Did you cook too much macaroni or spaghetti? Here’s a great recipe to make if you have leftover pasta and sauce, and it is different enough that you can serve it a day or two after the original pasta feast. I found the idea for the recipe in Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, but I have adjusted it into my own recipe over the years, with more of a mushroom slant, since I can’t have enough of that fungi!
Need a change from regular meatballs? Here’s a recipe to try. These chicken meatballs have the warm kick of coriander and cumin and the colorful hint of onion and peppers. I pulled some of the ideas for these zesty meatballs from a cookbook called Jerusalem: A Cookbook, but I also made them my own. You may use chicken or beef—it is your choice.
1 lb. ground chicken
½ cup finely chopped onion (1 small onion)
½ cup finely chopped red and yellow bell pepper
1 cup soft bread crumbs
½ cup chopped fresh parsley or 3 Tblsp. Dried parsley
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. coriander
¼ tsp. ground white pepper
1 tsp. salt
3 Tblsp. Coconut oil
The first sushi I ate was handmade by a college friend and her mom back in 2005, and since then I have been hooked. Eating raw fish is not recommended for pregnant women, so I hadn’t eaten sushi since January until I made it last week!
Pregnant and craving sushi? Or trying to watch the budget and am not letting yourself go out for sushi? This is a recipe for people who desire tackling sushi rolling and saving money; feel free to experiment with which vegetables or canned fish to use. Check this out:
1 cup. short grain white rice, cooked according to the directions, so it should be about 2 cups cooked rice
1 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
5 Tblsp. Rice vinegar
The rest of the ingredients:
4 sheets nori (toasted seaweed rolled out into paper)
1 small cucumber
2 leaves romaine lettuce
Tuna Cream Cheese:
1 (5 oz.) can tuna in water, drained
5 oz. cream cheese
1 green onion, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
If you want this mixture spicier, try adding 1-2 tsp. wasabi powder and/or 1 tsp. soy sauce
Bamboo sushi mat, such as this: BambooWorx Sushi Making Kit – Includes 2 Sushi Rolling Mats, Rice Paddle, Rice Spreader |100% Bamboo Sushi Mats and Utensils.
Soy sauce and pickled ginger to serve with the sushi (some people also like wasabi).
Zucchini season is upon us. Once our family planted our zucchini vines too close to the cucumber vines, and we got some weird vegetables! The two vines cross-pollinated, and we got a bad hybrid of huge cucumber-like with zucchini-like insides. We couldn’t eat any of them, but they were funny to see. If you need another way to use up your bummer crop of zucchini, here is an Italian-style way to fix it.
🍒 Summer heat inspires me to figure out new salads, so here is my newest mixture…inspired by an amazing turkey breast that Stephen grilled/smoked yesterday and what we had in the fridge. Feel free to adjust the fruit to what you have currently… peaches or apples would work well too. Continue reading
On July 4th, my cousin and aunts put together a great chicken salad for us as we were packing up from our camping trip in Wisconsin, and what they did with their salad inspired me to concoct a similar salad; except, this salad has more vegetables and fruit than chicken! Using chicken cooked on the grill gives this salad even more flavor.
First cover the table with brown paper, and get the wooden hammers ready to whacking the claws: