I love cooking with couscous and lentils. Just in general. They are both quick, easy, and can be seasoned numerous ways. I often have a pre-made container of each in my fridge either to eat as-is, or to add to a new dish.
This is a great dish for dinner in a hurry. And as usual for my dishes, is very kid friendly. Both kids loved it.
All that's needed for this recipe is two small pots and a strainer. I love meals that don't require a million pots and pans, and that take less than 30 minutes to make.
lentils and couscous
I love peaches. Just the word "peaches" makes me think of summer orchards in the country, full of plump, sweet peaches, ready to be picked and eaten. I consider myself one lucky girl when it comes to peaches, since I live in Georgia and near South Carolina. And you can bet I’ve had some of the best peaches this summer!...more
I really, really, really wanted to make waffles for dinner last night. Like, real bad.But since my waffle maker is a wedding present and it's bad form to use wedding gifts before the date...it's sadly sitting in a box in our spare bedroom, tempting me with its waffle-y goodness....more
Fig scones are the outcome of my scone loving family combined with figs I forgot I had stating to get a bit soft. Use them or lose them. These turned out pretty well I guess, Jack ate two of them for breakfast!
These are so easy to make. Seriously.
Cut the tops off the figs and place them in the food processor. Pulse them briefly until they are almost fully pureed.
I prefer them with a little chunkiness.
Dump the fig into the mixing bowl with all the other ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon.
I am overrun with zucchini, but there are so many good recipes out there that I just keep trying to keep up with the supply my garden is producing. Here's another way to use that yummy yet crazy-growing vegetable: Make some zucchini ribbons, and use them like you would lettuce. The taste? FABULOUS!
The thing that makes a Vietnamese spring roll especially tasty is that it combines the freshest ingredients together in a relatively bite-sized manner – fresh herbs, sweet and juicy boiled shrimps and crunchy vegetables. Herb lovers like myself would definitely enjoy every bite of this roll given the strong basil and mint tastes packed within the rice papers....more
Yes, I am aware that it is still only August, but like a lot of people, I LOVE fall and can't wait until it gets here. Snuggly clothes, pumpkin flavored everything, using the fireplace, lighting candles, drinking potfuls of tea apologetically... you get the drift.
Growing up, I was no fan of salmon. Back then, at our house, salmon meant something from a can with a shaft of spine in the center. Ick.My mother made three salmon dishes that I remember, not at all fondly: Salmon and eggs (I insist you leave a comment if you’ve ever heard of, or eaten, this.), salmon stew and salmon patties. I didn’t eat any of them....more