Monthly Archives: May 2013

Becky’s Awesome Quinoa

We went over Becky’s for dinner and Jon grilled pork tenderloins, which were great. Becky made this quinoa side dish to go with the meat, and I couldn’t stop eating it. I had three helpings. If you read the recipe, it sounds kind of boring, but somehow it just really works. I can’t wait to make it for dinner (maybe with a chicken paillard on top?) after John Cooks May.

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Fancy Toast Snacks

Not going to lie – I love John Cooks May, but it has me in cooking withdrawal. I can tell because my snacks, the only meal John doesn’t prepare, are getting more and more creative and elaborate.

This week’s theme: fancy toasts. Yesterday, I spread cream cheese over a slice of whole wheat bread, and topped with sliced strawberries and a pinch of sugar.

Today, I spread half a long dinner roll with butter, and alternated slices of hardboiled egg with radishes. Finish with salt.

Plus, my beloved avocado bread has made an appearance.

If you just have a slice, all of these snacks are relatively low calorie, satisfying and good for using up random fridge ingredients.

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John’s Asian Salad Dressing

This dressing really brightened up a basic salad.

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John’s Ginger Garlic Asparagus

Vaguely Indian ingredients + Asparagus = deliciousness.

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John’s Turkey Meatloaf

John Cooks May is going smashingly. He made this meatloaf for dinner on Sunday, and Becky and Jon got to have some, too. It’s also nice for meatloaf sandwiches the next day.

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John’s Rosemary Brick Chicken

Yummy grilled recipe courtesy of John. A couple notes on this recipe:  1) It took considerably longer to cook than specified (it’s possible our chicken wasn’t completely defrosted, but still) and 2) Next time, I think we’ll save some of the marinade to toss with the chicken afterwards so the lemon and rosemary permeates more.

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Clean Out The Fridge Cooking: Turkey and Asparagus Lettuce Wraps

Another lunch made in the efforts of avoiding the grocery store.

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