Main Dishes

Dishes that form the basis of a meal

Red Beans and Rice 2 ways – Gluten and dairy free

Red Beans and Rice 2 ways – Gluten and dairy free

Red beans and rice 2 ways, slow-cooked in a dutch oven is a spicy, flavorful, classic Cajun dish with tender beans and a rich vegetable base. Make it 2 ways by adding a favorite meat protein toward the end! It’ll take you right to Louisiana. […]

Easy Massaman Salmon or Steelhead Curry

Easy Massaman Salmon or Steelhead Curry

Massaman curries are mild, yet bursting with Thai flavors, and this dish is no exception. It’s a tantalizingly  delicious way to prepare a fillet of salmon or steelhead trout. And you’ll have enough delicious sauce to serve with rice. The sauce goes together so quickly […]

Massaman Curry-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Massaman Curry-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Thai massaman curry-stuffed sweet potatoes feature cauliflower, onions and bell peppers, stewed in a thick aromatic coconut milk sauce. This comforting, flavorful dish is perfect for those evenings you want a hearty, easy dinner or side. Make on the weekend and eat the leftovers during […]

Steelhead Potato Chowder with Bacon

Steelhead Potato Chowder with Bacon

This delicious steelhead potato chowder with bacon is a cross between a fish-and-chips dinner and a loaded potato soup. It’s creamy yet gluten-and-dairy-free. It’s a wonderful mix of flavors, including our leftover almond-crusted steelhead or salmon.  This is the third of three dinners based on […]

Almond-Crusted Steelhead or Salmon Tacos

Almond-Crusted Steelhead or Salmon Tacos

This recipe, just in time for Taco Tuesday, is for almond-crusted steelhead or salmon tacos matched with red cabbage, fresh tomatoes, spicy guacamole and feta cheese. Simple, tasty and easy to make using leftover fish from the recipe in the previous post.  This is the […]

Almond Flour Crusted Salmon

Almond Flour Crusted Salmon

This almond-flour crusted salmon (or steelhead) is a versatile and flavorful alternative to fish with a wheat-flour-based coating. The coating can be made with as few as five ingredients – definitely under ten! – or you can season as liberally as your heart desires. It’s […]

Tuscan chicken with spinach, tomatoes and artichokes

Tuscan chicken with spinach, tomatoes and artichokes

This chicken takes on a glorious medley of flavors from spinach, tomatoes, artichoke hearts and lemon. It makes a wonderful hearty meal, and can be eaten on its own or top any pasta. In a traditional version, it would grace wheat pasta. Any pasta type […]

Roasted Shrimp with Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes – One Pan

Roasted Shrimp with Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes – One Pan

This aromatic and beautiful one-pan roasted shrimp with broccoli and cherry tomatoes (well, two-pan, if you count cooking the quinoa or rice) will take you less than 30 minutes to prepare. Once you’ve cleaned the shrimp and prepped the vegetables, you’ll have just enough time […]

Hawaii-style “huli-huli” chicken thighs

Hawaii-style “huli-huli” chicken thighs

This is my easy and savory take on huli-huli chicken. It’s really all about the sauce, a Hawaii version of teriyaki with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. Just in time for July 4 picnics or any potluck or home dinner, and perfect with my Hawaii […]

Thai Red Curry Ramen 2 Ways

Thai Red Curry Ramen 2 Ways

This Thai red curry ramen 2 ways is a new family favorite, with its warm red color and nutty flavors that complement vegetables and meats alike. We like it with tender chicken or mushrooms, red bell peppers and spinach. It goes together quickly considering its […]