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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

From Your Kitchen To Mine: Recipes 81-85

5 new recipes from 5 different blogs today! And a delicious bonus recipe at the bottom of the page that you should definitely check out.
 The 5 recipes from this week brings the total number of recipes completed thus far to 85!  Can you believe that??  85 recipes from 85 blogs.  Only 15 left!  If you have any tasty recipes from your blog that you'd like to share, please pass them along.  Or,  if you've spotted or tried any tasty recipes from someone else's blog, please send me a link and I'll feature you in the remaining 3 weeks! 


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Check out this week's recipes!

Baked Calamari
Scott and I love to order calamari as an appetizer when we go out on dates, but let's be honest, fried calamari isn't really the best for our health.  I thought it would be fun to try a healthier option to this fried dish, so I set out on a mission to find a good recipe.  Thankfully, my search didn't take long and it led me to deux chicago.  The recipe is super easy and there actually aren't a ton of ingredients involved.  In about 15 minutes, our tasty appetizer was ready for consumption!  So great!  Thanks, Alison!

Click here for the recipe.


3 Ingredient Ravioli

3 ingredients for ravioli?  Really?  Those were the questions I had when I first saw this recipe on Healthy Addiction. When I read the ingredients, it was pretty clear:  only 3 ingredients for the ravioli.  There are 3 types of sauces listed that have additional ingredients.  All of the sauces sounded so good, I couldn't decide which one to choose.  I asked Scott which kind of sauce he would prefer and he said the mushroom sauce sounded good, so I went with that!  This was my first time making ravioli--while I didn't make the actual noodle from scratch, I had an amazing sense of accomplishment when I looked down the little ravioli all bundled up.  It took some time to fill all of those!  Anyway, we were very happy with the outcome of the dish.  I can't wait to try some of the other sauces. 

 Click here for the recipe.


Tuna Risotto

Mmmm...risotto!  I love it so.  When I came across this clean tuna risotto recipe on Eve Was (Partially) Right, I got pretty happy.  The best of both worlds: clean and tasty!  We got all of the flavor without any of the guilt.  While risotto isn't the most difficult thing to make, it does take your full attention and supervision.  Constantly stirring it and adding ingredients kept me pretty busy.  Because tuna was added to it, I treated that as the main course of the meal and accompanied it with a sized of squash--delicious!  Thanks so much, Maura!
Click here for the recipe.


Skinny Sloppy Joes

Confession:  Anything that has the word "skinny" in front has a good chance of catching my attention, especially when it comes to recipes.  There's no surprise that this Skinny Sloppy Joes recipe from Allie's Changing Kitchen caught my eye then, huh?  Confession #2:  When I say "sloppy joe," 9 times out of 10 that old SNL "Sloppy Joe" skit's song pops in my head (is it in yours yet??).  The recipe was so easy to make and loaded with great veggies!  I substituted the pork for ground lean turkey to keep it on the ultra skinny side.  The picture above shows a little of how sloppy this meal really was.  In this case, sloppy=perfect!  Great flavor and really satisfying...yum!  Thanks for sharing this recipe, Allie!

Click here for the recipe.


Asian-Style Pan Seared Salmon

This recipe came from Mari at Once Upon A Plate.  I was excited to try this recipe when I read the ingredients list for the sauce.  The list showed so much promise for great flavor--and the promise was fulfilled!  I made one change to the sauce, instead of using brown sugar, I used honey and it still turned out great.  A few days after I made this dish, Scott and I went out to eat at a really nice restaurant.  The special for the night was salmon dish that sounded just like this one so I decided to try it out.  It tasted exactly like this dish!  Delicious!!  I let Scott try a bite and he agreed.  This will be a repeat meal for sure!  Thank you, Mari!
Click here for the recipe.



Mushrooms and Peas with 
Miso Quinoa Dressing

This bonus recipe came from my good friend, Andrea.  She found it on the Whole Foods Market Recipe App and thought I may want to try it out.  I'm so glad she did--this side dish was amazing and went perfectly with the pan seared salmon (above).  Thanks so much Andrea!  

1 cup quinoa
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 medium carrots, diced
2 cups sliced white mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups packaged miso broth or 2 cups water mixed with 4 teaspoons miso paste
3/4 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup diced green onions

  1. Place quinoa in fine-mesh strainer and rinse under cold water until water runs clear. Drain quinoa and set aside.
  2. In a heavy medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add diced carrot and sauté about 2 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms, garlic and ground ginger and sauté until garlic is fragrant and vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes. 
  4. Add quinoa and stir for about 1 minute. Mix in broth. Cover and simmer over low heat until quinoa is almost tender, about 12 minutes. 
  5. Add peas, cover and continue simmering until quinoa grains are translucent and liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes more. 
  6. Transfer to bowl and stir in diced green onion.


Well, that's it for this week, I hope you all enjoyed the recipes  
~From Your Kitchen To Mine~!  

85 Complete- 15 left

  I'll be back with 5 new recipes next week....

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for posting and sharing our recipe! I am totally going to try the recipe for Mushroom and Peas with Miso Quinoa dressing... that sounds amazing. Love your blog, can't wait to read more! :)


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