Main Dishes

  • Clean Eating Recipes,  health focused recipes,  Main Dishes,  Recipes,  side dishes,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Superfoods Stirfry with Maitake Mushrooms, Lacinato Kale and Quinoa

    This clean-eating and very tasty Asian inspired dish makes use of three highly nutritious “super-foods”- Maitake Mushrooms, Lacinato Kale and Quinoa. I was in the neighborhood Asian market and came across a selection of beautiful fresh Maitake mushrooms. Maitakes (Grifola Frondosa) are being studied for their beneficial effects on the immune system, for cancer treatment and for their effects on blood lipids, glucose, insulin and blood pressure. They are chock-full of vitamins and minerals and besides that they taste really good. Lacinato Kale (also called Cavalo Nero or Tuscan or Black or Dinosaur Kale)  is one of my favourite vegetables, like all kale it is full of vitamins and minerals -particularly vitamins A,K,C and manganese as well as…

  • Main Dishes,  Pie,  Recipes

    Easy Comfort- Chicken Pot Pies

    When it’s cold and snowing it’s nice to know that you can go to your own freezer and pull out a quick comforting meal. These chicken pot pies in small ramekins are just the ticket! I don’t make a bottom crust for these because #1 it reduces the calories, #2 the bottom crust always gets sogbog and #3 they’re easier and quicker to make plus you just don’t miss it. All you do is bung some boneless, skinless chicken thighs into your crock pot and let them cook a couple of hours on high then add some cut up veg- onions, potatoes, carrots, celery, fennel, turnips, leeks, parsnips-whatever you have…

  • Main Dishes,  Recipes,  side dishes

    Crockpot Ham and Easy Potatoes Au Gratin

    Cook a small shank end ham in a crockpot and then glaze it in the oven while you cook some easy potatoes au gratin and steam some marble sized brussels sprouts- and voila  you have an easy and comfortingly great dinner! Ham in the Crockpot You’ll need 1 smallish bone in, shank end, fully cooked ham, small enough to fit in your crockpot with the lid on. Since crockpots work by slow heat it is important  that the lid hold in the heat so if your ham is too large to close the pot you’ll have to cut it so it fits or  it won’t work. I admit that I cheated a…

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