Category dinner

Minestrone Soup

Ingredients  2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1/3 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 28 -ounce can no-salt-added […]

Roasted Chicken Parts

Roasted Chicken Parts You can use any kind of chicken parts.  I used chicken thighs (bone in) the  first time I tried this. Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs ( bone in ) 4 – T olive oil salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup fresh chopped herb (parsley – dill – or basil) Heat oven to […]

Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

Kielbasa and Sauerkraut 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, sliced 2 baking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1 bag (16 ounces) sauerkraut, drained 1 cup white wine 1 tablespoon grainy or French mustard Salt and pepper to taste 2 pieces (12 ounces each) kielbasa, cut into 2 inch pieces Preheat oven […]

Tomato Risotto

Simple ingredients and pretty quick to cook, but very attention-consuming for the last 25 minutes. Makes 4 servings. Ingredients 2 large, ripe, beefsteak tomatoes (1.5 lb each) 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion 3/4 cup Carnaroli or Arborio rice 4 cups of boiling water 1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper high quality […]

What’s for lunch? Couscous!

I have discovered my new favorite dish.  When I sat down to eat my first bowl of this dish, I decided I wanted to eat like this for every meal.  Hearty roasted vegetables mixed with a light, fluffy grain, packed with flavorful spices, and the best part, hints of sweetness everytime you come across a […]

Stuffed Peppers

    Stuffed Peppers   Ingredients 4  large green peppers 2  Tablespoons olive oil 1  lb. of ground beef 1/2 cup   onion, chopped 2 cups   rice 2  eggs well beaten 1/2 teaspoon  paprika 2 teaspoon  kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon  pepper 1 Tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce 15 oz  can of tomato sauce   Directions You need to […]

Arugula with Fried Eggs and Shaved Parmesan

This was my first recipe out of the new Fast Bittman book. I’m not an avid reader of the original Bittman, so this is really my first Bittman recipe I’ve ever tried. Overall I think my favorite part about using my new cookbook is the fact that it’s a book. I’ve grown so used to using […]