Whiskey Pork Chops

Quick, easy, richly delicious and low fat– this recipe is a winner and one you will definitely want to add into your week night rotation!! Sauteed mushrooms complement the peppery pork, whiskey adds fruity smokiness and then sour cream for richness– yum, yum, yum.

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Ginger Garlic Skillet Chicken

This quick and easy chicken dinner is so flavorful that you won’t even notice it lacks fat and calories. Ginger, garlic and tomatoes combine with honey, mango chutney and curry to give it a gently spicy sweet and sour vibe.

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Jambalaya

Could there be a better comfort dish on a cold autumn evening than jambalaya?  This most appealing one pot meal with bold southern flavors is chockful of sausage, shrimp, chicken and rice.  It will fill your kitchen with mouth watering smells and since it can be multiplied with ease, it can fill the bellies of lucky guests with New Orleans deliciousness.  This is a recipe for a great “red” version, as it uses tomatoes.  Saute the onions, celery and peppers in the sausage drippings for rich flavor. Read More


Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts and Chickpeas

This is a rare recipe–  quick, vegan, gluten free*, low calorie, budget friendly, made from mostly pantry staples and very importantly, it is delicious!  Tweaked from a recipe found on the Ambitious Kitchen website, it offers protein in the form of chickpeas and peanut butter plus lots of gingery, garlicky Kung Pao flavor.  Serve it over rice, quinoa or pasta.  Make extra to reheat for a tasty lunch!   Read More


Korean spiced beef and rice

This super quick and very easy beef recipe will be a welcome addition to your busy weeknight repertoire.  Ground beef is sauteed with garlic and spices, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds and served with rice.  It also makes a delicious filling for lettuce wraps. Read More


Ropa Vieja (Cuban Shredded Beef )

Ah, Havana!   So much to see, to hear, to smell, and take in…street performers on stilts leading parades of festive cigar- smoking women; turquoise, pink and lime green buildings; palm trees and the sea beyond the Malecon; uniformed school children, and of course the beloved vintage cars.   The food is simple, but robust and equally memorable, with Spanish and Caribbean flavors.  A favorite is “Ropa Vieja”, or shredded beef.   The name means literally “shredded clothes” because after slow cooking, the meat will fall apart into the delicious sauce.  Serve it with rice and beans and fix yourself a Mojito! Read More