Carrot, Tomato, and Spinach Quinoa Pilaf with Ground Turkey
I took some leftover quinoa pilaf and added black beans and ground turkey. It made an excellent one-dish meal that hits the table in a hurry. I found it was a good way to use up the leftovers from another dinner. We have the pilaf as a side dish for the two of us, and it is always too much. Adding ground turkey and black beans makes another unique meal that is quick to prepare. Enjoy!
Caribbean-Inspired Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Caribbean-inspired chicken kabobs. You can substitute green pepper for the red pepper, if desired.
Chana Masala (Savory Indian Chick Peas)
Indian food is not just curried sauces. It's not too exotic either. Unless 'exotic' is code for 'yummy and full of flavor.' This dish features a healthy mixture of chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, and spices. Both carnivores and vegetarians will enjoy this meal. My kids love it. Leave out the green chile if the kiddies will be eating. Serve over basmati or jasmine rice and enjoy. Namaste y'all!
Spaghetti Diablo with Shrimp
The sauce was tangy and sharp, mellow by my standards for spice, but just right for Nancy and Quinn. Topped with the shrimp, Pecorino cheese and some parsley, it was very satisfying.
Red Split Lentils (Masoor Dal)
Indian-inspired lentils the whole family will love and babies, too. Once the dal and rice are at the desired consistency, it's ready to eat or freeze. Make sure mixture is completely cool before freezing. I use freezer ice trays and small individual glass bowls with lids.
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Angel Hair
This is something I threw together one day when I was faced with an abundance of fresh cherry tomatoes and basil from my garden. Delish!
Lemon Asparagus Risotto
Lower in fat than most risotto recipes but no one will know! I like to serve this as a main dish under some steamed halibut or other white fish.
Aunt Jewel's Chicken Dressing Casserole
True Southern chicken and dressing recipe. Handed down from my great-great-aunt. Easy and delicious.