Now that it’s the start of a new year, I thought I’d start with a new veggie recipe. So whether you’re vowing to eat more veggies or just looking for an easy side dish, consider trying this one for Thymed Carrots Glazed with Vinegar. It’s more exciting than regular ol’ boiled or steamed carrots, and a great addition • Read More »
Provencal Chicken with VegetablesOctober 27, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Provencal Chicken with Vegetables | Filed in: Chicken, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.
Not only is this recipe for Provencal Chicken with Vegetables easy enough for a weeknight meal, but it’s also delicious enough to serve to company. The flavorful chicken is rubbed with Dijon mustard and Herbes de Provence then roasted in the same pan as the vegetables. Serve with roasted potatoes or crusty bread. P.S. As • Read More »
Sweet and Spicy ColeslawJuly 11, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.
With all the summer entertaining going on, this recipe for Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw is a great side dish to add to your cooking arsenal. Not only does it go well with a variety of grilled foods and other sides, it’s nice to see something other than pasta salad or canned baked beans at a potluck. Plus, • Read More »
Turkey or Pork Fried RiceApril 28, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Turkey.
We love fried rice in our house. Not only do you get all the food groups in one dish (protein, carbs, veggies), it’s also super quick and easy to make. I used ground turkey instead of ground pork and it worked great! It’s important to use cold leftover rice because freshly-made rice will turn into a • Read More »
Asian Dumpling SoupApril 3, 2011 | By andrea | 13 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.
Although it’s officially spring, the cool weather here in the Pacific Northwest means it’s still soup season. A few days ago I made this super quick and easy Asian Dumpling Soup when I was home with the sniffles. Recipes like this are the reason I always like to have a package of potstickers in the freezer. • Read More »
Italian Wedding SoupFebruary 3, 2011 | By andrea | 6 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Italian, Main Dish, Pasta, Recipes, Soup/Stew.
My first thought was, “Do Italian people really eat this at weddings?” I’m not Italian so it’s an honest question, don’t you think? After a little research, though, I learned that the “wedding” part refers to the fact that the vegetables and meat go well together in this Italian-American soup (hence the marriage). Whatever the history, it’s • Read More »
Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Fresh HerbsNovember 18, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian.
I love roasted veggies! It’s amazing what a little time in a hot oven will do to humble root vegetables! Roasted veggies can be prepared a day ahead of time and reheated before serving, making them a perfect side dish for the holidays! The recipe calls for cutting the carrots and parsnips into 3″x1/2″ pieces. I • Read More »
Summer Minestrone with PestoNovember 14, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Italian, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Vegetable.
I got together with a group of girlfriends from my bible study on Friday to organize a friend’s garage. The friend we were helping is a mom of two young boys and her husband has been in the hospital for several months awaiting a heart transplant. Needless to say, it’s been a difficult season for this family, so a chilly, overcast November day was • Read More »
Ranchero Beef StewNovember 6, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Beef, Comfort Food, Recipes, Soup/Stew.
Beef stew is always a favorite at my house. Sometimes I like to change it up by making Ranchero Beef Stew, a Spanish-inspired dish that features beef simmered with carrots, green chilies, tomatoes and green olives. It’s hearty, filling and and a nice change from traditional beef stew! The recipe states that the stew only needs • Read More »
Five-Spice Chicken Noodle SaladAugust 17, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Grilling/BBQ, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad.
This is a great summer recipe because it’s light, cool and refreshing. Be liberal with your use of the fresh mint and cilantro…it brings a ton of flavor to the salad! I’ve made this salad with different types of rice noodles, and rice sticks work as well as rice vermicelli. Whatever type of rice noodles you • Read More »