Main Dishes

Dishes that form the basis of a meal

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 that I’ve […]

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 can easily […]

Old Fashioned Slow-Baked Beef Stew – Gluten-free

Old Fashioned Slow-Baked Beef Stew – Gluten-free

Fork-tender beef, savory potatoes and carrots, slow-baked with tomato and herb goodness! All make this old-fashioned beef stew perfect for the cooler evenings that we’re having in early October. Make this for your next company meal!  It’s a quick prep because you simply chop and […]

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 […]