Main Dishes

Dishes that form the basis of a meal

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 […]

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 […]

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.  Salmon vs. Steelhead Trout This is the third […]

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 […]