My husband and I have a Monday-evening ritual that involves cooking up the same thing each week and tuning in to the latest episode of House. It’s not exciting. In fact, it is completely comfortable and relaxed – a way of easing back into the week. But, it is something we both look forward to. … Continued
As a kid, I hated meatloaf. I think it was the ketchup. I had a bad experience with it and avoided it well into my 20s. Unfortunately, it meant I never developed a taste for dishes that included it. This week, I decided to test my taste buds and pulled out an old copy of … Continued
I believe that snacks or small meals should be quick to prepare and easy to grab on the go. Even when you can’t have gluten or dairy. Here are some allergen-friendly, mostly-healthy, and easy snack ideas that I rely on when I need a quick bite or need to pack something to go.
OK, so there probably isn’t Asian meatloaf. What I mean to say is that the meatloaf recipe is inspired by Asian flavors and ingredients. This particular meatloaf made my meals-ready-to-go list because it can be prepared and then sliced into about 8 portion sizes that will last you throughout the week or which can be frozen for lunches later on.
There’s a market on 9th South and 5th East, just west of Liberty Park, that carries the widest variety of South Asian foods in the city of Salt Lake, from seasonally-available roasted duck and fresh Thai eggplant to curry powder and an aisle of every noodle type imaginable. I went to this market and came away with a bag of Thai dumpling flour. Hard to resist making some steamed buns.
Tomorrow is another Iron Chef night. The ingredient: garlic. I have no idea what the complete meal will entail, but we are preparing the entrée. With vegetarians and omnivores and food-sensitive folks in attendance, we opted for a garlic and parsley pork roulade with a balsamic glaze, and a roasted garlic and baby bella risotto – which I’ll get to in another post.