Green bean stir fry
It’s summer and fresh green beans are in their prime.
This stir fry combines green beans with white onion and chicken. Yes, you could throw in all sorts of veggies, but there is something about this trio of ingredients I really like.
Put the rice on first, and throw the rest of this stir fry ...
Pepperoni pizza pasta with broccoli and basil
In some ways I like pepperoni pizza pasta better than pepperoni pizza. It is definitely lighter and more healthful. This pasta dinner includes many of the things that are great on a pie, including basil, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese.
I came up with this recipe thinking about what to do with ...
Pretzel chicken tenders
I’m not generally wild about mustard, but these pretzel-coated chicken tenders may convert me to a fan.
Occasionally, I'm willing to try good brown mustard as a dip with pretzels. That's where this recipe originated. I had high-quality brown mustard on hand and wanted to try it.
For this ...
Favorite things pasta: cheddar, bacon, brussels sprouts and avocado
This pasta combines a few of my favorite things: cheddar cheese, avocado, brussels sprouts and bacon. This filling dish makes a great dinner that comes together in 30 minutes or less.
I use all natural, reduced-sodium bacon. And I use paper towels to remove some of the bacon’s grease once it is ...
Lentils with wine and red peppers
I have been experimenting with cooking green lentils in wine, and I’m pleased with the results. I also love sauteed red peppers and onions as a topping .
Green lentils are a good source of protein, and this recipe makes a hearty dinner. Think no-guilt comfort food.
Be sure to rinse and sort ...
Honey-drizzled chicken drumsticks
I generally cook recipes with chicken breasts, but once in a while I like to switch things up. Honey-drizzled chicken drumsticks are tasty, simple and budget-friendly. The chicken is baked, not fried, with a touch of sweetness.
Besides the chicken drumsticks, the ingredients are all typicall...
Pumpkin chili with peppers
Warm and comforting food doesn’t have to be unhealthy. This chili is loaded with good-for-you foods, including pumpkin and peppers.
If you serve this chili to family or friends, no one will likely know or ask if it has pumpkin in it. The chili’s color is still very red. The pumpkin puree ...
Easy split pea soup just vegetables
There is no ham in this soup. I’m not against it, but I really do like split pea soup that is just vegetables.
This soup can cook in a little over an hour. You can soak the peas overnight, if you like, but it is not required. The theory is that it will save some cooking time. I generally ...
Sweet and spicy vegetable stir fry
The beauty of stir fry is you can easily mix and match ingredients you have available to concoct something healthful within 30 minutes.
For this recipe I combine soy sauce, honey and sriracha sauce with onions, carrots and green pepper. The sweet and spicy sauce goes great with chicken, too. If ...
Sriracha chicken tenders
Sriracha chicken tenders are good any day, but I particularly enjoy them in the winter. Turn to this dish when you need to feel a little heat.
I began cooking with Sriracha sauce a couple of years ago when it was a trendy food item.
Many restaurants seem to have tempered their enthusiasm for ...