Pulled BBQ Chicken Burger with an Apple Cider Slaw

Chicken and BBQ sauce in the crock pot! Who knew? Apparently everyone besides me, as this is the most popular crock pot recipe out there. You know how you get stuck in food ruts sometimes, where you can’t think of anything to cook besides tacos or spaghetti?

Well, I’ve been stuck in a crock pot rut. I’ve never branched out from my staples and tried anything besides chicken tacos or pot roast. I guess there is no better time than the holidays to dust off that slow cooker and try something new. If you are anything like me you are BUSY!

You are going to love this recipe. Here are a few reasons why I think you should make it.

One, it is so easy. Seriously easy. And fast! All that time you save in the kitchen you could be doing something productive like Christmas shopping, or going to the gym… or just spacing out watching ridiculous YouTubes. Your choice. My gym has decided to play techno Christmas music, a fusion that should never be, so I choose YouTube.

Two, it is one of those yin and yang kind of dishes. Balanced. A fusion that should be! The slaw is so bright, fresh, and colorful, it is a perfect counter to the tangy, tender chicken. Spicy, sweet, and sour. Count me in.

Three, I don’t know why this is but men seem to be very impressed with “meat so tender you can cut it with a fork.” Just an observation guys, don’t mean to stereotype. This would be perfect football food if your man was so lucky. [Read more…]

Turkey Meatball Sub

Turkey Meatball SubAll this running is making me hungry. Like I need a turkey meatball sub for lunch kind of hungry!

It doesn’t help that yesterday afternoon my friend Kate from Kailua dropped off fresh, rosemary rolls from Agnes Portuguese Bakery. She is a new friend, but it’s like she’s known me forever. Thank you Kate!

Maybe it’s Oahu that’s making me so hungry. There are so many amazing places to eat here and apparently I intend on finding all of them. I’m like Giada in Weekend Getaways…only much less glamorous and I’m dragging along two kids instead of a stylish tote bag. Touche.

When I was young I would familiarize myself with a new place by finding a record store, a coffee shop and probably a piercing parlor. Now I seem to be on a endless scavenger hunt to find the best places to eat and grocery shop in Oahu. If I know where the prime malasadas and shave ice are, then everything else will just fall into place. Right?

Luckily for me the new Honolulu Magazine is all about must try hole in the wall restaurants. The scavenger hunt continues!

But for now lets talk about meatball subs. [Read more…]