Cashew Chicken Stir Fry
A few weeks back we went to a local Chinese restaurant to pick up some food as I was hungry for stir-fry and didn’t feel like cooking. We picked out cashew chicken, general’s chicken, and curry chicken stir fries.
Zucchini and Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
We have a fairly big garden and I always plant too many zucchini. Even if I give away many of the zucchini I still need to find dishes to use up all the rest that I have. Today I’m making a zucchini cheddar biscuit that I think is pretty unique.
Sautéed Zucchini and Tomatoes
Last year I picked out an unusual herb plant from our local nursery. The name of the plant is epazote and it’s a perennial aromatic herb used in cooking. Both the fresh leaves and tender stems are used in soups, stews, making teas, among other things. Check out the link above for more information!
One Pan Sausage and Vegetable Dinner
My pantry is full of spices and spice mixes from all over the world. Many of them were given to me by friends who know how much I love to cook and experiment with new flavors. Some of the best mixes come from Penzeys Spices and today I feature their Ozark Style Seasoning. It is…
Zucchini and Sausage Chowder
If you’re thinking of starting or expanding a garden, one of these easiest and nicest things to grow is zucchini. They produce a lot in a short amount of time and are great tasting vegetables that can be used in many different foods. Like last year, I planted too many in my garden this year!…
Zucchini Poppy Seed Bread
It’s been really hot where we live, but my garden has been thriving. I’ve been getting a lot of zucchini in particular. Some of them grew too big in fact, and therefore are not very tender. Yet big zucchinis are still great to use for savory or sweet breads. Check out other zucchini-based recipes on…
Dal with Zucchini
Growing up I ate masoor dal (red lentils) virtually every day and loved it for its taste. Now that I’m older I also realize it’s great because it’s affordable and very nutritious as well. Another thing that I love is zucchini, which I never tasted before coming to the U.S. Dal and zucchini are not…
Sausage and Vegetable Soup
This week I organized my freezer to see what I have on hand so I can make a meal plan for the week. In exploring the bottom of my freezer I discovered several different types of sausage that I had bought some time ago and never got around to using. I found kielbasa, andouille, and…
One of the nice things about being home with family is that my son has developed an interest to cook with me. We enjoy making breakfast together on the weekend. We make pancakes or waffles every week. We try to combine spices, fruits, or vegetables to make it more healthy, nutritious, and interesting.
Gumbo is a soup popular in the state of Louisiana. Creole and Cajun gumbos are served with rice. Any dish served with rice, I tend to love! I first learned about gumbo when a friend (who used to live in New Orleans) served this at a dinner party once. It had very interesting flavors which…