Vegetable Frittata with a Potato Crust

I love getting interesting things in my organic farm box.  Recently one of the offerrings was sea beans, which I had never tried before.  I jumped on the opportunity to try some out.  When they came, they looked a little like really skinny grean beans.  They had a salty slightly bitter taste when they were raw.  I decided to use them in a frittata with some of the other things that I recieved in my box and was pleased with the results.  The sea beans lost their bitterness when cooked and added … [Read more...]

Pasta with Pumpkin, Pine Nuts and Canadian Bacon

I may have mentioned once or twice that I love pumpkins.  I love the way they look and I love the way the taste.  I got some pumpkins for my porch to welcome fall. I also used some pumpkin in my cooking for the week.  A new recipe I found and adapted  was our Sunday dinner.  I found the original recipe on Cozi which I have been using to get organized.  I changed the recipe and made it my own.  Give it a try, you might like it too! Pasta with Pumpkin, Canadian Bacon and Pine … [Read more...]

Spicy Mango Jerk Shrimp with Coconut Grits

It has been a busy several months and I have not been doing much cooking.  When I have been cooking it hasn't been exactly inspired.  Today I had the day off and a few ingredients on hand so I thought I would do a little experimenting.  The results were pretty tasty AND I have left over grits to go with breakfast! Spicy Mango Jerk Shrimp with Coconut Grits Serves 1 1 lbs Raw Shrimp - cleaned and tails removed 1 Mango 1 tsp to 2 tsp Jerk Seasoning 1 cans lite coconut milk 1 box … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday – Light and Fresh Eggplant Parmesan

In my ongoing  and sometimes seemingly futile effort to eat well and enjoy food that tastes good, I created a new recipe to satisfy my craving for Eggplant Parmesan without totally blowing my diet.  I made my version meatless because I happened to have meatless Italian sausage on hand.  It's an easy recipe - I cheated and used bottled pasta sauce. it was quite tasty and did not break the calorie bank.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  If you want to indulge go for it - use real italian … [Read more...]

Indian Spiced Turkey and Vegetables

I love to find inspiration for new recipes in magazines and cookbooks. I was thumbing through a past copy of Food Network Magazine and found a section on Crock Pot cooking.  Several of the recipes caught my eye, but I was especially intrigued by a Chicken Tikka Masala recipe.  I like Indian food and I don't get to have it very often so I thought I might as well give it a whirl in my own kitchen. I started by taking stock of what I had on hand and trying to figure out how I might be able to … [Read more...]