Category Archives: main meal

Lemony Mint Quinoa

Quinoa is just a perfect food for a summertime dish.  Quick, easy, delicious, naturally gluten free and high in protein and fiber…and easy to take along.  Consider me a big fan.  Generally, I’m partial to my Quinoa Italiana or Southwestern … Continue reading

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Yum-e-baby shower

Sea, of Book of Yum, and her DH expecting a beautiful baby boy. Since it’s quite a trek to CA, a virtual baby shower seems a wee bit more practical. And oh, the dishes everyone is bringing! Kate of GF … Continue reading

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Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!

Our fabulous host for this months’ Daring Baker challenge is Rosa of Rosa’s Yummy Yums. Our recipe this month is pizza! I was quite excited. I hadn’t had pizza in a LONG time, maybe 4 years or so, so I … Continue reading

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Pesto time!

As always, I leave things to the last minute, and this is pretty much the last hurrah for my basil.   I’m just lucky that the weather has cooperated and that my basil is still around!  I love pesto, and it’s … Continue reading

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Menu Plan Monday: Pears

I was torn between pears and cinnamon for this week’s menu plan ingredient.  Both are such autumn foods.  I love pears, and their lush, juicy sweetness.  The Farmer’s Market is overflowing with pears, and I plan to make a pear … Continue reading

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Parchment Tilapia, lazy style

Update: since I found out that tilapia actually isn’t a good source of omega 3s, we now use flounder instead.  Yum yum!!! The criteria for a good weeknight recipe are: yummy, easy, quick, and main meal and veggie all in … Continue reading

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Thai-ish Red Curry Paste

Sometimes I choose my menus, sometimes they choose me.  I meant to make red curry paste with my lovely Thai red peppers (shown here while still green!) but kept putting it off.  Then I happened upon galangal at Wegman’s, and … Continue reading

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Minty Chicken

Mint was the food of the week for Menu Plan Monday, and so I figured it was a good excuse to make this.  This dish is in our standard rotation, sometimes done with chicken pieces and sometimes with chicken breast, … Continue reading

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Garlic Scape Pesto

My hardneck garlics had scapes a few weeks ago, and now the soft necks are doing their thing. So it’s the perfect time for garden pesto. The scapes and tops are much milder but still have the garlicky zing that … Continue reading

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Nightshade skillet meal: Go ahead, honey!

Everyone has that go-to meal for long days and times when there’s just no time.  This is one of my favorite last minute standbys.  It is ready in less than 20 minutes, and it’s a healthy, tasty, simple meal. I … Continue reading

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