Main Dishes

Dishes that form the basis of a meal

Two-bean Chili 2 Ways

Two-bean Chili 2 Ways

Two-bean chili 2 ways is packed full of savory vegetables, favorite chili spices, and hearty beans. It’s a classic chili, nothing fancy, but a favorite for a game day or a comfort-food dinner. This recipe starts out as a vegan meal. Then, divide it according […]

Veracruz Style Steelhead or Salmon

Veracruz Style Steelhead or Salmon

Veracruz-style steelhead trout’s mild butteriness combines beautifully with this tomato-based, slightly tart, slightly sweet and spicy sauce. Magical ingredients like pickled Jalapeños and green olives flavor the fish and combine with tomatoes for a beautiful color pop. Veracruz-style steelhead is great for company because it […]

Easy Baked Garlic-Fennel-Rosemary Chicken

Easy Baked Garlic-Fennel-Rosemary Chicken

This Garlic-Fennel-Rosemary Chicken will make you fall in love with fennel, rosemary, and garlic! This topping gives a perfect Mediterranean flavor and light crunch to chicken breasts, while keeping them moist during baking.  My husband said this was the best chicken I’d ever made! It’s […]

Seared Opah with papaya-avocado salsa 

Seared Opah with papaya-avocado salsa 

This seared opah with papaya-avocado salsa is a mouth-watering combination of sweet and tart fruits, buttery fish and creamy avocados. This is a guideline as much as a specific recipe because you can use whatever fish and fruit are freshest. I enjoy grilled fish when […]

Japanese Chicken Curry from Scratch

Japanese Chicken Curry from Scratch

These are the things I love about a Japanese homemade curry: A rich, dark, mysterious sauce that coats the rice perfectly. Tender onions, carrots, potatoes, and peas. Flavorful bits of meat that melt in the mouth. Fabulous on rice but equally good on its own, […]

Miso-Lemon Baked Steelhead Trout

Miso-Lemon Baked Steelhead Trout

Marinated in a very slightly sweet/savory/tangy sauce, this miso-lemon baked steelhead trout (or salmon works too!) is succulent and tender. The recipe has only 5 ingredients, all naturally gluten-free. The baked steelhead’s sweetness balances the umami flavors of the miso, vinegar, and lemon. Enjoy with […]

Easy Layered Green-Chili Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Layered Green-Chili Chicken Enchiladas

Easy layered green-chili chicken enchiladas are simple to assemble, delicious and customizable. They have a yummy blend of chicken, tomato, olives, peppers and onions. They’re enhanced by cheesy flavors and held in your wrap of choice – but to simplify your life, skip the wrapping […]

Beef-Spinach Mini-Meatloaves

Beef-Spinach Mini-Meatloaves

These beef-spinach mini-meatloaves are a juicy, succulent blend of grass-fed beef, onions, spinach, oats (or quinoa) and seasonings. They bake quickly and are great as part of a meal or as party food. They reheat beautifully – if there are any left! If you prefer, […]

Shepherd’s Pie Gluten and Dairy-Free

Shepherd’s Pie Gluten and Dairy-Free

Comfort Food This easy Shepherd’s Pie (Gluten- and Dairy-Free) is savory, filling comfort food, with a little of everything! Easy to prepare in less than an hour and take to a potluck or young family’s house. Protein, vegetables, and a smooth, mashed-potato topping. Except for the […]

Savory Gluten-Free Nachos

Savory Gluten-Free Nachos

These savory gluten-free nachos are easy and quick to prepare. The flavors of the seasoned meat and the refried beans blend with the fresh cilantro, avocado, tomato and lime. The colors provide for a beautiful meal, though it often gets eaten so quickly hardly anyone […]