Jan 28

Simple Stir-Fry

Posted by Nanc

I never used to like stir-fry, or Chinese food for that matter. The brown sauces reminded me of gravy – yucky and thick, coating anything tasty in sludge. Thanks to Bonez, I’ve been shown the light. Good things can come from the wok, and there are more seasonings for stir-fry than just soy sauce. I’ve also learned that there are plenty of non-gravy/sauce dishes on a Chinese menu.

Last night, I made a simple and tasty stir-fry based on a Cooking Light&reg recipe, but changed for my tastes. So simple, anyone could enjoy it. I served it with steamed rice (thank g*d for the rice cooker) and a tasty ambrosia. (Pineapple chunks, honey tangelos and clementines, some coconut flakes and 2 Tbls of powdered sugar. Yum, yum.)

So get your wok out and make some Pork and Broccoli Stir-Fry.

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Jan 19

This stuffed pork loin dish is much fancier than I’m used to serving for just Matty and I. But it was good, real good.

I don’t know why people are afraid of prunes, but this irrational fear has encouraged marketing goobers to retitle them “dried plums.” Like that’s gonna fool anyone. Ha!

Try the Pork Loin with Dried Plum Stuffing and accept that they’re really prunes. I served it with leftover Smashed Potatoes and a bottle of Il Bastardo Sangivese opened for the recipe.

I’d definitely make this again for company, and it’s not as much work as you’d think. Enjoy.

Jan 15

Matty’s Meal

Posted by Nanc

It’s not that it’s Matt’s favorite, or that he’s renowned for the entrée. It’s just that it was the first meal that Matty made for us (in his wee-tiny Columbus apartment). He makes it fairly frequently and he makes it well.

Tender, succulent pork chops and magnificent smashed potatoes. Heaven on a plate.

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Jan 12

Best. Spinach. Dip. EVER.

Posted by Nanc

With a statement like that I better be able to back it up, right? Well, make the dip and then you tell me. It’s grrreat! [Finger in the air like Tony the Tiger.]

I made this for a fairly impromtu get-together of friends and it was appreciated. Luckily for Bonez and I, I kept some hidden back from the crowd so that we could enjoy it on Sunday while yöging and watching the Discovery channel. Ain’t life swell?

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Jan 8

Basalmic Pork Chops

Posted by Nanc

Simple and tasty.

Tonight’s delish meal was served up with steamed aspargas & Israeli couscous. Mmmmmm, yum. And leftovers ta’boot.

Nan happy.

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Jan 2

A ham for all seasons

Posted by Nanc

Many of the folk I know wax poetic about having a big, juicy stuffed turkey for Christmas dinner. But for me, it’s always seemed like we’ve just finished the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers and I’m ready for something different.

This year I conceeded to the ham request and I was justly rewarded.

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Dec 30

You’ll want to trade your soul for this fine soup. So easy and so tasty. Don’t worry about the length of the ingredients list, most of this stuff you should have on hand.

This soup made an excellent meal served with Chili-Cheese Black Bean Enchiladas
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Dec 27

Sassy Turkey Sircles

Posted by Nanc

Yes. I know ‘circle’ is misspelled. I was trying to be clever. But nothing should distract from the tasty goodness of these turkey rounds. Not even the lack of a good title.

These aren’t holiday-turkey leftovers, they’re made with ground turkey. But don’t think of them like hamburger patties, either. This is better than either of those, ya’ turkey.

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Dec 27

Holiday cookies

Posted by Nanc

A bit belated, but here they are… the cookies I baked for Christmas.

None were very fancy or traditionally festive, but we’re starting our own traditions. A favorite for both Matty and I, and a shared fav between us. Three recipes, all good.

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Dec 4

Warm Belly – Yum

Posted by Matty

Tonight I made a delicious soup from the Thansgiving turkey bones. (Yes, our friends were glad to have someone take it from their house – they weren’t gonna use it.)

This isn’t the traditional turkey noodle soup, but a luscious and tasty curried broth with couscous, spinach and onions. Sounds good, right? :-P Click on the ‘read more’ for the recipe, or read on knowing that our bellies are happy tonight.

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