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Coconut Fish

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Kids generally like sauces made with coconut milk so it is a great ingredient for disguising healthy fish and vegetables that aren't typically kids' favorites. Plus, new studies indicate that coconut milk itself is an extremely healthy ingredient. I love how simple the ingredient list is and how quickly this dish comes together.

Chile Poblano Cream Soup

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


This chile poblano cream soup is a great starter for Cinco de Mayo or any other Mexican meal.

Carne Asada Tacos

Monday, May 3, 2010

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Carne asada literally means "roasted meat" in Spanish and is typically a flank steak or skirt steak that is thinly cut and roasted or grilled. These carne asada tacos were the closest that we have come to replicating the tacos from one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. The corn tortillas were tender and pliable and the steak was tender and juicy.

Lentil Dal

Friday, April 30, 2010


Lentils are part of the legume family and though they are small they pack a nutritional punch. They are high in protein so are often a staple in vegetarian diets. Lentil dal is an Indian dish made of stewed lentils that is usually seasoned to taste. Serve with rice or naan bread.

Chile de Arbol Salsa

Sunday, April 18, 2010


One of our favorite Mexican restaurants makes a salsa out of chiles de Arbol, which has a different spice than the red salsas that you typically find at Mexican restaurants. After many incredible meals at this restaurant, we decided to try to make the chile de Arbol salsa at home. Our recipe is essentially our homemade salsa verde with the addition of chiles de Arbol. You can vary the spice level by adjusting the quantity of chiles.

Potato Salad

Friday, April 16, 2010


This creamy potato salad is reminiscent of the classic potato salad that I had growing up. I love that I now don't have to feel guilty while eating it. It is made with light sour cream instead of mayonnaise so it is actually a nutritious side dish loaded with vegetables, healthy proteins and starch.

Split Pea Soup

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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I had never made split pea soup before so I thought it was time to give my Grandma's recipe a try. The soup thickens as it cools so if you are eating leftovers you may want to add more water or broth to reach your desired consistency. I was happy that my son liked the chunks of pork because with each bite of meat he was also eating split peas, a great source of lean protein.

Chicken Broth

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Once I tried making chicken stock and realized that it actually wasn't that hard to make, I decided to try making chicken broth. It, too, turns out to be a simple process at its basic level.

Chicken Stock

Friday, March 19, 2010


I have always been intimidated by making chicken stock (and chicken broth). After finally making it, however, I have realized how approachable it really is. There are many subtleties to making a good stock and I know I still have lots to learn by trial and error, but at its basic level, it is a simple process.

Corned Beef Hash

Friday, March 12, 2010


When I was little, my family would always celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a feast of corned beef, boiled potatoes and boiled cabbage. For me, the meal was never that exciting. It was our traditional leftover meal on March 18, however, that was always my favorite: corned beef hash.

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