I love when a recipe creates a full meal. This French-inspired meal comes from Rachael Ray. The fish servings are generous for 4 people. You may adjust the amount of trout fillets to your liking. Note: read the directions all the way through before cooking so you are prepared to cook the trout while the veggies are boiling and steaming. :)
Recipe by Jamie Oliver. He notes that this recipe will really get your taste buds going as it fills the house with wonderful smells. Serve it with a salad and enjoy a complete meal. Note: If you can't find the Spanish form of chorizo, use the sausage of your choice (something that can slice. The Mexican type of chorizo crumbles).
This is a comfort-food that is an adaptation of a Sara Moulton recipe. Basmati rice with the added flavors of whole spices toasted in oil, with lentils and potatoes. A bit of work, but well worth the effort.
This recipe is by Jamie Oliver. It's easy to make, taking only about 30 minutes. You can use your choice of fish or shrimp (or a combination!). Firm fish works best, such as cod, haddock, etc. Have fun with it and enjoy!
I absolutely love this meal. Simply prepared salmon with a glaze and roasted vegetables. Can you say yum?! I found this recipe in an issue of Better Homes and Gardens. Side note: When I'm eating vegan, this is a great dinner to prepare so my family can enjoy the salmon and veggies, while I just eat the roasted veggies. I love that I don't have to make two separate dinners.
I found this recipe in an issue of Better Homes and Gardens, and decided to try it since I had all of the ingredients on hand. Wow, was I ever impressed by this simple recipe. The soup is flavorful, thanks to the rosemary (although my daughter actually likes it better without the rosemary - your choice to add it in or not!) and very hearty. Perfect for a cold winter day. The crispy carrots are optional but they really do take this soup up a notch. I like to make the crispy carrots first, but you could also start making them while the soup simmers. I could eat the crispy carrots all on their own!
I made this into an appetizer for New Year's Eve and it was a huge hit! I also had enough leftover ratatouille for a side dish the next day. This is a great, easy and healthy recipe. It is very versatile: adjust the veggies to your liking, make into an appetizer (see directions and note below), enjoy as a vegan main dish or serve as a side. *Oh, I just thought of another great idea, you could serve this over pasta...yum! **Please do look at my extra notes about olive oil amount and cooking time for the veggies. Both are personal preference and I noted what I like to do.**
This is a simple vegetarian recipe from Cooking Light. I am including directions for making your own tortilla chips but you could certainly use store-bought. I love the homemade tortilla chips, though! You can make or use more tortilla chips if you would like more than 8 tortilla chips per serving - there is plently of bean mixture if you want to do that. These nachos are different because you aren't melting the cheese over the chips. This recipe utilizes crumbled queso fresco instead. I really love the flavor of the beans with the cumin, chili powder and garlic. You may substitute black beans for the pinto beans, if you prefer. Enjoy!
This is a Hawaiian variation of your typical fried chicken. The coating is so good with the macadamia nuts! I have adapted this recipe from the Hali'imaile General Store Cookbook. This is one of Maui's most celebrated restaurants. The rice is amazing and, in my opinion, well worth the time. The mango chutney actually reminds me of an ambrosia taste.The recipe includes a lot of steps and is somewhat time-intensive. Make it on a day when you have the time to enjoy your time cooking. Enjoy!
Tuna is plentiful in the waters around the South Pacific and papaya trees are seen throughout the islands. The salsa is soooo good. Depending on the size of your mango and papaya, you should have some extra salsa left. I like to use the rest of it up as a snack with tortilla chips. Recipe by chef Keith Famie. Note: Probably any sturdy fish would be good in this recipe ie. Mahi Mahi or swordfish, etc... Enjoy!
Rice is one of the staple foods in Hawaii. This recipe makes ordinary rice exciting and flavorful. From A Taste of Hawaii cookbook. In a pinch, you could probably use any type of nut. I love that this rice cooks in the oven.
This is a really easy recipe for mango bread, from A Taste of Hawaii Cookbook. The toughest thing about this recipe is cutting up the mangoes. Great mango flavor! I love the crunch of the macadamia nuts and walnuts. Enjoy!
This is a staff favorite from Food and Wine Magazine. This is special enough to serve to guests. It does take some prep, but it is comletely worth all the steps. I suggest making the Hollandaise sauce first and keeping it warm over the hot water bath, while preparing the sanwiches. Enjoy!
A very simple recipe with gourmet taste! From Food and Wine Magazine. The flavors of the smoked salmon, Gruyere cheese and Dijon mustard complement eachother very nicely. I enjoy the hint of lemon, too. This makes a simple lunch special.