Category Archives: Main Dishes

November 21, 2009

How to Grill a Turkey

Sixteen years ago, I grilled my first turkey and have never looked back. I can’t sing the praises enough of …Read More

November 18, 2009

Brining a Turkey?

As we’re looking ahead to next week’s big Thanksgiving Dinner, for most of us, the turkey is going to be …Read More

Southwest Chili with roasted garlic and peppers
October 14, 2009

Southwest Chili with roasted garlic and peppers

This simple chili was borne out of my husband Dave’s need to return to our southwestern roots as we live …Read More

Balsamic Chicken Quinoa
October 1, 2009

Balsamic Chicken Quinoa

As I mentioned yesterday, quinoa is my new favorite food. This dish can be used as a side dish/salad or …Read More

September 30, 2009

Quinoa Shrimp Salad with lime and cilantro

I’ve discovered the coolest grain: quinoa. Quinoa, pronounced KEEN-WAH and originating in the South American Andes, is actually related to …Read More

September 23, 2009

Homemade Seafood Chowder

The last week here in the High Country has been one of unrelenting rain. I don’t think I’ve ever seen …Read More

September 17, 2009

Thai-Style Green Curry Chicken

Since I’m on the subject of curries, I want to share a simpler variation of a chicken curry that a …Read More

September 16, 2009

Chicken in Green Curry Sauce

Now, on to one of my favorite flavors in the food universe: curry. Before I go on, I want to …Read More

White chicken pozole
September 2, 2009

White chicken pozole

“Time to make pozole,” I thought to myself–I FINALLY had all the ingredients, I thought.  I pulled everything out, and …Read More

Roasted Edamame Tabbouleh
August 31, 2009

Roasted Edamame Tabbouleh

Shortly before I served dinner tonight, I posted my status update on Facebook, “I’m about to serve a dinner likely …Read More

August 26, 2009

Gazpacho

I have fond memories of eating a cold vegetable soup called Gazpacho when I was a kid, but I had …Read More

July 22, 2009

Greek Salad

I’m bringing this post out of semi-retirement. This recipe is just too good not to share again. My mother-in-law gave …Read More

July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

To those of our readers who are Americans, we wish you a Happy (and safe) Independence Day.  (And to those …Read More

Asian Sloppy Joes
June 19, 2009

Asian Sloppy Joes

This invention was a happy serendipity that resulted from a)too much ground turkey for the turkey burgers I made one …Read More

June 18, 2009

Cherry Marsala Chicken

You know how things sometimes just all come together in an improvisational sort of way, and it ends up being …Read More

June 12, 2009

Moroccan Chicken Stew

This morning I got an email from my Auntie Joan–who has a keen eye for good recipes. She couldn’t wait …Read More

May 15, 2009

Chicken Stir-Fry with Sunchokes and Black Radishes

One of my goals in signing up for a CSA vegetable share was to venture into uncharted territory and try …Read More

May 14, 2009

Chicken soup with burdock and greens

The other night, I was needing to use several things in my fridge, so I made large pot of soup …Read More

Carnitas!
April 15, 2009

Carnitas!

    Oh wow. Last week I was visiting my beautiful cousin, Mary, in California and she served me the …Read More

A few more fun photos of last night’s Chop Block
February 4, 2009

A few more fun photos of last night’s Chop Block

We did further research in the field of Chop Blockism last night and we had some great results. Chop Block …Read More

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