Kale Salad with Goat Cheese and Dried Cherries (side)
Chickpea, Barley and Zucchini Ribbon Salad
Vietnamese “Green Papaya” Salad
Canteloupe Salad with Fresh Mozzarella
Napa Cabbage and Kale Coleslaw with Creamy Miso-Ginger Dressing
Obsessively Good Avocado and Cucumber Salad (for a meal, serve with pita)
Wheat Berry Salad with Citrus and Feta
Zucchini and Carrot Salad (side)
Fried Egg Salad
Pickled Cabbage Slaw
Warm Lentil Potato Salad
Beet and Citrus Goat Cheese Salad (side)

Mains (Vegetarian)
Simple Chickpea Curry
Rice Bowl
Potato and Goat Cheese Frittata
Potato Squash Goat Cheese Gratin
Tostadas with Smoky Sweet Corn Hummus
Simple Carrot Soup
Take Out Style Seasame Noodles with Cucumber
Spaghetti with Mascarpone, Lemons and Ricotta
Sweet Potatoes and Spinach Chilaquiles
Charred Cauliflower Quesadillas
Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Cauliflower with Olives, Currants and Tahini
Sweet Corn and Squash Fritters
Stir Fried Lo Mein
One Pan Farro and Tomatoes
Peanut Noodles
Seasoned Tofu
Toasts with Roasted Squash, Maple Syrup Caramelized Onions and Ricotta
Crispy Fried Egg – With a slice of toast, this can turn any of the lighter salads into a meal!
Spring Vegetable Gratin

Mains (Meat/Fish)
Pioneer Woman Chili
Chicken Tikka Masala
Learn to Stir Fry: Chicken Recipe
Pasta with Spinach and Italian Sausage
Split Pea Soup
Grilled/Stovetop Salmon

Sides, Breads
Mashed Potatoes
Baba Ganoush
Tostadas with Smoky Sweet Corn Hummus
No Knead Bread
Spring Rolls
Roasted Grape and Olive Crostini
Skillet Cornbread
Seasoned Tofu
Sweet Corn and Squash Fritters

Fudgy Brownies
Memom’s Peanut Butter Pie
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Pie Crust
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Mufins

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Cheap, easy, and makes a ton! I know this is going to be even better next time, because it was delicious even without the thyme and a mediocre sausage.

Next time, try to find a better sausage (smoked beef sausage from Aldi wasn’t that great) and hope the store hasn’t run out of thyme! Also pump up the heat, it wasn’t nearly spicy enough (even for me). And finally, make sure to add the salt to the beans while you’re soaking them. I forgot and added a ton more later to compensate, but worth trying to do it right next time.

Note that it took around 15 minutes for the pressure cooker to reach pressure, for a total of nearly 30 mins of pressure cooking time.

Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Pressure Cooker Baba Ganoush

My broiler is kind of non functional, so I was excited to try this as my first pressure cooker recipe. Admittedly, you don’t get the smoky flavor of true baba ganoush, even though you at least sear the eggplant in the pressure cooker before cooking it fully. However, the time savings pretty much make that worth it. 3 minutes at high pressure (plus 4-5 mins to reach pressure) is pretty amazing.

Also, my pressure cooker easily fit two large eggplants.

Next time, don’t forget the lemon juice. And add a ton more fresh garlic at the end. Other than

Pressure Cooker Eggplant and Olive Spread

Lemon Rosemary Chicken Minestrone

So delicious and fast! I used ground turkey and doubled the recipe, and I’m glad I did! It made around 4 meal sized servings. I would add in more pasta next time, maybe double the original portion (i.e. 1 cup dry for a double recipe). I also added nearly an entire bag of chopped baby spinach, which worked out great.

Also, there was no need to add additional oil to the pan after browning the turkey.


Gateau Sale (Savory Cake)

This is a French dish that I absolutely love, and it’s strange that it’s not more common in the US. I had to use a recipe written in French and do the unit conversions on the ingredients, but it came out great! Very versatile, make-ahead recipe. This time I used cherry tomatoes, broccoli and goat cheese. The recipe has a bunch of suggestions, too. I quartered the cherry tomatoes, and de-frosted some frozen broccoli and chopped it into little pieces. The recipe can take a surprising amount of veggies, I’d say I filled up my medium clear glass bowl about halfway, maybe a little more. I also tossed the chopped veggies in a little bit of flour so they wouldn’t all sink to the bottom of the pan.

The only change I’d make next time is MORE SALT. What I added was not nearly enough.

Here are the ingredient amounts I used:
1 1/4 c flour
1 yeast packet
1/4 c oil
1/2 c milk
1 1/2 cup emmental (I used swiss)


Simple Salmon Chirashi

So easy and delicious! The only thing is there are a lot of add-ins to keep track of. Cucumber, sesame seeds, green onion, soy/sesame oil sauce, seaweed and avocado. I added in some spinach too for extra veggies. I also pan fried the salmon according to this recipe: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-simple-pan-seared-salmon-recipes-from-the-kitchn-214529

The only thing I would change is for the sauce, I’d deglaze the skillet I used for the salmon with soy sauce, then pour into a dish with some oil.


Creamy Zucchini Fettucine

Incredibly simple and delicious! I shredded my zucchini instead of dicing it, used up some leftover shallots and added white beans and mushrooms. I think the mushroom really sent it over the top. Could work with other veggies too: peas, carrots, spinach, broccoli/cauliflower if you steamed it a bit first.

UPDATE: I used 3 medium-large zucchini plus one small package of mushrooms, and while the pan was a bit crowded it still turned out really good. Also the 3 additional tablespoons of butter don’t seem to add much when there’s already 1 tablespoon and sheavy cream.