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So you’re probably wondering how I came up with the name Grocery Goddess! Well let me explain. Since I moved into my new place I was always eating out. That eventually made me feel like crap. So I started cooking my own meals. I was scared because before, my meals didn’t come out so good. I started off doing simple things like box meals and simple dishes like chicken and canned green beans. After awhile I started experimenting and grew a bigger interest in food. I stopped eating canned foods and boxed meals. I started to cook fresh and this was the best decision ever! I stayed in the grocery store buying veggies, fruits and all kind of spices and sauces.

So one day I ran across The Fresh Market. I didn’t know what this place was so out of curiosity I went in. Boy oh boy, talk about a kid in a candy store!? I was in food heaven! I literally was in the grocery store for 2 hours amazed! So much fresh meats, fruits, vegetables and spices! I looked at my cart and just had to take a Instagram picture. I captioned the picture “Grocery Goddess”. Nothing to it.

Grocery Goddess

Weeks later I wanted to do something in my spare time and came up with the idea to blog. But what am I going to blog about? Hmm? Food duh! Then I realized what I can name it. That caption I used for my Instagram picture. “Grocery Goddess”. That’s pretty much how that all came about. I wanted to just simply share my food journey along with other fun foodie topics. But recently it grew into more than just that. Since today I’m now on my third catered event and I’ve also created a yummy sauce that I will introduce real soon! Its amazing how things work and I cant be any more happier!

Meatball Subs!

FIRST RECIPE POST!!!

Aren’t you guys excited!? I am! So! Here’s the deal with the recipes! Every so often I will be posting about what I cooked and will share the recipe with you all. Some recipes will be from other food bloggers, restaurants, other chefs or maybe even you! Its simply just me recreating them or spicing em’ up to my liking or whatever! ALSO! I will be having *EXCLUSIVE RECIPES* where this will be up for sale for a small donation. So you got to stay tuned to see what’s poppin’!

 

meatball sub

So I was feeling a little Italian when I decided to make these and so glad I was because they were soooo good! Plus I made them by scratch minus the bread. (I’m still working on my dough skills!) Check out the recipe, try it out and let me know how they taste or what you might have done different! 🙂

meatballs simmering in marinara

 

 

Meatballs

Ingredients

  • MEATBALLS
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1lb veal
  • 1tbsp chopped Italian parsley
  • salt/pepper/white pepper to taste
  • SLURRY
  • about a cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 maybe 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 1tsp olive oil
  • MARINARA SAUCE
  • 1 14oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 minced garlic
  • 1tsp oregano
  • 1tbsp chopped Italian parsley
  • about 1/3 cup chopped sauté vidalia onions
  • salt/pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix your ground beef and veal.
  2. Make your slurry by adding all slurry ingredients. Then add slurry to ground beef and veal mixture along with salt, pepper, white pepper and parsley and mix with your hands!
  3. Combine it pretty good but not over combine and form into loose balls.
  4. I used the broiler and pop them in. I pretty much watched them so they didn't burn. Its just a quicker way to cook them but you can bake them at 400 degrees about 20 minutes or utill golden and cooked through.
  5. Start making your sauce by sautéing onions until they're translucent in a nice size pan.
  6. Meanwhile in a food processor add all the marinara sauce ingredients together and blend it up!
  7. Then pour your sauce in the pan with your sautéed onions and then add your cooked meatballs!
  8. You can serve them up now but I let them simmer low all together for about 30 minutes, its like a flavor jacuzzi for the meatballs.
  9. I served them on some fresh bread but you don't have to. Use them for spaghetti or eat em by themselves!
  10. OH YEA! Make sure you top them with some grated or sliced cheeses such as parmesan or provolone!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/meatball-subs/

 

 

Welcome to My Food Journey

My love for food have grown over the past year. I’ve always LOVED food but I didn’t know how to cook. I tried a few times and failed a lot (hell I still do). Plus I got joked on, talking about my food looked like struggle meals (a meal that’s just doesn’t look and probably doesn’t taste good). Now that I’m tired of being the struggle meal queen I started experimenting and exploring the food world and doing so opened a new venture for me! I now love being in the kitchen making love to the food! But, I don’t always feel like cooking, so I go out to eat. I try not to eat at those basic ass spots, you know the popular food chains. I like to search for the local joints and see what they got cooking up. To sum it all up I’m going to blog about my food, other folks food and all kinda food related things! Welcome to my food journey!