Tomato-ginger chicken thighs

Here’s a quick and very tasty dinner– great for hot summer evenings when you want standing over the stove time to be short.  This Indian inspired entree features fresh ginger and garlic,  chopped tomatoes, a dash of cinnamon and cayenne, and a goodly amount of curry powder and garam masala simmered with chicken thighs.  It will come together in no time, leaving more time to sit outside and enjoy starry night skies. Read More


Mexican Street Corn Salad

It’s true this is the quintessential summer salad.  When fresh corn, tomatoes, and lettuce are plentiful and full of sunshiny good flavor and the cilantro is bursting out of the herb garden this salad just can’t be beat.  But it turns out it’s a flexible little salad, and as the weather grows cold, it pairs wonderfully with a hearty bowl of beef or chicken chili.  It has garlic, lime, chili powder and jalapeno for spice and tartness, plus salty Cotija cheese crumbs and creamy avocado chunks for more tastiness.  Try adding some chili-lime powder from Trader Joe’s for an extra kick! Read More


Mango-ginger chicken lettuce wraps

Quick, easy, healthy and versatile– what’s not to love about that?  Diced and spiced chicken is cooked with garlic, ginger, onions and peppers, then tossed with mango and cilantro for a tasty lettuce wrap filling.  It is equally nice in a tortilla wrap, over rice or tossed in a salad.  Try it with coconut rice for an escapist Caribbean vibe… Read More


Grainy green salad

Here is a terrific salad recipe for an autumn lunch!  It has the usual greens and veggies, and a tasty vinaigrette dressing, but–even better!–it also contains assorted grains.  This makes it satisfyingly substantial and also ups the dietary goodness significantly. It’s been a staple at Frills for a long time, and over the years has shown itself to be an excellent starting point for a number of tasty variations. Read More


Pumpkin Patch Chili

…another day, another chili.  Chili #3!  This one is not traditional, but is just as flavorful, hearty and satisfying as it’s old school cousin.  Even better, this version contains both ground turkey and chicken sausage, so it is  low fat and less caloric!

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