Whew! It’s finally March and spring is within site. The daffodils are peeking up from under the ground, new birds are starting to frequent our feeder and the days are getting longer – all signs that winter is coming to a close. There’s still plenty of cold weather left for comfort food dishes, but pre-spring is also the time I like to seek out lighter fare, preferably with fresh vegetables and bright flavors. Quinoa & Brown Rice Salad with Chicken, Peanuts and Zesty Lime Dressing is just what I’m looking for. Read More »
The whole family will love this coconut-infused chicken served over wholesome, spicy quinoa and tender brown rice. With a savory broth of coconut milk, chicken broth, and lime, these ingredients made a run-of-the-mill weeknight chicken and rice dish into something healthier, tastier and more interesting. Read More »
This soup is beautiful. I don’t think there is another word for it. Clean, fresh, refreshing . . . those come close. I think it’s the combination of the aromatic, zingy ginger and the gentle but persistent heat of the chili flakes and green onions butting up against the fresh veggies and cilantro, the substantial Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Egg Noodles, and lots of good-quality vegetable broth. The slices of sirloin steak on top are an enticing contrast, more of a tasty garnish than the main event. I think if you took any one piece of the equation away, it might all fall apart.
I know it might seem a little odd to use egg noodles in this soup; maybe you were expecting rice noodles, like a vietnamese pho. But I think white rice noodles are just filler. The combination of whole wheat and a touch of egg add just the right amount of body to the soup, which doesn’t otherwise have a lot of fat. I love biting into the soft noodles along with a slightly crisp carrot or slice of squash. These noodles are just as good in this slightly exotic dish as they are in a comforting chicken noodle soup. Read More »