Main Dishes

Dishes that form the basis of a meal

Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup – Gluten Free

Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup – Gluten Free

Green chile chicken enchilada soup is savory, mildly spicy and packed with flavor. It’s so easy to make in a slow cooker – and so pretty with all the toppings – that you’ll want to mix up a batch for a party or just for […]

Shrimp Pasta with Olives and Artichoke Hearts

Shrimp Pasta with Olives and Artichoke Hearts

  This company-dinner shrimp pasta with olives and artichoke hearts is full of Mediterranean flavors that are enhanced with white wine and a little feta. If you love kalamata olives and marinated artichoke hearts (I often eat both right out of the jar) you will […]

“Dirty” Rice Sausage Bake with Vegetables

“Dirty” Rice Sausage Bake with Vegetables

  “Dirty” rice sausage bake is an easy comfort meal for these cooler days or any time! It’s a savory variation on red beans and rice. Make it vegan with a vegan sausage, or meaty with your favorite chicken, pork or beef sausage.    I […]

Thai Massaman Curry with Beef and Potatoes

Thai Massaman Curry with Beef and Potatoes

  This one-pot Thai Massaman curry with beef and potatoes has a gorgeous golden color and mellow flavor. It’s also incredibly easy to make in the Dutch oven.   You simply layer the ingredients into the Dutch oven, cover and bake. With amazingly little effort […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

This slow cooker chicken curry with sweet potatoes is a tasty and simple meal that also contains chickpeas, green peas, coconut milk and canned tomatoes. If you like your slow cooker for stir-and-forget dinners, you will love this easy Indian curry. And of course you […]

Beef Barley Pumpkin Stew

Beef Barley Pumpkin Stew

This Dutch oven beef barley pumpkin stew has tender beef, warming barley and perfectly-cooked vegetables, ready to spoon into bowls and devour. It’s my perfect kind of meal: mix all the ingredients together, cover, and forget in the oven for 7 hours.  And we love […]

Spaghetti Squash Greek Pastitsio – Gluten and Dairy Free

Spaghetti Squash Greek Pastitsio – Gluten and Dairy Free

Greek pastitsio is a relative of lasagna – spiced, layered and creamy. This spaghetti squash Greek pastitsio’s white, creamy béchamel-like sauce gives a beautiful contrast with the tomato-y red and cinnamon in the meat filling. Spaghetti squash strands form the the gluten-free base and another […]

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Tart with Chickpea-Walnut Filling – GF and vegan

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Tart with Chickpea-Walnut Filling – GF and vegan

This roasted heirloom tomato tart with chickpea-walnut filling is a hearty and savory light main dish or side — or even breakfast. It shows off the beautiful colors and shapes of heirloom tomatoes on a tangy filling and buttery crust.  You’ve seen those heirloom tomatoes, […]

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Tortilla Soup 

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Tortilla Soup 

  Roasted Hatch Green Chile Tortilla Soup is good any time of the year, but especially when fresh Olathe corn and Hatch Green Chiles are in season. These ingredients make it a special late-summer meal in Colorado.    This is a “two-ways” recipe which means […]

Garlic Dijon-Herb Salmon Baked in Parchment

Garlic Dijon-Herb Salmon Baked in Parchment

  Bold and savory garlic dijon-herb salmon in parchment bakes up moist and flavorful with a tangy garlicky sauce. Use whatever herbs you have in your garden, as I did!   If you want tender, flaky salmon, this is the recipe for you. And you […]