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

Delicate lemon cake with royal icing roses

Last week my sister came back after having lived abroad for a while, so I had a perfect opportunity to make a cake. What better way to welcome someone home than a homemade cake? For the cake itself I found a lovely vanilla cake recipe and changed this a bit by adding lemon juice and … Continue reading Delicate lemon cake with royal icing roses

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

Quiche with chicken, mushrooms, and spinach

Quiche with chicken, mushrooms, and spinach

Some people make lists before going shopping for groceries. I often do that. Yet, I don't write a fully detailed list. Sometimes, for example, I'll put down "fruit", or "vegetables". The fact is, while I do have a few items already planned out to buy, I like to browse at the grocery store, see what … Continue reading Quiche with chicken, mushrooms, and spinach