Instant Pot Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili is made from pantry staples and is perfect for your next [Read more…] about Instant Pot Black Bean Butternut Squash Chili
I love growing fresh herbs in the garden. There’s something lovely about wandering out to the backyard and pulling fresh basil leaves to add to the dinner pasta.
Or enjoying the scent by running my hand through the lavender while I water the plants.
Basil is my favorite fresh herb to grow. It grows well and adds so much flavor to dishes. But I also like growing chives, rosemary, thyme, mint… I grow lavender just for the scent. I’ve never tried cooking with it. Have any of you? I’d love to see some recipes that use lavender, whether for food or homemade soaps or lotions.
Here are some of my recipes that use fresh herbs: [Read more…] about Ingredient Spotlight: Fresh Herbs 2012
This is one of those dinners that tastes special, like you’ve gone to extra trouble.
Good news! This dish is quick to fix. I had it finished in about 30 minutes and that included time to line up ingredients, take photos and jot down my recipe. Not bad.
I did start with another recipe as inspiration. I wasn’t sure what should go into the Pineapple Salsa, so I searched Tasty Kitchen and came up with a recipe for Tropical Chicken and Coconut Rice Bowl. It’s from Katie at The College Culinarian.
I wanted fish instead of chicken, so I turned the marinade into a sauce for the tilapia. And I tweaked her salsa recipe a bit too. The result was delicious!
Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…] about Tropical Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa and Coconut Rice – Easy & Special!
This is not your typical tuna salad. There’s no mayo.
Instead, the tuna is served over avocado slices and topped with tomatoes, cilantro and a simple vinaigrette dressing. The flavors are out of this world. For complete happiness, serve it with good, crusty bread.
Oh yeah, you don’t need to turn the oven on for this dinner either.
Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…] about Summertime Tuna Tomato Salad
Do you grow your own herbs?
I don’t have much of a green thumb, but I do like to try to grow herbs. Right now I only have basil and chives, but in the past we’ve had parsley, cilantro, thyme, rosemary, mint and lavender.
Basil is my favorite to cook with. I love to walk out to the garden boxes and gather a handful while the pasta boils. Small pleasure.
Here are a few of my recipes that use fresh herbs: [Read more…] about Ingredient Spotlight: Fresh Herbs