You know those people who make a recipe, but substitute just about every ingredient in the recipe and then say what a horrible recipe it is? Yeah, I don’t care for those people. Or, maybe it turned out great! But, … Continue reading
Serves 10 to 12. Freezes well, and easily halved. This is a great winter dish as greens are in abundance in backyard gardens, farmer’s markets, and in the grocery market. Obviously, this is the time which they taste the best, too. … Continue reading
Also known as, giving your groceries a few more days. For thanksgiving, we went to see the families. I was planning on being gone for less than 2 days, and then traveling the next day to see the other side … Continue reading
Okay, so I tried to keep it simple. If you can find fresh horticulture beans/ borlotti beas/ cranberry beans, this is the recipe for you. To learn more about horticulture beans, read here: https://icookforleftovers.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/farmers-market-find-horticulture-beans-aka-cranberry-beans-aka-borlotti-beans/ Note: I did not blanch these beans … Continue reading
Sometimes, you just want convenience. These were on sale a while back, and I thought it would be a great way to a) have a dinner for myself, with enough leftovers for a work lunch. The instructions are simple enough: … Continue reading
Okay, last red pepper recipe for awhile. Since it’s a cream sauce, I think this is my favorite! Whether you roast your peppers on the grill, in the oven, or out of a jar, it doesn’t matter! You will need … Continue reading
A California classic. When I lived in California, I worked for a couple of great caterers. One thing that we frequently served was tri-tip… I happened to see some in our local IGA, something I haven’t seen in a long, … Continue reading
I love Beef Stroganoff because well, it’s just delicious! It’s also quick to make; if you have a leftover medium rare steak from a few days before, it’s even better! Often, we will cook one or two extra steaks to … Continue reading
So, at the young age of 8, my daughter has learned firsthand that what she eats has an effect on her health.
So, we’ve talked about foods many times: foods that are good for us, foods that are bad for us, and some foods that really have a negative impact on her.
So, the other day in the car, I brought up the concept of Meatless Mondays. By giving her examples of some of the potential meals we could do (and no negatives about meat itself), she was all for it. She was so for it, that she was upset that she had meat for lunch at school the last 2 Mondays.
The best part about Meatless Mondays is that a lot of vegetarian dishes are also quick and easy to prepare, a definite positive for a Monday night after a busy weekend (any weekend!)
So, for our first official Meatless Monday, I took the easy path and served them something they both love: Bean Tostadas with fresh Guacamole!
Using premade tostada shells and canned beans, the hardest part was making the simplest of guacamoles, and grating the cheeses.
Twenty minutes later, dinner was served!
I actually made a recipe from a magazine. Well, almost. If I had actually followed the recipe…but I almost followed it. For all the recipes I read from magazines, I rarely ever actually make anything. In the April issue of … Continue reading