This soup isn't a puree like with most winter squash soups. I don't have an immersion blender or a regular blender, so I left the veggies chunky (in a small, spoonable dice.) I'm sure it's just a good (maybe better) all blended up. I served this with brown rice on the side because I didn't want the soup to be too thick.
We had a jar of Chipotle Chicken Chili that I wanted to use. I decided instead of just eating it from a bowl or on nachos that I would serve it as a sort of Mexican lasagna. It turned out to be a very easy and yummy idea.
My dad recently went on a business trip to some island. He says the islanders use this marinade on everything! Mahi mahi, grouper, salmon... It's very good and a very quick three recipe marinade.
The original just has soy sauce, dijon, and oil, but I like it with a little honey added in.
The cooking time is the amount of time needed to marinate fish.
This is a recipe I got from my favorite blogger Suzanne McMinn (yes, the romance novelist.) It is fantastic. I switched it up a little because of what I had on hand and nutrition issues... Here is the original recipe: http://chickensintheroad.com/farm-bell-recipes/concord-grape-pie/
I put this together one night after work. I'm trying a new thing where I only eat meat one meal a day, and I'd already eaten chicken for lunch. When I got home from work my dad had made steak, so instead I used the grilled zucchini side dish and made a sandwich.
The zucchini has the texture of a meat like sliced turkey or ham, so it feels like you're not stuck with a pile of veggies between bread. The hummus is a nice protien to keep your meal well rounded.
The cook time is for the zucchini
This is from the Everyday with RR magazine. Haven't made it, but it looks tasty. I adjusted some of the ingredients because they were confusing. Go here for the original recipe.
This isn't exactly her recipe, but I have to give her credit. I saw her make this on her show the other day, and it just looked so tasty However I didn't have all the ingredients on hand, so I improvised. If you want to try her recipe go to http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/yakitori-noodle-bowls/ and follow the recipe. Here's my version.
I've reduced the amount of scallions and added carrots for extra veggies. I also skipped on the sherry and went with stock because I didn't have any sherry. Also didn't have tamari, but soy sauce is the closest equivilent.