Asian Pork and Sweet Corn Hash

Asian Pork and Sweet Corn Hash
Why is it that every stage of parenthood just seems to get harder?  Once they sleep through the night, they begin to move and roll and fall off things.  Once they don’t need to eat every two hours, they start protesting solid foods and stop eating altogether.  Once they can dress themselves,...

Chicken Apple Pot Pie with Cheddar Whole Grain Crust

Chicken Apple Pot Pie with Cheddar Whole Grain Crust
A farmer at our local market had “Sunday Dinner Chickens” the other day, so I bought one.  Of course, I fell right in line and cooked it on Sunday — because that’s what the marketing told me to do.  It was delicious and left us with a whole lot of leftover meat (he promised...

Rustic Ham, Bean, and Spring Green Soup

Rustic Ham, Bean, and Spring Green Soup
Our spring this year has been very dreary.  And cold.  And cloudy.  Actually that is pretty typical, I think.  We get one sunny day and I am nearly manic — excited to exercise and clean and parent with limitless energy.  But then we have to endure at least three cloudy and cold days because...

Sprouted Wheat “Enchiladas”

Sprouted Wheat “Enchiladas”
This meal was one of those “fly by the seat of my pants” moments.  I have many of those.   It highlights one of those go-to ingredients that allow you to have a quick and easy family dinner:  tortillas or wraps.  With a few leftovers and a few simple ingredients, you are on your way to...

Spicy Curry Chicken Salad

Spicy Curry Chicken Salad
So I should start this post by saying it was supposed to be Grilled Chicken and Roasted Potatoes.  But you see, my husband came home very late last night and our grilling was done in the dark — so I couldn’t take any pictures of the work in progress because my photography skills are definitely...

Fried Brown Rice with Edamame (With Bonus Leftover Idea)

Fried Brown Rice with Edamame (With Bonus Leftover Idea)
I have been making fried rice for years.  I have analyzed the techniques of the master chefs (you know, at Benihana) and come to the conclusion that the best fried rice recipe has no real recipe at all.  The whole point is to use the ingredients that you have on hand.  This is a brilliant meal when...

Barbecued Chicken Tacos with Slaw

Barbecued Chicken Tacos with Slaw
Some of my favorite meals are the leftover creations I enjoy at lunchtime.  In fact, leftovers are a staple and become the basis of almost every lunch that the kids and I eat.  That’s the beauty of cooking real food at dinner time — it generally always provides you with another meal. ...