Weekend Food Prep–Sweet Cornmeal Muffins

I like these with chili. If you’re not an American, you may not realize that a cornbread recipe stakes a claim for who you are and where you come from almost as much as a BBQ recipe does. My cornbread is sweet and made without grease, in the “Northern” style, and with some whole wheatContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Sweet Cornmeal Muffins”

Weekend Food Prep–Turkey Bean Chili

Chili is another recipe like marinara sauce that I don’t measure anything for anymore. But it can be nice to have a starting place, so you can learn your own preferences as you make adjustments. one. In a very large pot, heat a bit of oil and sauté:1 medium onion, diced4 zucchini, diced4-5 cloves garlic,Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Turkey Bean Chili”

Weekend Food Prep–Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Bread

I like bread, but I don’t eat it terribly often. So, like a lot of other baked goods, I make it in bulk, slice it up, and store it in my freezer. This recipe makes 3 moderately-sized loaves of delicious sandwich bread. The pumpkin adds color and with the long fermentation time, there’s a niceContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Bread”

Weekend Food Prep: Oats and Buckwheat “cold cereal” and on the menu this week

Well, the blog is just about a year old, and I’ve shared most of my favorite regular recipes with all of you! As I create new recipes, I will be sure to share them here, but in the meantime, there’s lots of good stuff in the archives that I’d love to highlight. Here’s what I’mContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Oats and Buckwheat “cold cereal” and on the menu this week”

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–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–Tabbouleh Mason Jar Salad

Tabbouleh makes a pretty good cold-season salad. Fresh parsley and cucumbers aren’t lower quality in the winter. I use grape tomatoes for more flavor and to ensure nicer quality, as chopped fresh tomatoes can get mushy over the course of the week, but if you’re making this for a summer lunch with several people, feelContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Tabbouleh Mason Jar Salad”

Weekend Food Prep–“Taco” Shredded Chicken Boxed Lunch

This shredded chicken is delicious and would make an excellent addition to nachos, enchiladas or taco salad. I used it to make a variation on my “boxed lunch,” a lunch prep theme I’ve written about before here. “Taco” Shredded Chicken one. Start with a boatload of cooked chicken breasts. If you have done as IContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–“Taco” Shredded Chicken Boxed Lunch”

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”