Samosas: It’s all in the Packaging

I like to live a bit dangerously, a bit on the edge. I like surprises and I like getting out of routines.

In cooking this means- always try something new! It’s rare that I break out my tried-and-true specialty recipes. Instead, I like making something I’ve never done before. My Lunch Bunch is the […]

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The Making of the Burgers

Applegate Farms Turkey Burgers – Yum!

Yesterday, I made Burgers Mexicanos for Lunch (since I had ripe avocadoes and tomatoes to use.)

Ready for the grill

I get to preview the lunch!

I love homemade bread, and I love to spoil the lunch bunch. So when I got up yesterday morning, […]

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Serv-Safe, Lunches, Bronze- Another typical Monday

Good morning and happy Monday to everybody! Happy belated Mother’s day to you Moms out there.

For those that missed it, there is a love letter to my mom on the Minneapolis Star Tribune website from Saturday 5/8. I responded to a tweet from Bill Ward, a reporter who covers local stories and writes […]

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Traditional Lunch is the April winner

For the month of April, which ranged from crazy Turkey sightings to Beach Visits, the Lunch Club’s favorite meal was a traditional one: Chicken Pot Pie in ramekins.

The word Ramekin is so cool, and the single-serving dishes are so cute- that must be why this dish won! Presentation is important!

Adapted from April 2007 […]

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What’s in your Pot?

Show me yours, and I’ll show you mine.

OK, I’ll just show you mine. You may not have had anything in your pot at 9:04 this morning.

Last night, Dave and I had a dinner party- Johnny Slots was the winner of the “I Know Neighbor Dave” contest from March. (You can join in on […]

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This week’s lunch theme: Sandwiches

The Lunch Bunch asked for burgers, but I am going to do a little takeoff on that and go for a sandwich theme this week!

I am very excited that it’s May- I put my April cooking magazines away and have broken out May editions. This week’s menu is adapted from May 2010 Cooking Light-

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Customer Appreciation: Going to the Ocean

Yes my friends, you read this right. My Lunch Bunch is going to benefit from my lack of personal control: you’re coming to the beach with me to surf.

No, it’s not Hawaii, or Puerto Rico… it’s in your lunch box. I splurged and went to Coastal Seafoods today. In fact, I did all my […]

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Start crazy, end Traditional

For all you Holiday Card recipients, yes, this is the Catalyst Cooks site (for now). Stay tuned for a real one – when I get hosting and content management all figured out!

I was challenged to pick out recipes for this week’s lunches- so I decided to start out of the comfort zone and work […]

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Dave Delivers: Favorite March Lunch Results

Hi to my Lunch people and anyone else that is interested:

I send out a weekly survey to my lunch clients to gather feedback on the lunches, serving size, microwaveability, etc. By an overwhelming majority, the group’s favorite lunch from March was coincidentally also the lunch I thought was the biggest risk for my audience: […]

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Adding some Spring to your Lunch

I’m attracted to bright, lively food this week, given the beautiful weather we’ve been having.

I’m also thinking about poultry, since we had a live turkey in our yard yesterday at dawn!

(Mr. Ruffled Feathers was just a little irritated that I was snapping pictures of him from close range; and he was […]

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