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Halibut Steamed with Blood Oranges, Tomatoes and Olives

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Ah, winter. Sometimes, it seems like the only good thing about the season is blood oranges! Oh, I loves me some blood oranges. In fact, I think I’m going to go on a little lunch-time errand and get a big bag of them.

This is an awesome recipe. And really, it seems pretty healthy too. It’s so colorful and tasty. We had ours over some fettuccine with broccolini on the side. But really, I think it would be pretty good with some crusty bread to sop up all the tomatoey-orangey-winey liquid!

You can of course, substitute . . . → Read More: Halibut Steamed with Blood Oranges, Tomatoes and Olives

Pretty Good (Healthy!) Salmon with Grapefruit-Shallot Sauce

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This is a recipe that we tried about a week ago and it was pretty good. That said, I am not 100% sold on Ellie Krieger yet. Like, I had to pop the broiler on for the last few minutes here to get any color on the salmon at all. It’s called roast salmon but it’s pretty much just baked salmon, imho. The broiler thing was a bit annoying as I had already put the salmon in a on-broiler-safe baking dish and had to switch this out for a baking sheet.

The sauce was quite . . . → Read More: Pretty Good (Healthy!) Salmon with Grapefruit-Shallot Sauce

Basil Chicken Plus Sauteed Spinach Bonus!

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So, the other day I realize that I have a whole bunch of basil that I need to use, like yesterday. A quick survey of the fridge also shows some ground chicken and a small container of roasted chili pepper flakes from pokpok (the little container that comes with the curry-noodle-chicken soup). Hmmm, I think to myself, I know what I could do — I could go online and find a recipe for Thai Basil Chicken and make that. Do you see where this is going?

I ended up at Thai Table and basically sort of . . . → Read More: Basil Chicken Plus Sauteed Spinach Bonus!

Make This Next Weekend: Croque Monsieur Bake

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This is the second recipe that I’ve made out of Nigella Express and I have to admit, for a book I probably wouldn’t have just gotten on my own, it’s track record is pretty good.

I changed recipe a bit using 2% milk instead of full-fat milk and also adding some leftover, sauteed spinach and tomato. The original recipe was just ham and cheese, which is good, but honestly, I really need some vegetables in my brunch meals. But, that just might be me.

I used sourdough instead of multi-grain bread and dill Harvarti instead of . . . → Read More: Make This Next Weekend: Croque Monsieur Bake

Legume Love Affair: Creamy Lima Bean & Tarragon Soup

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I came across the Legume Love Affair event and well, I that sounded fun as I love beans too. Around the house, we sing a song called, “Beans, the Man they Call Beans”, to the tune of the Jayne‘s folk hero song on Firefly (Jaynestown episode). There really aren’t any lyrics other than the “Beans, the man they call beans,” part, but trust me, it’s very amusing. Hmmm, perhaps I have said too much.

Anyway, I am a fan of the lima bean. I think it all started as a child — after being presented with . . . → Read More: Legume Love Affair: Creamy Lima Bean & Tarragon Soup