National Noodle Month - Celebrate Our Favorite Carb
March is National Noodle Month and you can celebrate deliciously with my quick & easy noodle-forward recipes! Enjoy international flavors with a Singapore Noodle dish or a comforting Jewish noodle kugel. From Hawaiian Pasta Salad to zesty Mushroom Orzo or Rotisserie Chicken Casserole, your family can have oodles of noodles for any meal!
What would a lovely Asian-style meal be without noodles? Singaporean cooks enjoy pairing rice or tender noodles with seafood. For this dish, fresh prawns, onions, peppers, and snake beans are sautéed in a wok with a spicy curry powder. This stir-fry also features a freshly cooked omelet, crunchy bean sprouts and savory rice vermicelli noodles. Serve with a garnish of cilantro and a wedge of lime.
Introduce your family to classic Jewish comfort food with my irresistible noodle kugel! Tender egg noodles and plump raisins are blended in a sweet, creamy sauce, sprinkled with cinnamon and baked golden brown. Kugel is a unique dessert that may become a family favorite!
Don’t settle for neon orange macaroni and cheese from a box! If your family loves this classic comfort food, wait until they try my homemade version! Make the velvety cheese sauce with freshly shredded cheese—not the powdered mix. It has a delightfully crunchy crumb topping that bakes golden brown in about 30 minutes.
Create an elegant meal with a store-bought rotisserie chicken and some tasty vegetables. Generous slices of roast chicken are paired with pasta and flavorful spices. Top it with yummy pesto make with peppery arugula, pine nuts, and fresh basil leaves. This recipe would make an amazing lunch or a quick family dinner.
Bring the aloha spirit of the islands to your table with my delightful Hawaiian-inspired pasta salad! Blend pasta, tender-crisp veggies and sweet pineapple in a creamy, flavorful dressing. It is a perfect salad for picnics, potluck or as a quick side dish idea.
Orzo is a miniature pasta that looks like rice and blends deliciously with vegetables and savory spices. Try my easy orzo recipe that features mushrooms, peas, pearl onions & grated Parmesan with a splash of white wine. It can be a scrumptious side dish for many of your favorite meat dishes.
Are you looking for creative and flavorful meals to serve your family? Try this easy European inspired Poppy Seed Chicken. It is saucy and delicious – I guarantee your family will love this dish. And, best of all it comes together in just under 45 minutes. If you don’t have the time to make the homemade soup as I recommend, feel free to substitute store bought.
Create my scrumptious chicken casserole in no time with a store-bought rotisserie chicken! It features tender chicken chunks, rotini pasta and broccoli in a savory cheese sauce. You will have a tasty casserole in less than an hour that will delight your pickiest little eaters!
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My food philosophy is simple; food should be a feast of all five senses. Meals should be based on simple, tasty and smart recipes that are easy to follow. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor. By cooking at home, we can all eat healthier and save money.