… a taste!
Sweet, salty, slightly acidic and full of that perfect punch. Tossed with some beautiful, ribboned pasta and it was time to experience sensuality…

at a low simmer…
-R

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blast of balsamic!

Tonight was the perfect night to make something different. I sautéed some chicken breast in olive oil. Once browned, everything was put into a bowl off to the side to regain its composure. In the same pan, I sautéed a diced onion and a few cloves of garlic that I minced. A good addition of marsala wine and reduce, reduce, reduce… to my reduced and fragrant sauce went roughy eight ounces of mascarpone, a teaspoon of dijon mustard and the star of this sauce… balsamic vinegar!! Again, a slight reduction of the balsamic vinegar and the chicken breast was added in and tossed around to coat and cook through. An addition of minced parsley for freshness and things all came together!
To plate, some steamed cauliflower with some crushed red pepper and finishing oil, alongside organic brown rice.
The sauce lent a wonderful tangy, but sweet and creamy flavor/texture. The brown rice gave a perfect nuttiness, while the cauliflower provided a slightly crunchy element.
Yum Yum Yum!

at a low simmer…
-R

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