Coconut Lime Chicken : Cook

While perusing Pinterest, I came across an Indonesian inspired chicken dish by Menu Musings. Never one to leave well enough alone, I made some changes,  To make things juicier, I went for thighs rather than breasts (that sounds dirty). To spice things up, I added a chopped Habañero to the marinade, If you don’t like things quite so spicy,… Continue reading Coconut Lime Chicken : Cook

Cook: Shrimp Fried Rice

I volunteer in a community garden in an area referred to as a “food desert.” Food deserts are low-income neighborhoods that do not have ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. The garden is organic and tended by the neighborhood’s residents, who volunteer their time as part of a kind of ‘sweat equity’ CSA.… Continue reading Cook: Shrimp Fried Rice

Cook: Umami Kale Salad

  I wanted to like kale salads. I really did. They’re low calorie, low fat, and packed with vital nutrients. But whenever I tried them, they were tough and bland. Then I tried a kale salad at a potluck gathering. It was flavorful and crisp. I had to get the recipe. The nutritional yeast adds… Continue reading Cook: Umami Kale Salad

Cook: Lunch Bunch Chicken Chili

This week I brought in chicken chili for the lunch bunch. I’ve been working on my chicken chili recipe for quite some time. The lunch bunch assured me that I had perfected it. I’m a late-bloomer to the chili cookery realm. I hated chili as a kid. Specifically, I hated beans. But recently I found… Continue reading Cook: Lunch Bunch Chicken Chili

Feast: Lunch on the Cheap

My job allows for a short lunch break. So short that even a trip to the company cafeteria eats up two-thirds of the time allotted for lunch. The upside of this is that I save lots of money by brown-bagging it every day. So when Food Network’s Healthy Eats blog issued a brown bag challenge… Continue reading Feast: Lunch on the Cheap

COOK: Quinoa — Queen of Casseroles

I got my first taste of quinoa under a bridge. Well it was the under the I-83 viaduct at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar. The Mushroom Stand sells a mushroom and quinoa dish that is virtuous yet meaty (although there is no actual meat) and satisfying. I came across the recipe for Cozy Quinoa… Continue reading COOK: Quinoa — Queen of Casseroles

COOK: I Just Want Your Creamy Thighs

I was in the mood for something saucy and cheesy and comforting so I came up with this dish. It’s kind of like a beef stroganoff, but with chicken-and cheese. The Greek yogurt gives the sauce some body and a tangy kick. A dash of soy sauce gives the dish some umami – a pleasant… Continue reading COOK: I Just Want Your Creamy Thighs