Category Recipes

Italian Seasoning

April 25, 2016 Recipes  No comments

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Flaxseed Focaccia Bread

April 25, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Since my wife and I have given up gluten and most grains we keep our eye open for substitutes.  This recipe was originally for 5 eggs in a 13×9 pan.  Have you ever tried to use 2-1/2 eggs?  I modified it to a more manageable size.

The end result is a light and fluffy bread with an herby Italian flair.

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Chicken Cacciatore

April 20, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Tonight we could not decide what to make for dinner, so we did the obvious thing . . . asked our barista! She said she was hungry for Chicken Cacciatore. So we walked down to the market for fresh ingredients and I PFC’ized it.

We ended up with bowls of Italian PFC Yumm and enough left over for lunches.

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Garlic Rosemary Pepper Shrimp

April 18, 2016 Recipes  No comments

This is my new favorite shrimp recipe.  The herbs give it a richness.  The peppers give it some heat.  Allowing the oil to infuse with the flavors prior to cooking the shrimp allows those flavors to embed themselves in the cooking process.

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Moroccan Eggs (Shakshouka)

April 10, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Weekends are a time to splurge on breakfast.  I usually have the same thing every morning for breakfast, the weekend gave me an opportunity to spice it up for my wife.

Shakshouka is a dish from North Africa and the Middle East. Because it has eggs it is often seen as a breakfast item. However, it is eaten as an evening meal in the Middle East.

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Turkish Stuffed Peppers

April 5, 2016 Recipes  No comments

I almost took the lazy way out for dinner tonight and picked up a rotisserie chicken at the market. However, I had a hunger for stuffed peppers and an herb garden bursting with fresh mint. What to do?

I found a recipe that fit the bill and modified it to our eating preferences. Lots of healthy macro-nutrients and bursting with flavor. Never would have considered putting a handful of mint in stuffed peppers, but it worked.

Mint, garlic, raisins, dried apricots, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, Aleppo pepper, the list goes on.

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Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Walnut Chermoula

April 3, 2016 Recipes  No comments

My Saturday morning routine is to may breakfast and enjoy it with my wife.  Then I retire to my cave and answer emails while watching cooking shows.  Some of my favorites are

  • America’s Test Kitchen
  • New Scandinavian Cooking
  • Good Eats
  • Jacques Pépin

I have recently found the show “Joanne Weir Gets Fresh“.  This recipe for Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Walnut Chermoula aired today was this one and I had to try it.

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Quick Preserved Lemons

April 2, 2016 Recipes  No comments

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Chili-Maple Glazed Salmon

April 2, 2016 Recipes  No comments

A few years ago I wasn’t fond of salmon at all.  However, after learning how to cook it salmon has become a weekly meal.  This is one of our favorites.  A bit of spice from the chili.  A bit of sweet from the maple syrup.

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Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken

March 31, 2016 Recipes  No comments

I had some fresh Thai basil growing in our herb garden and needed to learn how to use it.  A recipe with Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken sounded good.  What is wrong with ginger, garlic, chilies and basil???

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