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Recipe: Beef and Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry

Recipe: Beef and Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry

Shiitake mushrooms are popular in East Asian cuisine. Not only are they delicious and filled with umami flavor, they also have nutritious properties. Shiitake mushrooms provide a rich combination of B vitamins and along with minerals like copper, zinc, and selenium. It’s a healthy source of carbohydrates, low in fat, and also provides dietary fiber....

My recipe for Chicken Larb Lettuce Wraps

My recipe for Chicken Larb Lettuce Wraps

Here’s a simple recipe for chicken larb. There’s many versions of this dish, sometimes using minced pork instead of minced chicken. Larb is known for its lightly spicy, citrus sweet and salty flavors. The common ingredients you’ll find are lemongrass, lime, red peppers flakes, and fish sauce. This refreshing dish can be served as a...

Recipe: Chocolate Carrot Truffles

Recipe: Chocolate Carrot Truffles

Here’s a simple recipe for a chocolate truffles that brings together carrots and chocolate. The original recipe uses peanut butter as a base, but any other nut butter will do too. Each piece comes out to about 40 calories and makes a nice portable snack. Keep them in an airtight container in the fridge. Chocolate...

Recipe: Minimal Paleo Orange Chicken With Cauliflower Rice

Recipe: Minimal Paleo Orange Chicken With Cauliflower Rice

Orange chicken is one of the more popular dishes found in American Chinese restaurants and take out, but I never really knew what is was until more recently. I found out more about this dish when I read about Whole30-complaint and Paleo-friendly versions for this dish. The typical orange chicken found at restaurants usually involves...

Recipe: Beef and Mushroom Stew in an Instant Pot

Recipe: Beef and Mushroom Stew in an Instant Pot

Our latest addition to the cabinet of kitchen appliances is the Instant Pot. We got one over the holidays and it hasn’t failed to impress with every dish prepared so far. It’s like having a bunch of appliances in one. It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and yogurt maker. You can use...

Recipe: Chicken Sausage Potato Frittata

Recipe: Chicken Sausage Potato Frittata

Breakfast egg bakes and frittatas are always fun to put together. They are delicious when fresh and warm out of the oven, but they also store well in the fridge. Great as leftovers. Great as part of weekly meal preps. Here’s a recipe for a frittata that has sliced potatoes and chunks of chicken sausage,...

Pan Seared Halibut and Potatoes Recipe

Pan Seared Halibut and Potatoes Recipe

Sometimes all you need to a nice seasoning blend to elevate a dish. Urban Accent makes a Fisherman’s Wharf spice blend that’s great for fish, seafood, eggs, and vegetables. The blend features a lemon and pepper base with green onions, garlic, and parsley. Here’s a recipe for pan seared halibut and potatoes adapted from Urban...

Oven Baked Spicy Citrus Salmon Recipe

Oven Baked Spicy Citrus Salmon Recipe

One of my favorite and convenient ways to cook salmon is to bake it in the oven. The process is simple and involves minimal preparation and clean up. Season the salmon as desired and place it in heated oven. Salmon is done when it flakes pretty easily. Here’s a recipe for spicy citrus oven baked...

Prairie Grass Cafe’s Savory Phyllo Strudel Recipe

Prairie Grass Cafe’s Savory Phyllo Strudel Recipe

Here’s a dish that will definitely impress your holiday party guests. It features a savory phyllo strudel filled with mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, greens and chestnuts served with grilled carrots and onions and topped with a cranberry vinaigrette. This recipes is shared courtesy of Chef Sarah Stegner, co-chef/owner of Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook, IL. She...