Main Dishes

Blackening spice rub and a quick trick with mango

From www.canyonranch.com Don’t let the number of ingredients scare you off – mix this up once and save it in an air-tight container for months. It’s great for an instant at-home dinner – prepare a salad and steam some veggies while the chicken is grilling, and voila! As an easy way to cut portion size without…

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Poached Tilapia in Hot and Sour Sauce

Adapted by The Washington Post, October 11, 2006, from 101 Quick & Delicious Recipes, a 2006 collection of Fine Cooking magazine recipes. It was originally written for Chilean sea bass. I usually prefer to purchase fish that is non-farm raised, but i recently read that tilapia is one of the more sustainable fish that we…

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Stew with Sweet Peppers and Peanut Sauce

This can be a one-dish meal, especially if you use a generous amount of black beans and top with some peanuts. It’s from Molly Katzen’s newest cookbook, The Heart of the Plate. You might recognize her name from Moosewood Cookbook, published in 1977. She was vegetarian way before it was as popular as it is today….

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Butternut Squash Chili

Adapted from the Washington Post I was waiting for the cold weather to return to share this one with you. We had some tonight – a great way to warm up after being outside. I’ve brought this to gatherings of omnivores who thought no one would ever eat this — not so!! This is delicious…

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Chicken Curry From Our Vietnamese New Year Celebration

Welcome to the year of the Horse. I hope you will enjoy this dish and the Vietnamese chicken soup. They will give you a glimpse into my family’s gathering and the traditions we have developed over the years. My Ma was a wonderful cook. Preparing her classic dishes brings back warm memories of our times…

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Roasted Salmon with Lemon Mustard Sauce

The recipe as posted on the food network website looks very involved, but I just made the salmon and the marinade – 1/4 of the recipe for a 1.5 lb salmon — and it was delicious – took exactly 12 minutes for a thin piece of salmon. Try to keep the marinade on the salmon,…

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Salmon with horseradish sauce

From www.nutritionaction.com – under Healthy Recipes by Kate Sherwood This is a great way to spice up salmon, and have some diversion from my usual lemon or teriyaki based salmon recipes. As you’ll see, this recipe directs you to cook the salmon stovetop, then break into pieces to add to a salad. I chose to bake it…

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Italian Vegetable Soup with Cannellini Beans

It’s getting to be that time when most leaves are covering the ground, not the tree branches, and the evenings and mornings are getting quite cold. My thoughts of dinner always revolve around getting into comfy sweats and having a good hot meal. This is perfect to make a double recipe on a Sunday spent…

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Ancho Chicken With Warm Corn, Zucchini and Tomato Salad

Adapted from the Washington Post – Ellie Krieger’s Nourish column on Sept 10, 2014 I love spending time in the kitchen with my kids – yes, both cooking AND eating.! This week, my son was home, so in classic fashion, I set out about 20 recipes that I wanted to make and had him make the final…

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Julia Child’s Soupe au Pistou (Pesto Soup)

Below is a recipe of Julia Child’s Soupe au Pistou, or Pesto Soup. It’s a simple vegetarian soup with the divine taste because of the “Pistou,” not exactly like the Italian “Pesto,” because of parmesan cheese as an ingredient. I used Thai Basil instead of Italian basil, as the mild bitterness of Thai basil gave it a stronger taste. I…

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