Category Archives: Main courses

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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Bengal Red Lentil Dal

Bengali Masar Dal   This is my favorite dal recipe, from my favorite Indian cookbook. Pictured also: Okra Braised with Tomatoes, Onions and Spices and Indian Spiced Braised Eggplant   1 ½ cups red lentils (masar dal) 4 ½ cups water 3-6 hot green chilies (optional – serve minced chilies on the side if you […]

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Quinoa Salad with Corn and Black Beans

1 cup of quinoa cooked in 2 cups of water. Bring to low boil then turn down to low for 20 minutes. 2 ears corn, cooked and cut off the cob 1 or 2 carrots, diced 1 bunch scallions, sliced 1 cup cilantro or parsley, chopped 1-2 cups black beans, rinsed 1-2 limes, juiced 1/3 […]

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Slow Cooked Chicken Coconut Curry

The house will smell so good when you get home if this is in the slow cooker. Toss the together into the slow cooker and cook 6-8 hours on low: 4-6 bone-in chicken thighs or 3 chicken legs (the marrow in the bone makes a tasty broth and is chock full of nutrients)* 6 shallots […]

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