My brother and his family came to visit for the long weekend. When we have house guests, I want to spend as much time with them as possible, which means I don’t want to spend their entire visit in the kitchen. That said, I also want to serve delicious food.
This Crockpot Carnitas recipe allows me to do both. I can prepare the main dish ingredients in the morning, so at dinner time I only have to get the side dishes ready.… Continue reading
My 6-year-old loves chicken wings. He asks me to make them constantly. For a long time I had a difficult time finding organic chicken wings, although recently I’ve seen them more often (now if only I could get my local store to carry organic chicken feet…). This week we found the wings, so I agreed to make a batch.
We frequently eat our chicken wings brined or with BBQ sauce, but I this time I decided to try something different and make a honey mustard glaze.… Continue reading
We love to grill year round, but especially in the summertime when it keeps some of the heat of cooking out of our house. Hamburgers are an American summer grilling staple. Since we eat our hamburgers bun free (I haven’t yet experimented with grain-free hamburger buns), I often make great toppings to go on top of them.
One of our favorite ways to eat burgers is to top them with homemade guacamole and sautéed mushrooms.… Continue reading
Light, easy-to-make chicken dishes are wonderful for the heat of summertime. Because this dish cooks on the stovetop instead of in the oven, it doesn’t add as much heat to the house. In this dish, you cut the chicken into small pieces before marinating, so the marinade really soaks through the entire piece of chicken. After cooking, you are left with a platter of moist, juicy, and delicious chicken bites.… Continue reading
We all love Thai food in our house. Unfortunately, when you order it in a restaurant it typically contains soy sauce, which contains wheat, and in turn makes most of my family break out in a rash. So, when we get the craving for Thai, we make it ourselves. This recipe is one of our favorite fairly simple meals. To make it simple, I used a jar pre-made Thai curry paste.… Continue reading
As part of my meal planning, I try to make at least one meal over the weekend or early in the week that will leave us with significant leftovers to eat as breakfasts and lunches throughout the rest of the week. Sometimes it’s a soup, sometimes it’s a casserole, sometimes it’s a stir fry or curry, and sometimes it’s something else entirely.… Continue reading
Several months ago, we had a bunch of leftover pureed cauliflower “mashed potatoes.” On a whim, I decided to make a shepherd’s pie using the cauliflower as a topping. Everyone loved it, and it’s now become a regular part of our dinner rotation. For this reason, I’ll steam and puree 3-4 heads of cauliflower at a time – so we have enough for our first dinner as well as enough to top our shepherd’s pie with leftovers.… Continue reading