The Jungle

  1. Lobster Mac and Cheese

    Lobster Mac and Cheese Macaroni and cheese is the quintessential comfort food. Piping hot pasta smothered in rich, gooey cheese sauce makes for the perfect meal or side dish just about any day of the week. While its continued popularity owes a lot to the convenience of a certain prepackaged variety found in a blue box, you might be surprised at how easy and rewarding it can be to make your own mac and cheese from scratch. Give our decadent Lobster Mac and Cheese recipe a try and prepare to ditch the cheese powder forever. Continue reading →

  2. Chai Tea Biscotti

    Chai Tea Biscotti Winter is finally here in full force! Much of the country is buried under a blanket of snow, and we find ourselves wanting to stay inside under some nice warm blankets of our own. Few things are better on a chilly winter day than a nice hot cup of coffee and a delicious treat to dip in it. Our Chai Tea Biscotti recipe puts a spicy spin on the classic Italian biscuit and is sure to help you through even the most frightful winter day. Continue reading →

  3. Harissa Chicken Salad with Cilantro Herb Dressing

    Harissa Chicken Salad The New Year is almost here, and many of us will take this chance to work on new, healthier versions of ourselves. While a lot of people assume that eating healthy means giving up flavor, this couldn’t be further from the truth! If you look at diets in other parts of the world, you’ll find that many of them turn to spices in order to liven up their meals. Adding a little heat is a great way to take any meal from bland to bold, and one of our favorite ways to kick things up is a North African condiment called harissa. With our recipe for Harissa Chicken Salad with Cilantro Herb Dressing, you can bring a taste of Tunisia to your table anytime. Continue reading →

  4. Healthy Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

    Easy Spaghetti Squash Bolognese Snow is starting to fall here in West Michigan. As winter looms, it can be tempting to go into a state of hibernation—shutting yourself away in your warm, cozy house and taking comfort in a variety of rich, not-so-great-for-you foods. What if we told you there’s a way to enjoy a hearty classic pasta dish with a fraction of the carbs and calories? If that sounds too good to be true, you need to try our healthy spaghetti squash Bolognese recipe. Continue reading →

  5. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

    Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Grilled cheese and tomato soup. Few culinary combinations seem to soothe the soul quite as much. Take a bite of the chewy, gooey sandwich and a sip of soup (or even better, dunk the sandwich in the soup), and you’ll be instantly transported back to childhood. While this dynamic duo is a great go-to comfort food year-round, it seems to taste especially good once the temperature outside starts to drop. With fall in full swing, it seemed like the perfect time to share our recipe for the perfect homemade grilled cheese and tomato soup. Continue reading →

  6. Spicy Three Bean and Beef Chili

    Three Bean Chili Fall weather brings not only a change of the seasons here in Michigan; it also brings a change in the food scene. The bright, crisp, vibrant flavors and colors of summer begin to fade as we turn to bold spices, heavier meals and comfort foods such as mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, soups, and stews to help us get through the ever-shorter days. But one of our favorite ways to add a little warmth (in more ways than one) to any fall day is with a nice hot bowl of chili. Continue reading →

  7. Asparagus and Lobster Mushroom Risotto

    Asparagus and Lobster Mushroom Risotto We’re here to clear risotto’s name. Somehow this simple, unassuming little dish has gained a bit of notoriety as being difficult to cook. Many people are afraid to even attempt risotto at home for fear that they will somehow ruin it. The truth is that with a little love and attention, risotto couldn’t be easier. It even plays well with others, as you can mix in just about any sort of meat or veggies and end up with a delicious meal. We like to combine the creaminess of risotto with the crunch of roasted asparagus and the rich chewiness of lobster mushrooms. Continue reading →

  8. Rosemary Chicken Tenders and Savory Waffles

    How to Make Eclairs Chicken and waffles may sound like an odd pairing. Until you try it, that is. The combination of crispy, juicy, salty fried chicken and fluffy, chewy, waffles (with plenty of syrup) is pure magic. The ultimate sweet-and-savory dish, chicken and waffles can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anytime in between. Born of the soul-food tradition in Harlem, this unassuming combination has seen a bit of a renaissance as of late, with hip kitchens across the country putting their own spin on it. We have our own take, in the form of this recipe for rosemary chicken tenders with savory waffles. But first, a bit of history. Continue reading →

  9. Spicy Grilled Blueberry Chicken

    Blueberry Chipotle Grilled Chicken Blueberries and chicken: two great tastes that taste great together! Okay, so that may not be your immediate reaction when you think about this combination. Most of us tend to only think of blueberries in sweet dishes such as pies, muffins, pancakes, and so on. But if you’ve never considered using the subtly sweet, slightly tart flavor of blueberries to complement a savory dish, you are missing out on a whole world of culinary possibilities. Fortunately, this grilled chicken with spicy blueberry glaze is the perfect recipe to set you on the right path. Continue reading →

  10. Blueberry Chipotle Ketchup

    Blueberry Chipotle Ketchup Blueberry season is in full swing here in Michigan. Farmers’ markets and roadside stands are overflowing with the little blue superfoods. One of the best things about blueberries is that they are as versatile as they are tasty. Eat a handful straight up or sprinkle them over your morning oatmeal. Bake them into a pie or make blueberry jam if you want to preserve them for the coming months. While it can be tempting to stick exclusively to sweet applications, blueberries can add a unique twist to a variety of savory foods as well. Case in point? This blueberry chipotle ketchup. Continue reading →

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