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The Night Before Thanksgiving…

27 Nov

The Jefe Stir Fry Color Montage…

Add a nice red wine and a precocious, food stealing Jack Russell and we have the Night Before Thanksgiving at Casa del Jefe. Jack has already made me post before I wanted to…dog!

Eat well,


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Domingo Por La Mañana with The Food Jefe

17 Nov

Home Alone 3….see my Tweets on Twitter.

Random thoughts on this Domingo with Esposita on a girls weekend with her sisters…

1. Made Bourbon Blue Cheese burgers last night and watched college football. Sorry to see USC win, but it was a fun game to watch.

2. I enjoyed a Baileys with coffee while watching The Hunger Games. I thought Jennifer Lawrence was brilliant in her role. I wasn’t sure what to expect and actually loved the movie. Lawrence is going to be a superstar (and probably already is). I’m pumped to watch the sequel.

3. Went to Mass this morning and then went to cemetery and visited Dad. Cold, windy November morning.

4. Esposita is the best. She made enough pancakes before she left to cover me for the weekend. Watching some NFL while munching on pancakes and quiche, and a nice, hot coffee. Dogs are resting after a busy morning of eating breakfast and going potty. They know today is Domingo!

5. Seahawks on later today. Already wearing my 12 jersey to cheer hard from home. Excited for the Hawks debut of Percy Harvin.

6. I’ve got all the fixin’s ready to make Esposita Tacos de Pato (Duck Tacos). I will get all the slaw and stuff early so it’s ready to go post Seahawks win.

Wow. That’s a lot. I love Domingos in November. What are you doing and eating today?

Eat well,


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Domingo por la noche con Jefe

10 Nov

I missed the morning. Here is what I did for Sunday dinner after a Seahawks victory…

Apple Sausage Delight

6 apple Gouda sausages
Shredded cabbage
One yellow bell pepper sliced
Heat skillet with coconut oil
Add everything together after skillet is warm
While cooking add salt, garlic powder, and a touch of red table wine
Heat until hot and serve in bowl

After my first taste if it, I added crumbled blue cheese. It was the right move. Easy, healthy, and delicioso!

P.S. Pour yourself a glass if that table red!

Eat well,


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Jefe Solo (con perritos)

2 Nov

Okay my English speaking only pals this means I’m hanging with the dogs tonight. Esposita is off to a charity event with her parents and sisters. I’m cool chilling at home.

This means I can watch what she has no interest in (likely to be 42) and eat what she can’t eat. That’s what I’m ruminating on. I’m thinking burger with bourbon in it or maybe some angry chops. Suggestions? I will reveal all later tonight!

Eat well,


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Domingo por la Mañana with The Food Jefe

27 Oct

My new Sunday feature starts today! For my English only speaking pals it says Sunday morning with The Food Jefe. Let’s go!

My perfect Sunday mornings are in full tilt. Today is an example. I’m eating my favorite desayuno ever…Esposita made me Paleo chocolate pancakes with blueberries. Had my Colombian coffee with a little hazelnut creamer and 2 alligators of chocolate syrup (see a trend?).

The ambience is hanging with Esposita and the dogs watching ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown. Raining and gray outside and Captain Jack trying to steal my pancakes. Heading to Mass soon and then on to more football. Sometimes we flip to Mass first and then desayuno but we were eating tapas into the evening last night and slept in.

What’s your perfect Sunday morning? Share it here on my blog or on my Twitter @TheFoodJefe. If you’re on Twitter and like my writing on food and other fun stuff, follow me!

That’s it for this Domingo. I’m fueled with pancakes and coffee and ready for a great day. Buenos Dias a todos!


March Madness – Day 1

20 Mar

Okay, I’m watching the end of the game pitting James Madison and LIU-Brooklyn. James Madison is closing out the Blackirds and will move on into the regular tourney. Yes, I know that last night were other “First Four” games, and I’m a day behind. However, I just thought of this…

March Madness is one of my most favorite sporting events and period of time. I love hoops and The Big Dance provides great play, loads, of drama, and tons of fun.

And food.

So for the remainder of the Madness, I will add some ideas on how to add some food to the feast. Watch for it when games are on (Thursday-Sunday).

Tonight, I wimped out. Esposita is gone on business and I just didn’t feel like cooking. But that can happen on Madness nights. I went old school. I took a higher quality frozen pizza from Trader Joe’s. Lots of meat -pepperoni, sausage, and of course cheesy. I’m adding the rest of my Irish Death left over from Dia de San Patricio. Easy peezy…

Next game is LaSalle and Boise State. Let the madness begin.

Eat well,


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Heating Up Your Steak

16 Mar

Want to add a little “heat” to your regular, ordinary, mundane salt and pepper only steak?

Of course you do!

I had a sirloin steak being thawed for dinner tonight. Instead of doing the plain old, boring salt and pepper, Esposita and I spiced things up tonight (which is always fun to do anyway, right?)

Here’s what you do. Create a little mix that includes…

– 1 tsp red chili pepper
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1/4 tsp ground cumin
– salt (eyeball it)
– a dash of cayenne pepper

Mix it together well. Pull your steaks out and brush them liberally with olive oil on both sides. Then rub in the mix really well. Make sure you use the entire mix and work it in with the olive oil.

Now, you should have been pre-heating your oven to broil at 350 degrees. Once it’s ready, move the steaks onto a broiling pan and put it at the very top rung – about 4 inches from the top.

Broil for 5 minutes. Then flip those puppies over and broil for another 6 minutes. When you pull them out, the joint will be smoking coming out of the oven so make sure your fan is working overtime (you may have to open a few windows like we did). Let the steaks rest for 5 minutes covered.

The steaks were cooked to a beautiful medium-rare and boy could you taste the heat from the cayenne and red chili peppers! We added some sweet potato fries that Esposita always knocks out of the park, and a nice slaw that really went well with the steak.

Next time, I think I’m going to cook those bad boys the same way BUT. Slice them up and make a rocking black and blue steak. I think the blue cheese will marry nicely with the “hot” steak!

P.S. Don’t worry – the steak is not too hot. It has a perfect heat to it that wont burn your mouth and gives it a nice pop. Stay true to the measurements to ensure that.

Eat well,


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