Shrimp Green Curry with Rice Noodles

This is one of those great pantry dishes; you keep the key items on hand and you use any mix of fresh vegetables you have that week. Since everyone has a different tolerance for spice, adjust the curries to your liking. Ingredients 20-30 Frozen Shrimp, peeled, tailless & deveined 2 cans Coconut Milk 8 oz+…

Autumn Wild Rice

I started making this in September when the cooler air started blowing in off of Lake Michigan. Now with the cooler northern air making its way south to Florida, I have begun shifting our dinner menus to autumn flavors again. The nutty flavor of the wild rice is complimented by the soft, sweet flavors of…

Warm Harvest Salad Bowl

For those who have had the pleasure of living near a Sweetgreen, you are most likely familiar with the Harvest Salad. A staple on the ever-changing seasonal menu, the Harvest Salad warm bowl is delicious comfort food. We had one below our Boston apartment, and let’s just say we were frequent visitors. Oh how I…

Sweet Pineapple Rice

Going with the theme of cooking from my pantry, I found items that could transport us, at least in the culinary-sense, to the shores of Hawaii. The sweet flavors of both the sweet potato and the pineapple transform the earthy rice. Not only do the sweet potato and pineapple add incredible flavor to the rice,…

Almond Slivered Brown Rice

My parents love brown rice. Me… not so much. Until recently, that is. I never found the dry, grainy texture of the rice to be that appetizing, especially when compared to my favorite carb, pasta. But the other night I was cooking with a friend, and I had decided we were going to be healthy…

Not Scary Seafood Paella

So tonight I had my parents, brother & sister-in-law over for dinner. It was the first official dinner I’ve cooked for all of them together in my new home. As such, I wanted to do something special. After searching for something new and exciting, I came up with the idea of making paella. It’s the…