Chicken Orzo Dinner

We have made this dinner many times and I have to say its a nice staple dinner to have.  The orzo with parsley and lemon is delicious!  When you combine zucchini, tomatoes, panko and cheese you get a nice crispy addition as well.  Its super easy and is filling, while also still feeling light. Prep…

Cranberry Drizzled Duck

We are starting to really love cooking duck over here!  It is definitely a very rich meat as well, so the combination of mashed potatoes and then a nice light watercress salad helped to at least “create” and illusion of well balanced.  The watercress salad is a nice addition with minimal dressing, to really help…

Maple Syrup Pork Chops

This definitely is now going to be one of our go to meals for dinners, almost strictly just for the mashed sweet potatoes.  The combination of cinnamon and maple syrup had me thinking about adding it to my Thanksgiving spread, but the pecans are what really gave it a nice finishing touch.  The combo of…

Wasabi Salmon with Jasmine Rice and Green Beans

I haven’t tried a lot of different salmon dishes, because I am always worried that they will be too fishy.  This particular dish, however, was not what I expected.  The wasabi was a highlight of the dish and in doing so it changed how I think of salmon dishes, as well as what small condiment…

Lemony Cheese Tortelloni

Oh lemons, cheese and peas…. How I love thee.  I thought this meal was nice, tasty and hellz yea- easy and SUPERFAST!  I happen to love peas so I might be slightly biased on this, but I thought combination and the lemon zest made it filling but not heavy.  I also loved the addition of…

Coconut Tofu with Cauliflower Rice

I have always wanted to try cauliflower rice, and it was actually really awesome! Keep in mind, as the recipe says, to do the cauliflower in batches and watch the consistency. This is a nice vegan meal that is gluten free, with spicy cucumbers to add flavor to the dish.  It does contain nuts, but…

Chickpea Cashew Korma

When we started dabbling in occasional vegan meals, this one stood out to my husband so I am including it here on the website.  He always fears when we have vegan meals that he would be hungry after we are done, as well as that it will taste bad, and this meal did not disappoint….

Mushroom Ravioli

This is a nice simple vegetarian dish that happens in 30 minutes, and for an extra bonus….if you have an ovenproof pan than thats all you need to cook with. Woohoo!! We also like the addition of Panko and Parmesan, which gave it a nice crunch! Prep Time:  5 minutes     Total Time: 30…

Maple and Rosemary-Glazed Pork Cutlets

Delicious and in less than 30 minutes!  Bingo!  I wasn’t sure what this was going to be like when I picked it one week, but I have to say it was light, tasty and perfect for dinner.  The creamy apple salad and couscous paired very well with the pork chops and I can not wait…

Pickled Vegetables Sushi

We recently took a class on how to make sushi and it was amazing!  We also at the same time received a recipe for vegan and gluten free sushi that we thought was worth sharing as well!  Sushi rice, sesame seeds, seaweed etc. are usually easy to find in a grocery store, but it is…