Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pork Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

John and I are back from Key West, sick of fried food and a little rounder around the waist. As a result, I expect you’ll be seeing a lot of salad recipes in the near future…

This was good because I managed to put it together with relatively few fresh ingredients on hand. Plus it’s the first lettuce from my garden!

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Vietnamese Veggie Stir Fry

This is kind of a deconstructed nuoc cham, with some red peppers thrown in.

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Recipe Variation: Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

Do lettuce wraps have to contain meat? Not necessarily. I made a variation on my standard recipe with some new ingredients and some Quorn veggie crumbles. Pretty good! And very low cal. Pictured with Vietnamese veggie stir fry (recipe to follow).

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John Monday Dinners: Pesto Chicken, Caramelized Veggies and Asparagus

John’s been cooking on Mondays a lot lately, as that’s the night I usually go swimming if I don’t have to work. His meals aren’t always recipes per se, but he comes up with some great old favorites and fun combinations regardless.

Tonight’s dinner was a particularly yummy one, particularly as he was going for a low carb meal. I want to blog it so I can remember it for a future meal.

Chicken thighs marinated in pesto sauce and grilled + onions, peppers and mushrooms, caramelized in a skillet, with a leftover grilled bratwurst sliced up and thrown in + grilled asparagus = deliciousness.

Go John!

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Curried Potato Salad

John and I had a little indoor picnic tonight. Grilled chicken bratwursts (Stachowski represent!) and peppers from the market , grilled asparagus and a new Cooking Light recipe, Curried Potato Salad. It was pretty good, but a little harsh tasting (I think the Greek yogurt should be cut with something). A splash of champagne vinegar balanced things out a bit.

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Spinach Salad with Salmon and Cilantro Dressing

Yum! This was inspired by a dish I really like at Village Bistro, a restaurant near my office.

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John’s Lemon and Saffron Aoli

We topped the fish burgers with this.

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