Quick family meals using left overs and food staples: Chicken and bean quesadillas.
Dover sole, that is. Sole is a kind of flat white fish which means it is low in fat and mild in flavor. This class of fish is a good source of protein, Vitamin D, Selenium, and B Vitamins to name a few. Delicate in size, sole cooks quickly and compliments the flavors you are cooking with. A few nights ago I made this… Continue reading It’s All About Sole (Lemony Dover Sole w/Capers)
Bowl of… sugar?
It’s new. It’s a beginning. Even though this has been not new at all. Not at all for me. For four years I’ve waited for this moment. (And it’s NOT that fried Oreos are a year round treat, though that is quite tempting to propose.) I am finally starting my private practice. Open as of… Continue reading New Beginnings
Let’s be real for a second. How many of your evening meals are lazily referred to as leftovers? And then… you sigh. Perhaps frown. Why such the bad rap? I LOVE LEFTOVERS. Leftovers by design are functional, convenient, efficient, and inexpensive. (If you are like some members of my family who cannot even consider something… Continue reading Doing Leftovers Right
In the winter months I crave warm food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I do not cook a lot of red meat for my family, and I am always trying to use different whole grains, so I figured lets use both at once. To round out this trifecta of “don’t use often,” I made this… Continue reading Beef and Barley (slow cooker meal)
So apparently lemons are not all equal. Mindblowing, right? I recall a segment on the Martha Stewart show many years ago where she focused an entire segment on making Martha Stewart Meyer lemon preserves. Honestly I had never heard of a Meyer lemon before. Weren’t lemons just lemons? And who on earth dedicates over… Continue reading A Lemon By Any Other Name… May Be Different
Says my 5 year old at dinner last night. No lie. What’s my trick? It’s easy. 1. Texture. I happen to love chopped salads. Something about the mouth feel of small tiny bites of food. You can almost eat salad with a spoon. No large cumbersome pieces. No unnecessary and annoying chewing that takes forever.… Continue reading “Mom, more salad please!”
Do you see anything funny about this picture? I do. Who puts chocolate chips on a salad?! My mother does. While at my house recently, she offered to make me a salad. Yes, I know what you all are thinking. Wow! Your mom cooks for you!! (Ok, maybe not.) Despite my mother’s cooking prowess and… Continue reading Salad… Hold the Chocolate Chips
I once asked some family members who are also avid cooks, what do you believe is the most under utilized seasoning? To my surprise, all three family members replied in unison, “turmeric!” Hmm… time to start cooking with turmeric. Last night I was feeling pretty uninspired making dinner. UGH. Time to make dinner. What do… Continue reading Quick Family Fish Dinner (Turmeric-Seasoned Tilapia with Vegetables)