Archive for tag 'dinner'



I have found the most amazing spice combination ever – harissa, thanks to my new favorite chef, Heidi Swanson, and her cookbook Supernatural Everyday. Spicy raw garlic, tangy lemon, and spicy-smoky powder – so delicious! Harissa is a Tunisian hot sauce that is often added to couscous, soups, and stews. It can be used as a [...]


Gnocchi Dinner

I love gnocchi and so when I found this garlic vegetable gnocchi recipe, I really wanted to try it. I liked that it was mostly vegetables (though we add chicken sometimes), and perfect as a light summer dinner. The ingredients are: 2 medium carrots 2 medium courgette (I had to look this up… it’s a fancy [...]

Thai Basil Noodles

I came across Heidi Swanson’s Otsu recipe in her book Super Natural Cooking, and it was delicious. It’s also available here on her blog, and it apparently originated in a San Francisco restaurant. This recipe is arguably Japanese, but substituting lime for the lemon and adding some different herbs gives it a little Vietnamese flair. It [...]

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Beef and Basil Salad

This is a meal I make all the time in the summer.  It is easy to customize with what you have in your fridge, and it is very forgiving.  It incorporates a lot of Asian-inspired flavors, but is made with American staples. In fact, there’s one very, very American ingredient (no judgement please).  Can you [...]


Chinese Take-Out Fake-Outs (Two slow cooker meals)

Yup. Another slow cooker meal. Actually, two! [In case you haven't guessed... we currently live off of slow cooker meals here. I thought it would be my temporary solution after Pint-Sized came home, just something to get us through the transition phase. Well, four months later and we are still in transition... and I keep [...]

Baby friendly easy peasy pasta

This is my go-to pasta recipe, and it is my absolute favorite. I promise it’s not involved, and at its most basic can be whipped up in 12-15 minutes. The key for me is really good, creamy feta. I see similar things on restaurant menus and am always disappointed because they don’t use enough feta, [...]

buffalo chicken salad

Buffalo Chicken Salads/Sandwiches

This is an easy to make meal that everyone in our family loves! Even though it is spicy, it is Little Lion approved!

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