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–Turkey Vegetable Lasagna

Whenever I make lasagna, I make two. It is just as easy to make 2 casseroles as it is to make one and place one in the freezer for later. If you use a glass pyrex casserole pan for the freezer, make sure to place it in the fridge a day or two before youContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Turkey Vegetable Lasagna”

Weekend Food Prep–Chunky Turkey Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce

Does everyone already have a favorite tomato-based pasta sauce recipe? No question, a basic spaghetti sauce was one of the first dinners I learned to cook as a teen. But just in case you’ve been making-do with the jarred stuff and want to up your game a bit, here’s a good starting place. Give itContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Chunky Turkey Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce”