recipe: cayenne shrimp and cauliflower grits

i was intrigued by the cauliflower grits from Buzzfeed’s list of “Healthiest … Recipes to Save for Later” and tonight was the night to try it! Continue reading “recipe: cayenne shrimp and cauliflower grits”

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no cook recipe: tomato and tofu wrap with avocado pesto

ever since i saw the two words “avocado” + “pesto” together when i looking at Buzzfeed’s list of “Healthiest … Recipes to Save for Later“, i knew i had to try it. Continue reading “no cook recipe: tomato and tofu wrap with avocado pesto”

recipe: hearty beef chili

i planned for little one and i to make cornbread together so i decided the dish to go with it would be chili! usually i leave chili for m to make Emeril’s vegetarian chili but since i had some ground beef defrosting, i decided to try something new. Continue reading “recipe: hearty beef chili”

no cook recipe: spicy and non spicy sweet bell pepper hummus

i was craving hummus the last few days. most of the time, hummus has garlic so i don’t buy premade hummus due to my little one’s garlic allergy. it’s a relatively simple recipe so i decided to make my own and i made two different versions – Continue reading “no cook recipe: spicy and non spicy sweet bell pepper hummus”

pork dumpling

recipe: pork dumplings in bánh tráng / rice wrapper

i was finally going to share dumplings with my little one and i was so excited! so i created a special filling with pork, pork dumplingvegetables and chives. instead of using eggs to bind the mix together, i used ground flax. it was a great mixture of ingredients. Continue reading “recipe: pork dumplings in bánh tráng / rice wrapper”

recipe: grilled chicken with tamari and orange sauce

grilled chicken with tamari and orange sauceafter making the grilled mahi mahi with tamari and orange sauce, i had a lot of sauce leftover and i didn’t want to waste it so i saved it for another dish. i picked up some chicken breast and asparagus and dipped them in the leftover tamari and orange sauce. score! with the sauce on the grill, i was able to dilute it and lightly fry some leftover rice with the flavor. Continue reading “recipe: grilled chicken with tamari and orange sauce”

recipe: grilled mahi mahi with tamari and orange sauce with side of black bean salsa

grilled mahi mahi with black bean salsai had some mahi mahi in the fridge so i went online to look for a recipe. this came from an unexpected source – an appliance company with an extensive recipe library. the ingredients fit within my little one’s allergy restrictions as well as matched our flavor palette. Continue reading “recipe: grilled mahi mahi with tamari and orange sauce with side of black bean salsa”

quick and delicious: Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Dal Bukhara

another dish in the Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat family: Dal Bukhara / Black Gram Lentils Curry.

dal bukhara / black gram lentils curryif you asked me a few years ago to eat lentils, i’d say “no thank you!” but since i’ve been cooking for k, and i see how much she likes it, i have been more receptive to foods i previously avoided.

so, with a package of Dal Bukhara, some grain – today i made a huge put of millet so that is the grain for the day – and lots of vegetables: asparagus, bell peppers, tomatoes and spinach! i am SO full!

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quick and delicious: Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Rajma Masala

another Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat package i picked up: Rajma Masala / Red Kidney Beans Curry. i’m more familiar and prefer to eat / cook with chick peas or black beans so i’m happy to try the other beans when it already has been flavored and indian curry is a wonderful choice!

as with the other Kitchens of India Just Heat and Eat package, dilute it with a few cups of water and add a lot more vegetables, thereby creating feast! indian food is usually paired with rice but as in my previous post, i had discovered adding quinoa or millet is equally wonderful. enjoy!
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quick and delicious: Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Pindi Chana

i have definitely been a lazy cook these days by the time k goes to bed at 9:30pm and no dinner ready, all i want to do is lie on the couch and sleep or order take out Japanese food. but dinner still has to be had. there used to be a few good indian restaurants in my hood but they has since closed. anyhoo, one day while shopping for k’s grocers, i found these Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat packages on sale. i’ve seen them before but how good could Indian food-in-a-box be? but at 2 for $6 bucks, why not give it a try? well, the real question is why didn’t i try them earlier? Continue reading “quick and delicious: Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Pindi Chana”

tomato, corn, avocado and crab salad

recipe: tomato, corn, crab and avocado salad

since i had some extra crab from the avocado crab salsa, i looked for another recipe to try and found this one online. it looked so good that i had to try it! i wanted to share it with k so instead … Continue reading recipe: tomato, corn, crab and avocado salad

recipe: zucchini pizza bites

a fun simple recipe that is easily adjustable to various food preferences and restrictions! cooking tools baking pan cooling rack aluminum foil ingredients 1 to 2 large organic zucchini (sliced in ¼ inch slices) garlic free pizza sauce 2 oz shredded organic … Continue reading recipe: zucchini pizza bites