Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes

Slow cookers offer so much more than hearty winter stews, and in the summer any way to escape the heat of the kitchen is welcome. How about a summertime sandwich of lentil sloppy joes? The inspiration for this recipe stems from a stovetop version by Heather McDougall,...
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Steve’s Saucy Baked Salmon with Dijon & Dill

Rejoice! Wild Alaskan salmon season is near. It will begin any week now, so just keep in touch with your grocer’s fishmonger who will give you the scoop on its anticipated arrival. While canned and frozen salmon serve a purpose during the winter months...
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Halibut en Papillote with Cherry Tomatoes, Capers & Garlic

Steam up veggies, fresh halibut in parchment paper   There are very few proteins that I simply bake without first searing or browning. You will usually end up with a lackluster lump of pale meat if you skip this step. Fish prepared en papillote (in paper–parchment),...
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Quinoa and Black Bean Cakes with Cumin & Chile

 Quinoa, spices pat into a tasty vegetarian burger Breaking news: My husband agreed to eat one vegetarian meal per week. Upon hearing his statement, I had to act quickly. But why cook quinoa in plain water when you can cook it in delicious vegetable broth?...
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Roasted Baby Broccoli with Toasted Almonds & Lemon

Simply delicious: baby broccoli is terrific roasted Though a quick steam in the microwave serves a purpose when it comes to my weeknight vegetable routine, sometimes I’m looking for a side dish with a bit more excitement. Vegetables take on unexpected flavors and textures when...
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How to Cook a Pork Tenderloin Roast

Sponsored post One of the best things about the holiday season is the food, of course. Sipping lowfat eggnog lattes while shopping and nibbling fresh roasted chestnuts while dressing the tree and singing along with Christmas music are a couple of my favorites. Feeding hungry...
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Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Breast Skillet with Celery, Carrots & Scallions

Clean Eating Buffalo Chicken Breast Skillet Dripping Buffalo sauce. Crispy chicken skin. Creamy bleu cheese dressing. Crunchy celery sticks. I crave this heavenly combination, especially during football season, but am glad to partake any time of the year. At least in my mind. While I...
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Recipe: Brat-Style Pork Burgers

Sponsored Post You can take a girl out of Wisconsin, but you can’t take Wisconsin out of the girl—‘ya know. As a born-and-raised Sconnie, the compulsion to eat brats and cheese curds during football season is spiraled into my DNA. The brininess of the sauerkraut...
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