Dad’s Red Beans and rice started life as a version of Louisiana Style Red Beans and Rice. This is a variation that comes together much quicker than you might find in the Big Easy while using many of the main flavours. I use it as a side for things like roasts, Barbeque or Tex Mex items like tacos or quesadillas.
Buttermilk Garlic Cauliflower Mash takes minutes to make, enjoys the sugar benefits of cauliflower versus potatoes and boasts only 62 calories a serving versus 110+ calories for basic mashed potatoes. And, it actually packs a more powerful nutritional punch than its starchier cousin.
Sweet Honey Slowcooker Chicken is another simple dish that can take only minutes to pull together and the end result is amazing. It combines all the healthy benefits of bell peppers and mushrooms with the lean protein value of chicken.
The general concept for Easy Slowcooker Spaghetti and Meatballs is dead easy. Meatballs arranged on the bottom of your slowcooker are covered in tomato sauce and cooked for a while before a layer of dried spaghetti is added and cooked for another hour. Add cheese and parsley and serve. Easy and delicious!
To use my Rice Cooker I just spray the bowl with some olive oil, add rinsed rice and a choice liquid and turn it on. It reliably cooks the rice while I attend to other things in the kitchen. It’s usually ready in 15 to 20 minutes and cooked to perfection.
Cottage fries are a great variation for that ‘side o fries’ you want to make at home. Best made from russet potatoes, they come together in minutes and can be seasoned any way you’d like.
Sweet Potato Chowder comes together very fast, is truly delicious and the main ingredient is a nutritional powerhouse. The trickiest part about making this creamy delight is using your blender (or food processor) just before you’re ready to serve to give it a thick, velvety creaminess without actually adding any cream!
Should you use cast iron or non-stick? If you ask for my advice I’ll tell you to own both at 10 or 12 inches diameter. But, make sure both are ‘oven proof’ and learn when and how to use each one.
Two Step Slowcooker Stroganoff is a go-to dish at my house. Get everything into the crock and in a short time your house will smell incredible. The finished result is reliable and yummy!
Sometimes referred to as Pasta Fazool, Pasta e Fagioli is a hearty autumn/winter delight that is as delicious and filling as it is healthy and nutritious.