We have been enjoying the sunny weather here in So Cal and today it took a turn for the worse...a bit chilly with threats of rain, so what to make for dinner. I am not in the mood for soup, but I want something warm. How about some sizzling fajitas! This is a Rachel Ray recipe and it's "Yum-O!" (ugh, love her recipes but I want to smack myself for quoting that!) Hope you enjoy it.
You're going to want to marinade some meat first. You can either use 4 boneless, skinless chicken… Continue
3 tablespoons of butter, plus a little extra for the casserole dish
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup of onions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
2 cups of chicken (cooked)
1/2 cup of chicken stock
1 (10 ounce bag) of frozen chopped broccoli, make sure it's thawed and drained
2 cups of shredded Cheddar Monterey blend
3 cups of cooked rice
1 teaspoon of salt and… Continue
One of the ways to get dinner on the table fast is to utilize your oven to its full advantage. Here are a couple of recipes from Kirk Leins (and one from actor Christopher Walken), that demonstrate the advantages of cooking with your oven rather than the stove top.
1lb ground beef (I personally always use ground turkey)
1 pk of meatloaf seasoning (or to desire taste)
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup of green bell peppers, finely chopped
1/2 of Old Fashioned Oats (plain oatmeal)
1 egg (beaten)
1.5 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
Turn oven on to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients, in a large mixing bowl. With your hands mix until all ingredients are evenly… Continue
Feel like Chili for dinner but didn't start the crock pot at the crack of dawn to get it on the table in time for dinner tonight? Well then...here is a cheater chili recipe for you.
2 lbs ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
3 cups Vegetable Juice (such as V8 or Clamato)
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cans (15oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
When the moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie...it's Pasta fa' Julieanna...
Last minute quick fix for pasta lovers...my problem is that I can't just eat one portion! Herb-y and balsamic-y...this dish is a real treat! Plus, we have our greens, so all is well with the world even when indulging in pasta. Just make sure to use a whole grain version so you get the fiber!
Recipe: Boil water and add: 1 12 oz package whole grain pasta
One of my favorite dishes to make is fresh Halibut and I have to admit, I am spoiled with a free halibut supply thanks to my dad who likes to fish in Alaska and brings back a freezer full of fresh caught, vacuum packed halibut. Sadly, my dad has not been to Alaska in a while and our fresh fish supply is high and dry (no pun intended). Two great places I get halibut for a pretty good price is Trader Joes (Frozen) and Costco (fresh). In the meantime, I… Continue
This recipe can be cut in half for smaller families, but I doubled it because...well, we have 3 growing bodies that lately can't seem to get enough food. The meal is complete on it's own or I like to serve it over brown rice.
2 lbs. beef flank steak - cut across the grain into 1/4 inch thick slices.
2 lbs. Baby Bok Choy - cut in half lengthwise & cut larger pieces in quarters
6 tsp finely minced fresh ginger root… Continue
Added by Tara Perry on March 25, 2010 at 12:30pm —
The crostini- what a fabulous base for an appetizer! With our recent purchase of a panini grill, we are in search for the perfect crostini (but that's another recipe/ entry). This crostini is a wonderful appetizer that we have enjoyed a number of times.
Yield: 4 servings
1/4 lb. cooked bay shrimp (those tiny ones)
6 oz. imitation crabmeat
1/4 c. olive oil
1 roasted red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 T.… Continue
This recipe is a quickie to get dinner on the table fast using pre-made ingredients to make a complete meal in a matter of minutes! You can pair it with a side salad and some garlic toast to complete or eat it as is.
1 package fresh cheese tortellini (you can find this in the fridge section of your grocery store near the cheese usually - I buy the family size or 2 packs of the small since I have 5 people to feed).
1 Rotisserie chicken - shredded to bite size pieces (found in… Continue
The onset of spring brings a slew of accompanying pleasures. Some of these pleasures, the best of them really, also happen to be the most simple – beautiful weather and the start of the baseball season, just…
Ahhh, back to my favorite cuisine...Indian! This is a simple version of hummus that is full of spice and sweetness, texture and gourmet flavor. It is perfect when you have guests as much as it is the simple, delicious snack ready to use when hunger strikes. The recipe is quick and is as follows:
This is a great healthy recipe that I got from GreenLiteBites.com, but I changed up the ingredients a bit to accommodate feeding my family of 5 and our tastes. I like to use Harvest Grains Blend from Trader Joes, I realize this might be hard to find for some folks, so you can also use brown rice or orzo in it's place (use one serving of the package in place of Harvest Grains). This recipe also makes a lot. If you're not feeding a family of 5, then you can use less or make leftovers. This… Continue
"Noritos" is a concept I came up with many years ago, thanks to my wheat allergy...making sandwich wraps using nori wraps instead of tortillas...
Plus, sea vegetables (including Nori as well as Hijiki, Wakame, Dulse and Kelp) are filled with minerals such as iodine, iron, and calcium. They are very low in calories (about 10 per sheet of nori) and contain zero fat so they make a meal healthier, lighter and much more nutritionally dense than a… Continue
One of my favorite cuisines is Japanese. I spent a couple weeks in Japan touring with a play I was in as a teenager and could not stop eating throughout the trip! The flavors of miso, rice vinegar, tamari, sesame, garlic and ginger are tantalizing to the tastebuds and the dishes are typically low-fat and plant-rich. I try and emulate the flavors in my kitchen as often as possible. I made Japanoodles!!! in a way to be able to incorporate more greens into your meals…