Weekend Food Prep–Chicken Breasts with Creamy Sundried Tomatoes

Well, I made this one up on the fly one night, and it’s damn delicious! I wanted something new to eat, tired of the same flavors over and over again. So, I added sundried tomatoes to the shopping list and created something around their lovely, luscious flavor. It is common to serve sundried tomatoes withContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Chicken Breasts with Creamy Sundried Tomatoes”

Weekend Food Prep–Creamy Strawberry Cottage Cheese “Pudding”

My go-to snack these last few months has been cottage cheese with fruit. I like that it is a satisfying combination of protein and produce, my preferred combination for my mini-meal between lunch and dinner. It’s satisfying enough to keep me going, even when I have evening meetings or lifting after work, but is lowContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Creamy Strawberry Cottage Cheese “Pudding””

Weekend Food Prep–Yeast-Raised Belgian Waffles

Prepandemic, some friends and I had a monthly brunch tradition. We’d find a restaurant with delicious food and meet up once a month to catch up and stay connected. During the pandemic, once vaccinations were available and we had a clue about what was safeish to do, we began having brunch at one our homes.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Yeast-Raised Belgian Waffles”

Weekend Food Prep–Quick Masaman-Style Curry Sauce

I love Masaman Curry, but the way it is usually served in Thai restaurants, with large quantities of that delicious, rich sauce, makes it a special occasion food for me. I created this recipe to give me that wonderful flavor without totally throwing off my eating away from my preferences for the day. This wouldContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Quick Masaman-Style Curry Sauce”

Weekend Food Prep–Roasted Winter Vegetables with Cinnamon

I love yams, or what I believe are more appropriately called sweet potatoes. I know I eat a lot of stereotypical bro foods, but come on–there’s good reasons to eat oats, brown rice, broccoli and chicken! They’re delicious, satiating and full of nutrients. So, call me a bro if you want to. (Please, I’d beContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Roasted Winter Vegetables with Cinnamon”

Weekend Food Prep–Mediterranean-Style Baked Chicken and Brown Rice Pilaf

I don’t know if I get to call this Mediterranean-style or if that is culinary cultural appropriation, except that the flavors were inspired by some of my favorite dishes from a local Lebanese restaurant, and it has chickpeas in it. For a tasty, and maybe more legit variation, you can substitute a couple tablespoons ofContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Mediterranean-Style Baked Chicken and Brown Rice Pilaf”

Weekend Food Prep–Pan-fried Cod with Orange and Mustard Cornmeal Crust

This has become my go-to preparation for fresh white fish. It comes out crunchy and flavorful, and you can easily vary it to suit the rest of the meal. Pan-fried Cod with Orange and Mustard Cornmeal Crust one. Cut 2 1/2-3 pounds fish filets, cod or other firm, white fish, into six servings of 7-8Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Pan-fried Cod with Orange and Mustard Cornmeal Crust”

Weekend Food Prep–Cinnamon French Toast

French Toast is a special treat breakfast for me, but when it’s what I want, nothing else will do. This week I found a few slices of homemade baguette in the freezer, and I decided the best way to use them up was to enjoy a French Toast breakfast! I balanced the meal with aContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Cinnamon French Toast”

Weekend Food Prep–Easiest Apple Oats

I eat oatmeal at least 6 days a week, sometimes twice a day. Here one of my favorite ways to prepare it in advance. I make it a complete meal with coffee, eggs (like this broccoli egg bake), some plain Greek yogurt and fruit, if there isn’t some added to the oats already. Easiest AppleContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Easiest Apple Oats”

Weekend Food Prep–Individual Marmalade Upside-Down Cakes

Sticky caramel, crunchy walnuts and cake, it seems difficult to go wrong with upside down cake. Even still, it is often a boring, stodgy affair, soggy from bland canned fruit. I’ve updated the recipe with flavorful marmalade and turned it into single-serve sizes so I can enjoy a rich dessert without having it sit onContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Individual Marmalade Upside-Down Cakes”