Archives: Main Dish

Spaghetti Squash with Sausage

September 27, 2018 | By andrea | Comments Off on Spaghetti Squash with Sausage | Filed in: Italian, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Vegetable.

I’m always looking for creative ways to eat veggies, so this Italian-inspired recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Sausage is a great find! The dish is tasty and quick enough for an easy weeknight meal. Plus, spaghetti squash is good for you and a great alternative to pasta. The recipe calls for microwaving the halved squash • Read More »

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Cedar-Planked Salmon with Honey-Lime Dressing

March 21, 2015 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Life in Oregon, Main Dish, Recipes, Seafood.

I recently bought a beautiful fillet of sockeye salmon at the grocery store. Not knowing exactly what other ingredients I’d use with it, I knew that I’d at least be grilling it that evening. As soon as I got home I did a quick search through my grilling cookbooks and landed on this recipe for • Read More »

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Turkey Poblano Chili

February 2, 2015 | By andrea | Comments Off on Turkey Poblano Chili | Filed in: Chili, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern, Turkey.

Chili is one of those perfect dishes for casual entertaining because it can be made a day ahead of time and you can easily double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd. This recipe features ground turkey and poblano  peppers, a type of chili pepper used in Mexican and Southwestern cooking. Poblanos range in heat from mild to • Read More »

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Sicilian Meatballs with Fresh Basil Marinara

October 25, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Sicilian Meatballs with Fresh Basil Marinara | Filed in: Comfort Food, Italian, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Recipes.

  If you’ve never made homemade meatballs, it’s time to step up to the plate and give it a swing. Sure, you can buy a bag of them at the grocery store but there’s really no comparison between a good, homemade meatball and the spongey, frozen store-bought variety! These Sicilian Meatballs are flavored with fresh herbs, good parmesan cheese (worth • Read More »

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Cobb Salad with Fresh Herbs

July 26, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Cobb Salad with Fresh Herbs | Filed in: Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Salad, Summer, Vegetable.

Who can resist a good Cobb salad? The combo of smoky bacon, perfectly ripe avocados, tomatoes and blue cheese mixed with salad greens is an American classic!. The updates in this version come from the use of grilled chicken, pine nuts, fresh herbs, and a tangy Lemon-Sherry Vinaigrette. The salad is hearty, flavorful and makes • Read More »

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Cedar-Planked Salmon with Red Pepper & Caper Sauce

June 7, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes.

Salmon — famous in the Pacific Northwest — is my favorite type of fish, and cooking it on a cedar plank is my favorite method of cooking it. The plank not only keeps the fish moist because it protects it from the direct heat of the grill, but it infuses the salmon with a wonderful smoky flavor. The • Read More »

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Indonesian Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango-Peanut Salsa

June 3, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Asian, Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes.

A simple spice rub and a fresh mango salsa turn ordinary grilled chicken thighs into a vibrant, super-flavorful meal. I loved the combination of sweet, ripe mango, the spicy heat of the jalepeno, and the pungent cilantro…delicious! If you don’t use coriander or turmeric on a regular basis, it’s best to buy only what you’ll need for • Read More »

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Green Posole with Chicken

May 3, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Green Posole with Chicken | Filed in: Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

Posole (also spelled pozole; pronounced poh-SOH-lay) is a hearty, meaty Mexican soup or stew that includes hominy, although there are vegetarian versions out there, too. This recipe for Green Posole with Chicken is delicious, super easy to make and perfect for entertaining! The recipe calls for 1 cup of bottled green salsa but I used one 12-oz. jar of Trader Joe’s • Read More »

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Grilled Fish Tacos

May 1, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

I love fish tacos, and this version is easy to make and full of fresh flavors. This recipe features chile-marinated grilled fish served with fresh Pico de Gallo salsa and a super tasty Lime-Cilantro Sour Cream Sauce. You can make almost everything ahead so it’s perfect for entertaining…just grill the fish right before serving. The recipe • Read More »

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Chicken Breasts with Red Thai Curry Peanut Sauce

March 28, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Chicken Breasts with Red Thai Curry Peanut Sauce | Filed in: Asian, Chicken, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

You can never have too many chicken recipes! This delicious Thai-inspired dish is easy to make and perfect for a weeknight meal. The super flavorful peanut sauce is the star of the show here. If you like Thai food then you’ll love this recipe! Don’t feel like pounding the chicken breasts? I ‘spose you could use chicken cutlets • Read More »

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