Our Take on the Cook the Book Challenge, Week 1

In a previous blog post we stated there was a slight mix-up on our end regarding Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s recipe, Warm Quinoa with Vegetables and Eggs. Well, as promised, here’s our take on that dish.

Quinoa Veggie Bowl with Egg

Our version has some of the same ingredients: like quinoa and an egg. But it also introduces a variety of alternative ingredients that turned out to be a surprising delight of a dish. I didn’t follow any type of protocol with this one. It was just one of those random things that literally “popped” in my head.

I developed this recipe within a matter of minutes. You should have seen me scrambling around my kitchen trying to find a pen and a piece of paper to jot down the culinary thoughts that were running through my brain. It was truly a whirl-wind experience, but I have to admit that I love being the vessel for such a spontaneous burst of culinary creativity. It’s truly inspirational.

One of the best things about this dish is that it can be eaten ANY time of day. Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this version of a “quinoa bowl” will be a light yet filling treat to anyone who indulges in it.

Now, let’s get you to the good stuff … the recipe! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy cooking!!!

RECIPE: Quinoa Veggie Bowl with Egg

Quinoa Veggie Bowl with Egg

Detroit Jam Co.

The Detroit Jam Co is a local Detroit-based company that represents a creative spirit and drive that isn’t found anywhere else. You see, proud Detroiters are resilient, hard-working, and loyal people who will stop at nothing to accomplish their goals. We partnered with DJC because we share that same spirit and drive.

Detroit Jam Co

We have developed 7 recipes that highlight the deliciousness of Detroit Jam Co products. We took 4 jams:

  • Savory Tomato Jam
  • Raspberry Rhubarb Rose
  • Apple Pie
  • Honeyed Apricot Jalapeno

 

DJC Logo

I know what you’re probably thinking … those are interesting names for jams, especially since jams are typically a sweet delight that’s added to toast, bagels, and of course the classic peanut butter and jelly (or jam) sandwich. So the staff cooks and chefs at Culinary Kisses took those jams and made the most fabulous dishes that are as unique as the jam itself.

Click on this link to view the Detroit Jam Co website: http://www.detroitjamco.com/. They offer several of jams that do not disappoint on flavor or fun.

And here are the 7 recipes we developed. We hope you enjoy them!

Tomato Jam Chicken
Apple Crisp Squares

RECIPE: Apple Crisp Squares                            RECIPE: Tomato Jam Chicken

 

Tomato Jam Tacos
Triple R Waffles

 

 

 

 

RECIPE: Tomato Jam Tacos                          RECIPE: Triple R Waffles

 

Warm H.A.J. Kale & Salmon Salad

 

RECIPE: Warm H.A.J. Kale and Salmon Salad

 

 

Mini Vegan Cream Apple Pie Cups

 

Mini Vegan Cream Apple Pie Cups

 

 

 

Raspberry Rhubarb Rose Smoothie Bowl

 

RECIPE: Raspberry Rhubard Rose Smoothie Bowl