recipe: orange glazed pork chops

orange glazed pork chopswhile i’m not usually a fan of the sweet and savory, i thought my little one would enjoy it. i didn’t have orange marmalade as in the original recipe so i used a peach and apricot jam.

i paired with the pork chops with some sweet potatoes and a healthy portion of stir-fry string beans and bell pepper using leftover glaze. Continue reading “recipe: orange glazed pork chops”

recipe: creamy and creamless stroganoff

creamy and creamless stroganoffi love beef stroganoff but i’m not a fan of sour cream. this pressure cooker recipe is perfect since you cook everything first and then add the sour cream afterwards so you can have it with or without! another option for those who are not a fan of sour cream but want a creamy version, use greek yogurt! Continue reading “recipe: creamy and creamless stroganoff”

recipe: chicken with lemon and rosemary

daycare Thanksgiving 2016for my little one’s daycare thanksgiving party, each family is to bring a dish for potluck. in addition though, i have to make a complete meal for the little one since i don’t know what ingredients other parents will use in their dishes. since we will be making a whole chicken for our family thanksgiving, i didn’t want to make another whole chicken for the school thanksgiving party. Continue reading “recipe: chicken with lemon and rosemary”

recipe: pressure cooker pot roast with vegetables

pressure cooker pot roast with vegetablesone of the easiest thing to make in a pressure cooker is pot roast. the meat is so tender and the vegetables are so soft and soak in all of the flavor. it is truly a wonderful, easy and no-fuss dish. i had some string beans that were going bad and just threw it in as well. delish! Continue reading “recipe: pressure cooker pot roast with vegetables”

recipe: red lentil chili

red lentil chili

i happen to have a bag of red lentils but had not decided what to make with it . then i opened my first pressure cooker and found this recipe in the cookbook that came with the cooker. it was the perfect way to break in my new machine.

i modified the recipe so my little one could have some (i.e. the chili powder, crushed pepper and smoked paprika) and I skipped the dates because I didn’t think the recipe needed the added sweetness. the result is still a hearty, delicious chili that we all enjoyed together. Continue reading “recipe: red lentil chili”

recipe: fig and prosciutto sandwich

fig and prosciutto sandwichso m and i stopped at Le Pain Quotidien for dinner and m gets a prosciutto, fig and pear tartine with ricotta, honey and wild arugula. standard to have your child try new things is introduce one new thing at a time for 3 days straight and observe any changes.

we’ve introduced a variety of cheeses, arugula and pear but there were several new ingredients: prosciutto, fig and honey. taking a step away from being the neurotic parents with a child with food allergies, we let our little one take a bite. k enjoyed it very much! Continue reading “recipe: fig and prosciutto sandwich”

homemade breakfast sandwich

i don’t love the places in my neighborhood for breakfast. since i had a little time, i made it myself! this time a breakfast sandwich – a little quicker than an omelette with sides – a sausage with vegetable omelette and a side of mashed potatoes.

cooking tools

  • 2 medium mixing bowl
  • potato masher
  • 1 medium frying pan
  • 1 large frying pan

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Fourth of July – basic burger & veggie skewers

burgers happen to be something that our whole family can eat together despite k’s allergies. so it was a easy Fourth of July meal: easy peasy burgers and grilled vegetable skewers!

cooking tools

  • frying pan
  • grill
  • wood skewers – and/or –
    mini straws
  • circle cookie cutter

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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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