Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sesame-Shrimp Noodles with Fresh Vegetable Toppings or Lilacs in the Rain

A cool and rainy spring in Saint Paul keeps me cooking indoors.  Typically I'd be raking together a salad while Dave grilled chicken or salmon.  Instead, just back from our happy daughter Emily's graduation from seminary at Princeton, I'm slaving over a hot stove.  Well,  not really.

Here is Emily with her proud parents.  We sang in the choir! Go, Emily!

Monday, May 13, 2013

One-Pan Salmon with Whole Wheat Pasta and Vegetables--A Picture Recipe

My friend Jill says, "We're always looking for something else to do with salmon."    My friend Jim says, "Give me a side that I can make on Monday, but have enough leftover for lunch or dinner; I just want to grill a little fish or chicken each night."  As for me,  I like cooking anything in one pan, and while this isn't exactly in one pan, it could be if you use fresh pasta.  

This simple, but filling, healthy, and tasty entree fits the bill for all three of us and I hope for you, too.  Serves two with a lot of vegetables and pasta--good hot or cold-- leftover for another meal.    Adding another two salmon pieces would be no trouble and cold salmon is good salmon.  This is  meant to be the impetus for improvisation, not an exact recipe; you'll see why. Ingredients are in bold print.   Here's how in the PHOTO RECIPE:

Friday, May 3, 2013

Ina Fridays -- Sides, Soups, and Salads-- Easy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Since I'm writing a soup cookbook, I'm always interested in soups others make.  Not only family, friends, and neighbors, but also famous cooks like Ina Garten.  If I'm home and I've been working all day, I'm in front of the tv with my feet up at 3:00 Central Time when Ina makes one of  her appearances on Food Network's Barefoot Contessa.  While doing a little background reading for this post, I discovered this on FOOD NETWORK'S "10 Things You Didn't Know about the Barefoot Contessa":