Month: August 2012

Meat and Potatoes…and Kale

Naturally, I’m not a typical meat and potatoes kind of gal. Not that I have anything against traditional meat and potatoes, because trust me, there are some really delicious ways to make meat and potatoes. I just am generally more of an adventurous eater. I like to explore the culinary world.

Even so, the other night meat and potatoes sounded pretty darn good. These recipes are a twist on the classic. Thinly sliced panko crusted pork chops and gravy, Ina Garten’s potato basil puree, and kale sauteed with bacon and white wine. It’s definitely more of a comfort food meal, and not a figure friendly one. Although, kale is full of nutrients. Let that ease your conscience as you eat the pork chops and potatoes. (more…)

Shrimp Orzo Salad

I mentioned in a previous blog post that while we were vacationing in North Carolina with my husband’s family, his aunt made a shrimp orzo salad that was to die for. I was determined to recreate it. I came up with this recipe and it tasted pretty darn close to the one we ate in North Carolina. This salad combines really bright, summertime flavors like fresh dill, salty feta and lemon juice. It’s very light and refreshing but substantial enough for a main course. I struggle with self control on this one…I could eat the entire recipe myself and trust me, the recipe makes a lot! (more…)

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