Main Dish

Za’atar-Crusted Chicken Tenders

Just look at all that crunchy, golden yumminess! It’s got to be time-consuming, difficult, and unhealthy, right? Nope! It’s about a half hour, start to finish, easy (as long as you’re gentle & patient), and healthy! It does use several dishes, so it’s nice to have a dishwasher.  The gentle & patient part is the key.… Continue reading Za’atar-Crusted Chicken Tenders

Main Dish

Pork Medallions With Grainy Mustard Sauce

Have you ever noticed how some of the most wonderful foods are rather plain-looking? There’s a lesson in there somewhere, as you could say the same thing about towns, restaurants, even people. This is such a quick, easy dish to throw together, but don’t let that fool you. It works great as a weeknight meal, but it’s also… Continue reading Pork Medallions With Grainy Mustard Sauce

Beans (dried) · Instant Pot Pressure Cooker · Sides

Cooking Dried Chickpeas

I bought an Instant Pot® about a month ago. I’d been flirting with the idea of a pressure cooker for ages. I recently read an article that says not only are they faster than other methods, they actually can do a better job. That’s what really got me interested. Time is not an issue for me. I’m fortunate to… Continue reading Cooking Dried Chickpeas

Meatless Monday · Vegetarian Main Dishes

Garlicky Pasta With Beans and Broccoli Rabe

This is one of our favorite Meatless Monday dishes. So much flavor for so little effort! It’s an adaptation of a recipe I first saw on Smitten Kitchen, one of my favorite food blogs. I rarely tweak anything Deb publishes, as she’s brilliant and always spot-on. Really, all I’ve done is add the beans for a… Continue reading Garlicky Pasta With Beans and Broccoli Rabe