Posts Tagged‘Main Dish’

Visiting Some Old Favorites

On the weekends I usually take a little more time to prepare larger meals and favorite foods.  For me during the week it’s just too hard to keep up and I’m usually too tired for any major cooking after a day at work.  I try and circumvent a lot of this stress by cooking a little more on the weekend and freezing food to use during the week.  If this isn’t a technique you use I highly recommend it.  Just about anything can be frozen from breads to soups, desserts and baked goods.  If you don’t use your freezer but…

The Settlement Pizza

I live in Wisconsin, the dairy state.  Perhaps you’ve heard that we are known as the dairy state.  However there are some disturbing TV commercials that try to claim that happy cows are in California, ergo California should be the new dairy state.  It’s a bit of a controversy.  So I’m calling this pizza the settlement pizza because it’s the marriage of California and Wisconsin.  Featuring Lindsay’s California Green Natural olives and Wisconsin-made Queso Fresco cheese, this thin crust pizza makes a great appetizer pizza or main dish when served with a green salad. Sauce: 1 tomato skin removed 4-5…

MarocBaba’s Mediterranean Turkey and Olive Burger

I have to admit the creation of this burger was not only my own.  I had the help and the labor was done by my husband.  There is nothing that says summer more than a burger on the grill.  It is THE smell of summer isn’t it?  The problem at our house is that no one is a big carnivore.  There’s no way I could eat a 1/4 lb burger.  I’ve even seen advertising for even bigger burgers.  Not going to happen here. I found a really great deal on ground turkey and as MarocBaba and I were talking about…

beef with olive relish

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Shredded Beef with Olives

Slow cookers are a great tool to have in the kitchen especially during the hot summer months.  Using one makes it possible to have warm food without having a hot kitchen.  It is a one pot wonder!  For this recipe I used my trusty slow cooker along with some Lindsay Manzanilla Olives.  These olives are grown in Spain and California and are often stuffed with pimentos.  They are firm and have a slightly tart taste.  At only 25 calories for 5 olives I think they dispel the notion of olives as a calorie laden food!   If you’ve got a…

Lamb Tajine with Peas and Potatoes

What’s sweeter than fresh sweet peas (in super sweet little hands nonetheless)?  On a recent trip to the farmer’s market I was very happy to see tables bulging with these beautiful peas.  As the first of the season some pods were full of plump peas while others were minimal.  While at the market I also picked up some lamb chops from a local organic farm, stalks of green garlic and bunches of mint and flat-leaf parsley.  I know exactly what I was going to make. I’ve been wanting to make some tajines in my tajine pot instead of the pressure…

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Good News and Greek Stew

It seems that there are so many good things going on lately for me and this little blog.  I started this site in 2007 because my younger sister was always bugging me for recipes.  I am so happy that it has become so much more than just a recipe dumping ground!  Only a few days ago I posted about Multicultural Familia a new website and resource for multicultural families.  I am really enjoying being a site contributor and hope you’ve had a chance to visit the site too.  I’ve got a lot more great posts coming up. If you’re a…

The Ramadan Table..A Little Early {Harira}

Whew!! I have spent a better part of the weekend working on a little blog makeover.  So…what do you think?  (PS if you say you hate it I will ignore you…just kidding!)  I think my eyes are crossed but I am happy with how things look, although I’m sure to make tweeks as I go.  But seriously I do want to know what you think! Now that I’m all set up it’s time to get back to posting.  The weather here is still dismal at best and I’ve found myself continuing to make the staples of warm winter comfort food…

Pepper Stuffin’ Yum

It’s March and it’s still cold, and by cold I don’t mean 45F..I mean it was 2F this morning.  I can’t help whining about this because I am getting so anxious for warmer above freezing weather.  Seriously, snow and ice for 5 months is more than any human should be made to endure.  Maybe I am overly anxious because spring is my very favorite season and it never lasts long enough, because as soon as the snow melts it feels like the humidity cranks up and poof spring is gone.  I really do love the blossoming of trees, the warm afternoons…