Category Archives: easy/quick

Mustard-y Mussels

These mussels were delicious. Thanks, Serious Eats! Definitely serve with bread for dipping (we also served with a side of green beans).

I plan to serve the leftovers (which I saved in cooking liquid) tossed with pasta tonight.

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Recipe Variation: Mole-marinated Chicken Thighs

Do you guys remember when I made the green chicken mole awhile back and had a cup or two of leftover sauce? Well, I decided to freeze it and it ended up coming in handy for my birthday party.

I basically took the sauce and used it as a marinade for approximately three packages of chicken thighs. After letting it marinade for an hour or two, I seasoned the chicken with salt and pepper, and cooked on a gas grill until done.

Delicious and easy!

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Recipe Variation: Chicken With String Beans

I tweaked this recipe just a little bit for tonight’s Sunday Stir Fry. I’m not sure exactly what did it, but this dish really hit the spot tonight.

My changes:

*Used a bit under a pound of chicken

*Swapped string beans for snow peas

*Used more chicken broth – probably close to 2 cups

*Added a splash of soy sauce to the sauce

*Used just a splash of rice wine and just a pinch of sugar


WW Points: 3 per cup

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Seared Salmon with Caper Relish

I made this recipe up in my head at work today – but it involved tuna. The store didn’t have any, and I actually think the salmon I got instead may have worked even better. Pictured with Eggplant Orzo (recipe to follow).

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Grilled Veggies

These veggies, brushed with a Greek-inspired flavored oil, are simple and a good cookout side.

Bonus: I combined leftover veggies with feta cheese (I made it spreadable with yogurt and a little milk) and put it all on a piece of baguette, pressing it in a panini press. Great sandwich!

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Juicy Turkey Burgers

I really love turkey burgers, despite the fact they get a bad rap, but I don’t make them at home that often. I have a go-to Curry Turkey Burgers recipe that I used to make a lot years ago, but I decided to do something different for a cookout Saturday. I read that adding olive oil adds moisture to the burgers, and this recipe reflects that.

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Poached Fish with Curry and Zucchini

I’m now halfway through the Bittman White Fish list. This was my first attempt in the poached category. Really tasty, though I made a couple of changes to the recipe.

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Turmeric Roast Potatoes

Easy, tasty side to use up some of our ample supply of CSA potatoes.

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Leftover Recreations: Black Bean, Corn and Tomato Compote Tostadas

Since the accessories were the best thing about this fish recipe, I adapted them into a new dish for lunch. I divided the leftover corn kohlrabi mixture and the leftover tomato compote into two servings. I added 1/2 cup of canned black beans to each serving. I gave a batch to me and a batch to John for lunch, with two corn tortillas. I microwaved the mixture, toasted the tortillas in the toaster at work, and topped the now-crispy tortillas with the mix. Yum! Easy, fun lunch.

Calories: Approx 359 for the two tostadas

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Create-Your-Own Cobb

I think it’s fun to serve customizable dishes when having people over. This one was semi-inspired by a scene from “Julie and Julia”, where everyone’s ordering their own version of Cobb salad.

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