Monthly Archives: April 2010

Post-Gardening Garden Salad

Whipped this salad up for lunch when John and I decided to take a break from gardening. Nothing too fancy, but it hit the spot.

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Green Curry Fried Rice

I first tried this combo on Hawaii. So good! A little coconut milk here would be an interesting idea here (ditto some chunks of pineapple), but we didn’t have either on hand.

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Rockfish with Bacon and Spinach

Does it get better than coworkers who bring you fresh rockfish, caught by their husbands? Particularly on Fish Night? My original plan was to do a Cooking Light scallops recipe, and briefly thought of changing plans. Then I figured I could just treat the rockfish like scallops, and it would still taste pretty good. And it did!

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WW Slowcooker Lamb Stew

This kicked ass for being a simple slow cooker recipe. It’s also low on points and meat (mostly because this was all the lamb I had on hand), and high on flavor. Here’s the original recipe, which uses stew meat rather than ground meat, and considerably more of it.

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Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

This is what I did with my remaining chicken pieces from when I cut up a chicken for Easter. It also provided the bonus debut of Mural of Flavor, a spice blend I got for free from Penzey’s and hadn’t tried until tonight. I like its savory taste.

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Grassfed Mini-Burgers

Made these for Jen V. (and Tucker’s!) visit last night. They were semi-healthy until I ate two of them.

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My first attempt at dal

Dal is one of my favorite things to get at Indian restaurants, but it seemed a daunting thing to make at home. But when I saw a recipe for “Everyday Dal” in Cooking Light, I figured it might be a good gateway, even if the recipe isn’t the most authentic thing to ever be produced in our kitchen.

It’s still quite a process to make, but the results were a fragrant, satisfying meatless meal. That almost got ruined when our power went out, but that’s another story.

Unrelated, I promise I’ll eventually post some photos again, but I keep leaving my camera at work, dammit.

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Recipe Adaptation: Spicy Grilled Bison

I’ve always loved this marinade – super versatile. Found out tonight it works great on the bison london broil I picked up at the market (as well as the asparagus I made as a side).

Side note: bison is a lot more WW-friendly when it isn’t ground and molded into huge burgers.

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Oregano Lime Chicken w/ Tequila Lime Gravy

So this ended up being Easter dinner for us. We don’t really do much of anything for Easter but I wanted to make something a bit more festive than typical Sunday Stir Fry. I thought this recipe, which was already in my meal plan for the week, had a certain elegance to it, and it was delicious.

Plus there was added excitement – I ended up hacking up a whole chicken rather than just buying breasts. Yeah, still could use a cleaver, but it was fun!

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WW Chef-y Cobb Salad (or Cobby-Chef Salad)

I feel this salad kind of has an identity crisis. WW calls it a Cobb. I thought it was more chef salad-y. Whatever. I also made some changes (I added avocado but used less bacon, pretty much making it a wash, points-wise).

The recipe calls for reduced fat blue cheese dressing. I did a homemade version (recipe included). I think I got that recipe from Eating Well.

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