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


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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Chicken and vegetable stir fry

This recipe can’t begin to claim Chinese authenticity,  as it is a mish-mash of several tasty dishes.  It also lends itself to great improvisation and refrigerator clearing which definitely earns it a place on the quick-and-easy weeknight dinner honor roll.  (don’t let the long ingredient list deter you,  a lot of them are repeats or pantry staples)  The ginger-garlic-sesame sauce is child friendly and it all reheats and freezes well.  Serve over rice or noodles.

 

 

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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


Ginger lime streusel bars

A little ginger, a lot of lime, and a dash of almond– what a combination of flavors!  The almond- shortbread base is topped with lime curd and crystallized ginger, and a good amount of almond streusel topping covers it all.  These bars come together quickly, freeze well and look pretty on a cookie platter.   Read More


Asian meatballs with pineapple and pea pods

Here is an appetizer recipe that will please just about everyone on your guest list.  Bursting with ginger, garlic, soy and cilantro, they are baked and then covered in a sweet and spicy sauce. They hold up well in a chafing dish and  are terrific when skewered with pineapple chunks and pea pods. If there happen to be any leftovers, they are delicious in a wrap for lunch the next day or over rice for dinner! Read More