Chicken drumsticks with warm spice – mandarin orange sauce

6 chicken legs (drumsticks)2 cloves garlic2 shallots1 to 2 Tbsp olive oil1 Tbsp butter1/2 tsp cinnamon1/4 tsp nutmeg (freshly grated)1/4 tsp allspice about 1/2 cup watersalt, to tastejuice from 1-2 mandarin orangesparsley garnish Cut the shallots into small sections, and slice the garlic cloves in half. Place them in a skillet or frying pan together … Continue reading Chicken drumsticks with warm spice – mandarin orange sauce

Sauteed beet greens with lemon: Super good, super easy, super food

Beet greens with lemon

Beets are a vegetable that seem to either be loved or hated. I happen to love them, but I don't think you need to be a beet lover to like beet greens. They are great as tender shoots in a salad, or delicious sauteed as a cooked vegetable. Here's my take on an easy, healthy, … Continue reading Sauteed beet greens with lemon: Super good, super easy, super food

Melt-in-your-mouth meatballs seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parsley

Meatball with lemon and garlic, with garnish of baby greens

These meatballs are amazing! This is an adaptation of a recipe I learned from a French lady years ago. I hope you enjoy it. Ingredients 1 1/4 lb ground beef1/2 cup oatmeal ("quick oats")1/3 cup milk (of choice, I used unsweetened almond)1/2 medium onion, diced small2 large cloves garlic, diced small5-6 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped1/2 … Continue reading Melt-in-your-mouth meatballs seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parsley

Roasted cauliflower with lemon, garlic, and fresh dill

Plate of roasted cauliflower with lemon, garlic, and dill

We had a head of cauliflower in the house that was just calling out to me to be cooked. It lent itself perfectly to this nice roasted cauliflower recipe that I put together. The garlic gives it tons of flavor and the lemon adds a nice, tangy zing. The fresh dill builds the flavor even … Continue reading Roasted cauliflower with lemon, garlic, and fresh dill

Chicken and rainbow pepper stir fry with rice

Here is a simple and tasty stir fry recipe for you! When I put this dish together I did not have a ton of vegetables on hand. This goes to show that even just a few fresh ingredients can come together into a wonderful meal. Ingredients 1 shallot1 onion1 clove garlic2 peppers about 2 lbs … Continue reading Chicken and rainbow pepper stir fry with rice

Pork roast with fresh rosemary and garlic

This pork roast is a recipe I learned to make when I was living in Slovenia, and I have adapted it a just a bit. It is quite easy to prepare and always comes out wonderful and full of flavor. Ingredients about 3 lb pork roast (I used two smaller roasts)6-8 large cloves garlic2 Tbsp … Continue reading Pork roast with fresh rosemary and garlic

Creamy chicken and mushrooms with sage

Creamy chicken with mushrooms and sage

This recipe is really amazing: creamy, savory, satisfying. Ingredients 1 "glug" oil1 Tbsp butter2 shallotsabout 2 lbs chicken breast, sliced thin15 baby bella mushrooms30 small dried sage leaves, crumbled1/3 to 1/2 cup white winepepper, to tastesalt, to taste1/2 cup sour creamgreen onion, chopped small, for garnish Instructions Slice the shallots into thin pieces, and sautee … Continue reading Creamy chicken and mushrooms with sage

Mediterranean inspired lamb chops with rice and cucumber yogurt sauce

Plate of lamb chops, rice and yogurt cucumber sauce

Lamb has been on my mind for a while.  That is, I've been wanting to buy some lamb and prepare some kind of lamb dish. At least where I live, though, lamb is one of the more expensive kinds of meat to buy, so I was holding off. A few days ago I found a … Continue reading Mediterranean inspired lamb chops with rice and cucumber yogurt sauce

Carrot apple salad with lemon dressing

Carrot apple salad with lemon dressing.

This salad is very refreshing and also slightly sweet. I learned the recipe from a woman while I was staying temporarily in Belgrade, Serbia for a few weeks, although originally she had gotten it from a Polish lady. Now it's yours, as well! Ingredients carrotsapplesyellow raisinssugarlemon juice Instructions Add about 1/2 - 1 Tbsp sugar … Continue reading Carrot apple salad with lemon dressing