My all-time favorite soul-satisfying first-course dish is Broccoli Cheese Soup! Yep, even above Loaded Potato Soup.
Thai Beef with Basil, came about on a fluke. One day, I was strolling through the produce section of Walmart. Out of the corner of my eye, there was something so very surprising to me. Thai Basil.
Stir-fried beef and broccoli is one of my favorite dishes. It is super simple and quick. The key is to get all your mise en place done and cut your flank steak on a bias. It is also great with chicken, pork tenderloin and several meat substitutes.
Finally we have an almost perfect Chicken & Sausage Gumbo! This is the third time I have made this recipe from Food Network by Emeril. It is actually a combination of this and this recipe by him. When I say it was a journey to make this gumbo for the third time, I would not be exaggerating one bit!
Here is a little something about me: I can't pass up a good sale on groceries. It is a serious issue. I really do need a chest freezer. In my opinion, a vacuum sealer is one the best inventions known to man. Of course, a good Sharpie rounds it all out.
Roasting an entire chicken for one can be a bit too much . This even more true now that I have had the gastric sleeve surgery. This is one of the reasons I always keep a bone-in skin on chicken breast in the freezer.
Cajun Red Beans and Rice is one of my favorite comfort foods. It is inexpensive and easy soul satisfying meal. Beans have been used for decades to stretch a meal and a budget.
This Sweet Potato and Lentil soup was surprisingly delicious to me. I am not a big sweet potato fan. My feelings for them are quite ambivalent. Nonetheless, I settled upon this recipe since I was not making the dish for myself.Since moving in with a vegan, the Minimalist Baker has been my top source for many easy vegan meal ideas. This soup one-pot soup did not disappoint. Click here for the original recipe. I have to make a few alterations for the ingredients I did not have on hand, and to utilize the ones I did. For example, I did…
Yep, you read the correctly, breakfast eggroll. Who knew such a thing existed? Not me, which I made them. When you do not like eggs, breakfast can be a bit boring. Everything else seems to be super sweet or super mushy.
This guacamole recipe is simple yet, classic and guacamole! Feel free to experiment with it and add your own twist.