Saturday brunch at Square Peg

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We would suggest ordering the grilled cheese Mac n cheese. It is a delicious start to your weekend. Square Peg is a great center city brunch places featuring southern food. Being southern girls (Virginian) this place is right up our alley!

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To start off, we had the warm cinnamon donuts ( incredible) and a fruit salad (generic, but detoxifying :), we then split the chilaquiles (overall was ok- but with excellent sauce) and the grilled cheese Mac n cheese ( earth-shattering explosion of deliciousness).

The Philadelphia brunch scene is almost certainly ruled by a Day by Day, but we’d say Square Peg is definitely worth a visit or two.

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Le Garage in Sauselito

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On a recent trip to San Francisco, we made a quick stop at Le Garage, an excellent restaurant in Sauselito. The cheese plate was served with delicious bread and some sweet and pleasantly gritty quince paste. It was a great pairing. The croque monsieur was toasty-delicious, which is definitely a word 🙂

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The neat thing is that it is literally a garage! It’s got a big red garage door and everything!

Eggplant stew and saffron rice

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This dish is called ‘khoreshteh bademjan ‘ in Farsi. Normally, cooks slave for around two hours to make this dish but using a slow cooker, this stew takes far less time and if possible, tastes even more delicious.

Stewed tomatoes, chunks of lamb, and fried eggplant, served over a bed of white basmati rice makes an excellent lunch or dinner. Search for this Persian recipe online 🙂

Almond meal coconut chicken

This meal was a perfect lunch. The chicken was encrusted with almond meal and fried in trader joe’s coconut oil. The sauce is roasted red pepper and goat cheese. For crunch, sunflower seeds on A simple salad completes a delicious and nutritious meal 🙂

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The recipe for the kitchen was basically taken directly from Circle B Kitchen

Almond Crusted Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, or chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • salt, pepper, other spices you like
  • egg for egg wash (optional)
  • 1 roasted red pepper (can be canned)
  • at least 1 tbsp goat cheese (but you can never have too much goat cheese!)
  • coconut oil for sauteeing

Instructions

  1. Combine the almond meal with salt, pepper, and any other spices you like
  2. If the chicken pieces are not even, flatten them. This is very important for even cooking.
  3. If you prefer to use an egg wash, dip the chicken in the egg wash.
  4. Coat the chicken with the almond meal mixture
  5. Pre-heat the saute pan and melt the coconut butter. When it is hot, start to sautee the chicken on one side
  6. While the chicken cooks, make the quick sauce. Blend the pepper and goat cheese together. Add any spices you like.
  7. Flip the chicken to brown on the other side
  8. When the chicken is cooked through, serve with the red pepper sauce on top

Yield: 4

Tags: Paleo, gluten-free