Spring is in the air and it is time to consider tasty dishes loaded with the bounty of the season! I have gathered some of my best recipes featuring fresh produce and tons of flavor. Savor a bowl of my Spring Onion Soup or a slice of zesty Spinach & Mushroom Quiche. Your family will love my Spring Chicken Ragu on a mound of pasta!
Ragu is a traditional Italian meat sauce that is flavored with tomato sauce. The meat for this recipe is chicken that is seasoned, poached, and pulled to shreds. It is simmered to perfection with sautéed veggies and aromatic herbs for about 30 minutes. Use this delicious ragu on any pasta you wish, like angel hair or fettuccini. Remember to sprinkle some freshly-grated cheese on top for presentation.
This healthy, savory Greek- inspired quinoa & vegetable salad is full of the flavors of grape tomatoes, peppers, olives and roasted eggplant. Enjoy it for a simple, yet filling, lunch or light supper. Any leftovers will be just as tasty the next day!
Once you see how easy it is to make a delicious risotto from scratch, you will wonder why it ever intimidated you. Try this yummy version that features fresh peas, asparagus, onion, lemon, and a splash of white wine. Each bite brings a burst of flavor to your taste buds!
Not only do real men eat quiche, but they may ask for seconds of this savory delight. Imagine a delectable custard combined with tender mushrooms, spinach, nutty garlic and aromatic spices, topped with creamy Gouda cheese! Bake it in a flaky homemade crust and it will be ready in about an hour.
Nothing evokes the colors and smells of spring like fresh green onions! Use your spring harvest to prepare this velvety onion soup. It features your favorite varieties of little spring onions, delicately charred under the broiler. They are pureed with chicken stock and sautéed potatoes into a creamy soup, garnished with shaved Parmesan and chives. It is easy and quick to make! Serve as an appetizer or a light lunch.
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.
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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.