Category Archives: Main courses

Japanese Beef and White Sweet Potato Stew

Simple and delicious. The base is bone broth, tamari, ginger with sweet Japanese cooking wine – slow cooked stew beef with Japanese white sweet potatoes. Yum. A hit with the kids. Ingredients 2 pounds local stew beef (boneless chuck 1 – 1 ½ in chunks) 3 cups bone stock or broth (chicken, turkey, beef) ¼ […]

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Trifecta Meatballs (Whole30 compliant)

  These meatballs are sooo much better than the turkey meatballs I made last week, which I over-cooked because I was following a recipe that said to use a meat thermometer to check the inside temperature, but it didn’t work and I cooked them too long. I suggest when you think they might be done, […]

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Soup Basics: How to Make Soup in 6 Easy Steps

If you know the basics of soup making, you don’t need to follow the recipe word for word, but instead can glean inspiration from recipes and use what you have on hand. With a nice sharp chef knife, a cutting board and a Dutch oven there are endless possibilities. See equipment below. Step 1: Soup […]

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Salmon Burgers

Our new family favorite – decidedly kid-friendly. Two 6 ounce wild salmon fillets (or 1- 14 ¾ ounce can of wild salmon or 2 small cans) 1 T mustard (Dijon or stone brown) 1 T mayonnaise 1 T lemon juice ½ t grated lemon zest 2 scallions, chopped ½ t sea salt 1 egg ½ […]

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Rutabaga & Sweet Potato Gratin

This is a great alternative to dairy-laden gratins. I use stock instead of the usual cream for the liquid. I like to use a little aged cheese, such as Gruyere or Parmesan, but this recipe is also great without. It was a huge hit with my family! 2 cups onions, sliced 2 sweet potatoes, peeled, […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Chicken

You gotta love the one pan dinner recipes. This is not only quick and healthy, but I think these are the best Brussel sprouts ever! The lemon and the crispiness bring it home. 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 4 small shallots, quartered 1 lemon, sliced 3 tablespoons olive oil ¾ teaspoon salt ½ […]

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Roasted Chicken Legs

Chicken legs or thighs Olive oil Sea salt Preheat oven to 425 degrees (high temperature ensures optimal crispiness). Lightly brush chicken legs with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake at 425 for 45 minutes (whole leg) or 35 minutes (thigh only). When cooking is complete, meat thermometer should read 160-170.    

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Latkes, Not Like Bubbe Used to Make

Serves 4-6 These are a favorite around my house and neighborhood. I hope you like them, too! 4 large or 6 medium potatoes 1 large sweet potato 1 medium beet 1 large onion, thinly sliced 4-6 eggs ½ – ¾ cup all purpose flour (buckwheat if gluten-free) 2 t sea salt light vegetable oil (sunflower […]

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Okra Braised with Tomatoes, Onions and Spices

Masala Bhindi   I cannot think of anything I would rather do with okra than make this. If I get eggplant from my CSA, look out! Kelly is making Indian food tonight. Get the spices measured out and ready, then Heat: 2 T olive oil or coconut oil Saute: 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 […]

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Indian Spiced Braised Eggplant

Khatti Bhaji Whenever I get eggplant I think about making this dish. If I also have okra, my friends and family are in for an Indian delight. Nothing makes Indian food better than fresh vegetables and good quality oil. 1 medium eggplant, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes and then soaked for 15 minutes or more […]

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