Harira

Chock this up to another recipe I have never heard of. I am giddy when there is a recipe that is brand new to me. When you look around the world for cuisine, what may be common to them is new to those of us who don't live in the culture. Harira is a recipe [...]

Tom Kha Gai

Here is the first recipe of the new year. I wanted to do a recipe that was healthy, fun and easy. I wanted to post something that is totally contrary to what people think eating healthy is this time of year. Many people are countering their weeks of excess with bland, unseasoned poached chicken breast [...]

A Your Level Best Riff on Ash-e-reshteh

The recipe for this week is more of a riff than a healthier version.  Ash-e-reshteh is already healthy.  It's a recipe from the Middle East that uses noodles and beans with caramelized onions.  I was inspired by the story from the Huffington Post:  This Persian Noodle Soup Recipe Is The One-Pot Wonder You Need. This story [...]

Cajun Cabbage – Your Level Best Style

I'm not sure what possessed me to do cabbage this week, but with a recipe called Contest-Winning Cajun Cabbage, I couldn't resist adapting it. This recipe came from Bobbie Soileu at Taste of Home. I would describe the original recipe as a Cajun style cabbage roll, deconstructed. I love a great take on cabbage rolls. [...]

Split Pea and Broccoli Soup with Turkey

Since I have this lovely turkey frame from my Thanksgiving in July post, I figured I'd better make something from it.  This will be the third meal I get from this turkey.  The breast went to extra protein for Tony.  The dark meat ended up in the Mexican Turkey Stew.  Now the leftover turkey frame [...]

Thanksgiving in July – Slow Cooker Mexican Turkey and Potato Stew

Have you ever heard of the Christmas in July sales?  I haven't seen them as much lately, but I remembering them being more prominent when the Internet wasn't the main way to shop.  I'm making this post about Thanksgiving in July because I have a full turkey in the freezer from last Thanksgiving and Tony [...]

A Not So Vegetarian Greek Lentil Casserole

This recipe for Vegetarian Greek Lentil Casserole from Kayln's Kitchen caught my eye because it had to things: Greek food and lentils.  I love Greek food and as you probably guessed, I love lentils.  This looks to me more like a side dish rather than a main one.  I also decided to add ground turkey [...]