Balsamic Chicken With Pears and Mushrooms

“You should always waste time when you don’t have any. Time is not the boss of you. Rule 408.” — The Doctor “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” — John Lennon Did you ever start looking for something online, only to discover you’re missing an hour (or more) with nothing to show for…

Anisage Chicken

I don’t remember why I bought whole anise seed. Well, I remember why I bought it whole: it’s one of those spices that loses its flavor rapidly once it’s been ground. Maybe I had a recipe in mind. Maybe it was on sale at Penzeys. It doesn’t matter — this dish is yummy enough to…

Moroccan Chicken With Couscous

Ingredients: Dump, chop, & go: For very little time and effort, you get a delicious, healthy meal of tender chicken, veggies cooked to perfection, and deliciously seasoned couscous! This is one of my favorite freezer meals. To freeze, you just dump broth, seasonings, and chicken in a bucket and freeze it. To cook, dump the…

Blueberry Balsamic Chicken With Bulgur, Tomatoes, and Kale

I know, blueberries on chicken, right? Not an everyday occurrence! My Chief Taste Tester (a.k.a. husband) is exceptionally open-minded about new foods, but even he was skeptical at first. Trust me, it’s yummy! The flavors in this dish complement each other so well, it’s almost hard to pick out the individual tastes. The result is…

Tamari-Ginger Chicken With Asparagus and Almond Sauce

Are you tired of asparagus yet? I’m not! This dish is perfect for those spring days when it’s still a bit cool but the asparagus is in full production. The best of all worlds: fresh veggies, a sheet pan, and a quick & easy recipe. Add to that a truly scrumptious sauce, and you’re going…

Muffuletta Chicken With Pasta & Beans

  Sometimes ignorance is bliss. I was in the store (Trader Joe’s, I think) and saw a lonely jar of muffuletta, the last one on the shelf. I knew I’d heard of it, but didn’t remember where or how. Nor did I remember what it was for or how people usually use it. But it…

Garlic Chicken With Baby Potatoes

My mom made a Garlic Chicken dish that was out of this world. This was back in the days before the link between diet and heart disease was widely known. Let me tell you, that chicken was swimming in garlic butter! I don’t know how much she used, but I remember it was at least…

Vindaloo

This brightly flavored dish is another one of my all-time favorites. I often make it with leftover pork roast. I began mixing my own vindaloo seasoning a while ago. I didn’t use up the commercially prepared blend fast enough, so it was always getting too old to be flavorful. I use the individual ingredients much…