Category: Entree

DELICATA DELIGHT

“Dare something worthy.” I’m not sure if the following recipe is worthy, but I dared myself to try something new. I recently baked a delicata squash, after I found out that there’s no need to peel and discard the peels, and enjoyed this as a delicious side dish.  Then another delicata squash magically appeared in…

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THE LITTLE THINGS

“It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.”  Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture I could have also called this post, “Leftovers”, or “Unplanned Meals”, or “Fred”.  These are meals put together with a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  The secret is to have the this…

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CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP

“Success comes from within, not from without.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson Temperatures have been dropping during the night.  For the first time this fall the heat kicked in.   Time for something creamy.  This soup is quick and easy and delicious.  It’s like the blessed trinity of soup goodness. INGREDIENTS: 3 T butter 3 shallots, chopped…

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POTATO MEXICAN SOUP

“There is no such thing as an accident; it is fate misnamed.”  Napoleon Bonaparte Obviously, Bonaparte never ate at our house.  We eat many happy accidents.  Yesterday was one such day. Lately I’ve been taking soups from from the freezer that I’d been saving for a rainy day.  It’s been raining.  Besides that, I’ve become…

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STROGANOFF

“May you live in the world that loves you.” This has got to be one of the fastest and easiest recipes that I’ve come across in a long time.  What I especially love with this recipe are the choices.  You could use fettuccine, rice noodles, or zucchini noodles.  You can also choose to use sour…

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SPICED CARROT SOUP

“If we’re growing we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.”  John Maxwell I truly enjoy carrots, but not to the extent of wanting to walk around the house munching on “baby” carrots or carrot sticks.  I prefer them cooked in recipes as part of a melange of flavors.  That’s the vocabulary word…

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CHILI SEAFOOD NOODLES

“Only the shallow know themselves.”  Oscar Wilde I came across this recipe and was immediately smitten because it contains shrimp, which I love, and a mystery ingredient that I never heard of.  The ingredient is sambal oelek, which spellcheck doesn’t like. Sambal oelek turns out to be an Asian chili paste.  Bonus.  This recipe sounds…

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ROASTED TUNA STEAKS

“I’m creative.  You can’t expect me to be neat, too.” Taking a break from the art tour for a day or two.  Also looking for ways to get more seafood into my diet.  This is one easy recipe for tuna steaks.  Fish without tartar sauce.  How bold! I say that in all sincerity.  My favorite…

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TACO SOUP

“Take care of your body.  It’s the only place you have to live.”  Jim Rohn I came across this recipe for Taco Soup and was immediately smitten with it, probably because I love tacos.  I would eat them every day.  But then… I entered the ingredients for this recipe into the recipe section of myfitnesspal.com…

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ROSEMARY LENTIL SOUP

“Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going.”  Jim Rohn “Another lovely soup!  You sound more believable if you say things with an exclamation mark at the end.  You’re going to love this soup! Whatever. INGREDIENTS: 5 carrots, diced 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 yellow pepper, minced…

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