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FFwD: Dressy Whole Wheat Pasta-Kale "Risotto"

FFwD: Dressy Whole Wheat Pasta Kale Risotto

Everyone seems to have loved this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe and I was no exception. Although, as someone who kind of feels like they over-indulged a bit during the holidays, I was not super enthusiastic about making a pasta dish filled with cream, cheese, and well…pasta. So, I changed it a bit.

The easiest swap was wheat pasta for the regular (a substitution that I make a lot), the second was skipping the cream – and not just because I was too lazy to go to the . . . → Read More: FFwD: Dressy Whole Wheat Pasta-Kale "Risotto"

FFwD: Muenster Cheese Soufflés

FFwD: Muenster Cheese Soufflés

This French Fridays with Dorie post is late. I had meant to bake these soufflés Thursday night for dinner, but then when jwa came home, he was all, “Let’s go out. Oh, and I’ve already had about four eggs today.” So, yeah, more eggs didn’t sound like a great idea and I am always easily able to be talked into going out to eat. So, I covered the unbaked soufflés with plastic wrap, popped them in the fridge, and was prepared to hope for the best.

Notes: 1. A 2-3 hour rest . . . → Read More: FFwD: Muenster Cheese Soufflés

Quinoa Polenta with Sautéed Greens, Parmesan & Apricot Vinegar

Quinoa Polenta with Sauteed Greens, Parmesan & Apricot Vinegar

Oh my god, I love polenta. Creamy polenta, sautéed polenta — doesn’t matter. I just wish corn was healthier than it is, especially when I could probably eat polenta multiple times per week. I think I have found a solution! Polenta that is half traditional polenta and half quinoa! Because quinoa is good for you, it all works out.

I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I actually saw it at the store. You know those little tubes of pre-made polenta you can . . . → Read More: Quinoa Polenta with Sautéed Greens, Parmesan & Apricot Vinegar

Saucy Mama's Sliced Recipe Contest: Cream Cheese, Dill Mustard & Bacon Wontons with Apricot Chutney Dipping Sauce

Saucy Mama's Sliced Recipe Contest: Cream Cheese, Dill Mustard & Bacon Wontons with Apricot Chutney Dipping Sauce

So, I am a participant in Saucy Mama’s Sliced Recipe Contest…hooray! If you haven’t heard of Saucy Mama, they are a Pendleton, Oregon company that makes wonderful mustards. I first heard of them last year, around the time of IFBC in Portland.

So, for this recipe contest, there’s the mustards (the new Dill, Creamy Garlic, and Hatch Chili), of course, and then a secret ingredient — bacon! I have tried all the mustards at this point and they are . . . → Read More: Saucy Mama's Sliced Recipe Contest: Cream Cheese, Dill Mustard & Bacon Wontons with Apricot Chutney Dipping Sauce

FFwD: Goat Cheese & Strawberry Tartine

French Fridays with Dorie: Goat Cheese & Strawberry Tartine

Wow, this French Fridays with Dorie was really good! And just like last week’s recipe, it is super, super simple. In fact, I don’t think I’m giving too much away if I type out: slice a baguette, toast it, spread it with goat cheese, top with sliced strawberries, give it a few grinds of black pepper, and then drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Done!

And I should probably mention that the strawberries are from our garden!

The only change I made was that I used slices of . . . → Read More: FFwD: Goat Cheese & Strawberry Tartine