Have a recommendation? We'd LOVE to hear it!
Salutations Readers!

Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
Foodie Movie Review-y which will focus on movies about food or ones that have a lot of beautiful food in them. There are other food musings, and hopefully soon contests and so much more. But, Foodie Friends, it is all about food. Because we love it!
And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Foodies at Home: Bowtie Pesto Pasta with Chicken and Goat Cheese

There is not much to this recipe, but it tasted so good and was so easy, I had to share!

8 oz. bowtie (farfalle) pasta
1- 1 1/2 cup cooked and seasoned chicken
1/4-1/3 cup Classico Pesto (in the jar)
2 oz. goat cheese

How to make it:
1) Cook and drain the pasta.
2) Mix in the chicken and pesto.
3) Sprinkle the top with goat cheese.
4) Serve and enjoy.

Seriously, it is that easy to make a super tasty dish. This meal feels like something you would order at a restaurant!

You will see some similarities between this and the previously posted recipe. We stretched the ingredients to make two completely different tasting meals.

We used a store bought rotisserie chicken that we picked from the bones. It works really well for the recipe. Saves you time because you do not have to cook it. And, it actually pretty cheap!

Again, I can not stress enough how easy and delicious this meal is. Try it. I dare ya!

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