Nana’s Chicken Pot Pie

If you google chicken pot pie, you’ll get recipes for an actual chicken pie, with a top and bottom crust. But the Pennsylvania Dutch version of chicken pot pie is more of a chicken stew with square pieces of dough added to the broth (a chicken pie in a pot). This recipe is from my…

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken

When I can assemble a few simple ingredients, cook them on one sheet pan and not have to clean the pan, that’s my kind of dinner.  The only thing you have to remember is to marinate the chicken for at least an hour ahead. I assembled this in the morning and it was ready to…

Curried Baked Beans with Pita and Yogurt

For a healthier 2018, add more beans to your plate, 2 cups per week to be exact. Beans are inexpensive, easy to prepare, extremely versatile, and are waiting in your pantry for a quickly assembled weeknight meal. No excuses. If your concerned about the unwanted gassy side effect of eating beans, start slowly, allowing your…

Red Curry-glazed Salmon

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to eat more seafood. The American Heart Association suggests eating at least 8 ounces per week but the heart healthy Mediterranean eating plan recommends 15 ounces per week. Seafood is an excellent source of protein, rich in omega-3 fatty acids and if you’re eating fish, you’re not eating…

Low Carb Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s a good time to lighten-up your meals. Here’s a lasagna that has half the carbs of regular lasagna but packs just as much flavor. Nutrition Note: When you need the ease of tomato sauce from jar, try Dell’Amore. It’s a good source of vitamin C and A and contains…

Curry Poached Cod with Snap Pea Slaw

Fish is the ultimate healthy fast food and poaching is a gentle method of cooking delicate fish. Adding a little bit of curry paste to the poaching broth makes a light, fragrant liquid for the delicate cod fillets. A simple crunchy slaw rounds out this lovely, summery meal.  

Cod with Fennel and Fresh Tarragon

Even if you’re not a fan of fish, you must give this recipe a try. Cod has such a light, subtle flavor with a “meaty”, substantial texture. I purchase most of my fish at Costco, opting for frozen, individually wrapped fish because it’s convenient, reasonably priced and flash frozen for freshness. I take the fillets…

Tuscan Shrimp and Beans

I love anything Tuscan so this recipe caught my eye. Cook’s Illustrated featured it in its March/April 2017 edition. You will find a bounty of beans in many Tuscan dishes (which is why I like them) and adding shrimp to the beans seemed like a winning combination. This deeply flavored dish will be a regular…

Pasta with Fresh Fennel and Sardines

You saw the word “sardines” and skipped right over this recipe. But don’t! Come back! If you like salmon and tuna fish, you’ll like this recipe. It’s not too fishy, I promise. I admit, I’m not a fan of strong fish either but I’ve been trying to find ways to boost my omega-3 fatty acid…

Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta

Frozen shrimp is a staple in my freezer.  It’s healthy, fast food. You don’t even have to remember to defrost it because frozen shrimp will defrost quickly under cold, running water. Add shrimp to stir fries and quick pasta dishes. Brush it with BBQ or hoisin sauce, grill it, sprinkle with scallions and wrap it…