I’m always on the lookout for interesting ways to cook chicken breast – a) it’s kind of boring on its own, and b) I’m not fabulous at most methods of cooking it. But this came out quite well, wasn’t dry, and was great for leftovers – just the right size for lunch. You could really use any vegetable and cheese you wanted with this – I did broccoli and provolone. Very low cal and easy. I got this from Skinnytaste.
Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde
So I hesitate to call this a recipe, but really, it’s delish. And you could make your own salsa verde and then it’s a LITTLE more recipe-like. 😉 Regardless, it’s awesome, jars or homemade or whatever. I would say this just became a favorite for both of us.
Butternut Squash Soup
Shawn makes the best soups, and this butternut squash with an array of different veggies was definitely right up there with my favorites he’s made. This makes a lot, is very adaptable, and *very* filling. We had this with some garlic flatbread crackers for dipping, but honestly this is so filling that a side isn’t needed. Great for lunches!
Fish Fillets in Curry Sauce
This was a Madhur Jaffrey recipe that looked really interesting, and Shawn picked up some nice haddock fillets so it was a good fit. We really liked both the simple preparation of the fish and the sauce! I am not usually a star at breading/baking fish, but I followed this to a tee and it came out perfectly. The sauce would also be really nice with chicken or pork as well. All-around great recipe…pretty much like every Madhur recipe we’ve tried. 🙂 We had this with ginger-garlic broccoli on the side.
Chicken in Dill Mustard Sauce
We have a CSA dill plant that is flourishing when most of our other plants have kind of had it…went searching for an easy weeknight dill recipe and here’s what we found! This came from an old issue of Gourmet magazine. We enjoyed it and it was a pretty fast meal – the original recipe called for chicken legs, but I used chicken breasts and it was fine. Otherwise no changes. Definitely a make-again, but I do think I’d add more mustard next time.
Lettuce Wrap Turkey Tacos
This was a great, low carb idea I got from Skinnytaste. I have home-mixed taco seasoning, and that was perfect to spice up the a ground turkey a bit. We really loved this, and since neither of us is a huge fan of taco shells, we actually preferred the lettuce! Pretty quick and easy for a weeknight meal, too. Top with any of your favorites – a little reduced fat cheese and sour cream helped temper the heat a bit. I serve this with Mexican-style black beans.
Soy Citrus Scallops with Soba Noodles
This one is another result of “clean out the cooking magazines frenzy,” and it came from Cooking Light. We really liked it. I changed up the cooking method a little – I skipped marinating the scallops because I didn’t think they would pan sear as well if already wet. I like a nice sear on them, so I took care of that first, then cooked them in the sauce for a minute to get the flavor set in. I served with a side of snow peas tossed with a soy and mirin vinaigrette, which was nice but alas I overcooked the peas. Don’t do that and it’s a great side! 🙂
Baked Egg Foo Young
I’ve been working on cleaning out old cooking magazines that have now made 3 moves with me, tearing out pages of old magazines, etc. I tear out the page and keep it, which is kind of silly since I access the recipe online in the kitchen when actually cooking! This one came from an old Eating Well and it was worth a try – with good results, we thought. I augmented with some traditional egg foo young recipes as far as seasonings, but did not modify the cooking method. I served it with brown rice and some sugar snap peas and we would definitely make again. A pretty quick no-fuss weeknight meal and good vegetarian option.
Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken
This was a very simple dinner in the slow cooker that tasted like it was far more work than it actually was. We really liked it; I didn’t make any changes to the original except to use split breasts only. Next time I might throw in some thighs or drumsticks, but just the breasts were excellent – very tender and flavorful. I think bone in is necessary to the flavor, and we just removed the skin before eating. I served this with asparagus for a very, very filling dinner. I originally got this recipe from a website called Recipegirl, and will definitely to back to see what else she’s got!