This is a "flexitarian" recipe - meaning, it's readily adaptable to a vegetarian/non-vegetarian version - a boon for those who have to deal with both in a household. While this recipe is vegetarian, the author, Dawn Jackson Blatner, says 4 ozs of cooked salmon or tuna can be used instead of the chickpeas. Check your quinoa package for prep information - usually quinoa needs to be washed to get rid of a bitter coating, although it sometimes comes pre-washed.
I love lemon thyme and always have several plants available. This recipe makes use of the wonderful melons of summer and fresh thyme. You can make up just the syrup and drizzle it on any fruit you want, as needed, if this quantity is too large for you. The syrup keeps for about a week in the refrigerator. From Woman's Day magazine.
From the Chicago Tribune. How can you go wrong with these ingredients? if you do not have Greek-style yogurt, drain your yogurt in a coffee filter for 30 minutes to reduce the water. Serve on sourdough bread, accompanied by a chilled white wine or fruity beer. I also liked it on buttery crackers. Spread can be made a day ahead and refrigerated in a covered container.
The large Korean market i frequent often has food samples on Saturday. Recently they were offering steamed mussels topped with a pinkish sauce that was just lovely. I asked how it was made and this was it. I've enjoyed it with breaded seafood appetizers, cold poached shrimp, in fish tacos. The number of servings is fairly arbitrary - it will depend on how you are using it.
Cookbook author Frances Levine created this recipe for her husband, who needed to follow a low-sodium diet. She suggests serving this over pasta with a sprinkling of Parmesan. I also like a little fresh chopped parsley. Add garlic, thyme or other seasonings, as you please, or enjoy the pure goodness of mushrooms. I use whatever dried mushrooms I have on hand.
I first tasted grits as an adult and was underwhelmed. But I really started to enjoy them with added ingredients, so I started thinking of how to improve them for breakfast. I realized that I had also disliked oatmeal made with water, so taking a cue from my mother, I prepared them with milk. I really liked the results, but not the cooking of them. So I threw everything into the rice cooker - yummy grits with no fuss. This recipe can be doubled readily.
I was on my home from the grocery, all set to make a different recipe, when I stopped at the library and saw this one in the May 2009 issue of Bon Appetit. I had to sub potatoes for the parsnips and used chicken broth instead of beef, but ended up very pleased with this recipe. I did not thicken the gravy, but include the instructions for doing so. This goes very well with mashed potatoes.
Recently we've been dealing with oral surgery that necessitated soft foods for a number of days, and I needed something different to offer, plus I needed something meatless for Lent. I played around with what I had in the pantry, and this is the result. Chicken broth can be used, and I also love to throw in some shredded white cheese in each serving..
This recipe came from Real Simple. It's one that you clearly can modify to use whatever you have handy in the pantry and fridge. Bringing a lunch from home is a great way to save money - even the employee cafeteria is getting pricey! You can use pretty much any short variety of pasta. I would add julienned sundried tomatoes to several of these, or some chopped red bell pepper, for color and flavor. I threw in a little Recipe #269360 with the Asian version. Please note: I seem to get only 4 servings from a pound of pasta, so you might want to check that.
From the Chicago Tribune, via the NYT. Apparently this has been declared one of the year's best recipes.It originated in a wine bar in NYC. I have not tried it yet, but it sounds quite appealing. Prep time is estimated.
This is a fun and easy beverage. I found it in some magazine, oh, 30 years or so ago. (It's written into the flyleaf of even an older cookbook). But it's stood the test of time. I've also used very ripe apricots and other types of berries- the key is soft fruit. Note on servings: This is meant to be a treat for someone really watching calories - I can drink a double batch all by myself - but the original intent was to provide a reasonable treat when dieting.
I used red lentils for the first time in a recipe I tagged in one of the games and loved them. So I started looking around for other recipes. I found quite a few recipes, and inspired by them, created this soup, using ingredients that I normally have at home. While this is probably 4 servings' worth, I find we generally get only two, as we really love soup!
"Beard on Bread" was one of the very first cookbooks I ever purchased. I found his recipes to be quite reliable. This recipe uses less yeast than you might think is needed - the slower rise helps develop the taste of the bread. Beard describes this as a quite light bread, rather fine in texture and much enjoyed when fresh with a generous spreading of butter and preserves. Also popular for sandwiches and toast. Please note the amount of salt - Beard tended to salt a bit heavily, but I am posting as he wrote it. Posting this in response to a request.