Main Dishes

Slow Cooker Spiced Chicken Stew with Carrots

Adapted from epicurious.com This recipe is in keeping with my promise to post recipes that don’t take much prep time. It has few ingredients, and not much in the way of spices, but it turned out much better than I thought it would. The original recipe only included cumin, so I added the coriander and cocoa…

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Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken with Carrots, Dates and Pistachios

Adapted from www.onceuponachef.com I was a bit nervous making this for guests without trying it first, but it was totally awesome! Everyone went back for seconds! I served it with totally sides of plain bulgur and string beans, and it was perfect. I used skinless thighs and bone-in chicken breasts, left them bone side down for…

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Sweet Potato Stew

Adapted from “Main Course Vegetarian Pleasures” by Jeanne Lemlin This time of year, I crave hearty soups and stews. I served this to a group of friends recently and several asked for the recipe. It has a healthy mix of vegetables, which gives it a lot of flavor. I use prepared vegetable broth that has…

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Turbot with Wild Mushrooms

From food network.com http://www.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/recipes/2010/03/katies-healthy-bites-introducing-hake-turbot-2  Turbot With Wild Mushrooms – 1/3/2018 Tired of salmon? Turbot comes from European waters from Iceland to the Mediterranean. It is considered a flatfish, with firm, lean white flesh with a mild flavor. It may also be used to refer to several types of flounder in the Pacific Ocean. It is…

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Fresh or frozen – how do you like your fish?

I read an article recently about how flash frozen fish is as fresh, if not more fresh, than what you buy in the fish department at even the best grocery stores. At these stores too, although the fish is sold thawed and ready to cook, have previously been frozen. Then you’re obligated to purchase and…

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Herb-Marinated Chicken Breasts

Amy Riolo is an award-winning author, lecturer, food historian and cooking instructor. This recipe is adapted from her book, The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, Harness the Power of the World’s Healthiest Diet to Live Better, Longer. Part of her journey revolved around trying to understand why her relatives who continued to live in Italy were so much…

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Spiced Lentil and Quinoa Stew

As the weather gets colder and it gets dark earlier, comfort foods are the way to go. This is a wonderful stew packed with protein from vegetarian sources, so they are cholesterol-free, and very filling. Interesting recipe because you cook the quinoa and lentils dry – toasting them – then add the broth and come…

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