Main Dishes

Cooking during a Pandemic—Recipes using shelf stable ingredients: black bean and tortilla pie, lentil soup with sweet potatoes

During this time of Covid-19 when I am cooking a lot and trying not to go to the grocery store too frequently, I really appreciate my recipes that contain shelf-stable ingredients. I stock up on what I need and pull it all out when it’s time to cook!  The black bean and corn tortilla pie…

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Grilled Tuna with Pineapple-Orange Salsa

MAIN DISH GRILLED TUNA WITH PINEAPPLE-ORANGE SALSA (serves 4)  Ingredients:  1 cup pineapple chunks, drained ¼ cup orange juice 1 tbsp. chopped sweet onion (e.g. Vidalia, Walla Walla) ½ cup chopped red bell pepper 24 oz. tuna steaks 2 tsp. garlic powder 2 tbsp. low-sodium teriyaki sauce  COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Combine pineapple, orange juice, onion, and red pepper…

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Asian Salmon Steaks

MAIN DISH From Washington Post – Women’s League Cyber Kitchen Ingredients: 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce2 Tbsp dark soy sauce, lo sodium1 tsp sesame oil1/4 tsp five-spice powder2 tsp honey1 clove garlic, crushed1 tsp fresh ginger, grated4 5-6 oz salmon steaks or salmon fillets, washed and dried; Directions: Preheat broiler.Place all ingredients except salmon in a…

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Cilantro Lime Garlic Chicken and Mango Kabobs

MAIN DISH This is a delicious light barbecue option. It was my first venture into grilling fruit, and I will definitely be experimenting more with this during the summer. It’s early in the season for peaches, but even totally unripe peaches worked well and developed flavor as they cooked. The ripe mango was even better when…

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Teriyaki Flank Steak

MAIN DISH TERIYAKI FLANK STEAK – adapted from The Washington PostThe key to this is the sake which makes the meat incredibly tender! Ingredients: 1/4 cup lite soy sauce1/4 cup sake or dry sherry (I prefer Haiku brand Sake)2 Tbsp brown sugar3 cloves garlic, minced2 Tbsp grated ginger root2 Tbsp peanut oil1 1/4 pounds flank steak…

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Maple Teriyaki Salmon

MAIN DISH This is a great quick marinade that is good served warm when first prepared, but even better served cold the next day. Ingredients: 1 tsp Asian sesame oil1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce2 Tbsp maple syrup1 1/2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger1 clove garlic minced1 1/3 pounds salmon Directions: Combine the marinade ingredients….

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Stir Fry Kale and Beef

Ingredients: One head of kale with leaves removed from thick stems and cut into 1 inch pieces. 1 LB lean beef A medium onion sliced or chopped 3 cloves of garlic, chopped 3 Tbsp of Soy Sauce or Oyster Sauce (Note: most big grocery stores have Oyster sauce. Asian grocery stores have more selections. There’s also “Vegetarian” Oyster…

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Caramelized Tofu

MAIN DISH This is a very simple recipe that can be prepared stovetop or in the oven. My preference is in the oven because it requires less attention, but either way works well. If you choose the oven, preheat to 400 degrees. Ingredients: 1 lb block extra-firm organic tofu4 Tbsp brown rice syrup2 Tbsp low…

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Chicken With Black Bean-Chipotle Sauce

MAIN DISH Adapted from Canyon Ranch Nourish – indulgently healthy cuisine  This is a wholesome filling dinner. If there are any leftovers, they can be used to create other dishes during the week. The chicken can be cut into strips and added to a salad for lunch, and the bean sauce can be used over tofu or…

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Cardamom Grilled Chicken with Apple Curry Sauce

MAIN DISH This is adapted from Canyon Ranch, although it is not on their website. My husband and I stayed there for our 25th anniversary, and came home with many delicious recipes — many of them involving chocolate – my husband’s favorite food group! For more unusual and healthy recipes, visit them on canyonranch.com. And to…

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