Soy Sauced Chicken With Olives

This recipe has long been a favorite in our family, and it just keeps getting better. I’ve tweaked it over the years to improve the flavor, decrease the sodium, and streamline the preparation. I think you’ll really enjoy it. It’s quick & easy enough to make after you get home from work, but it tastes…

Black Bean Enchiladas

  Happy Meatless Monday, a day in advance! You will surely be happy eating these hearty enchiladas. We were almost done with dinner before my chief tester noticed there was no meat. They’re that good. They go great with Sweet & Spicy Pickled Peppers if you actually have any left.  So many meatless recipes end up not being…

Dal

  It was quite the comedy of errors, making this yesterday. First I realized I had no yogurt for the Naan. That was okay, I had buttermilk. A little adjustment to the liquid, & I was good to go. But then I overcooked the naan. It actually tasted fine, it just wasn’t a very pretty…

Lemony Sheet Pan Chicken with Potatoes, Asparagus, & Herbs

Just look at that basil! I grew that indoors in my Aerogarden. Just as tasty as it looks! If you don’t have the lemon-fused olive oil, you can substitute plain. Of course, you can also substitute whatever vegetables you have on hand. Yellow beets, carrots, cauliflower, & small Brussels sprouts are all good choices. I made a double…

Sheet Pan Chicken Tikka

I’m in love with sheet pan suppers. It’s such a great concept – throw a bunch of stuff on a foil-lined sheet pan, pop it in the oven, wait a bit, & your whole dinner is ready! After dinner, toss the foil & you don’t even have to wash the pan! This is the recipe…

Chicken Biryani

I made this a couple of weeks ago, with a simple side of grape tomatoes. It’s pretty easy and very flavorful. It’s got a little zip but isn’t really spicy. Of course, that depends partly on your jalapeño. Leave some of the membranes in for more heat if you like. You’ll find a printer-friendly version…

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin Carnitas

Shown here with steamed fresh asparagus from my garden, fresh winter salsa,  Citrus-Pickled Red Onion With Jalapeño (which I thought was at its best flavor about 2 hours after I made it), and a big dollop of Nonfat plain Greek yogurt. Really, you won’t know it’s not sour cream, but your cardiologist will. You could also use the pork as…