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Chicken roasted with lemon and herbs

Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken Recipe

Chicken and lemon seem like they were made for each other and lemon roast chicken is pretty much perfect as it is. Add fresh and dried herbs to create this wonderful lemon and herb roasted chicken and wow – the flavor punch is amazing! It’s a simple and traditional recipe that’s amped up to perfection.

Vegetable couscous

Vegetable Couscous

I just love this vegetable couscous. It’s such a simple and delicious side dish recipe.

Couscous is a very versatile grain. It’s quick and easy to make it the star of the meal, or a great side.

Homemade Warm Creamy Tuscan Soup with Sausage and Kale

Creamy Kale Soup

This creamy kale soup may become your new favorite. The bacon and sausage give the soup lots of flavor. You can make the soup as mild or as spicy as you like just by adjusting the amount of dried chilies you use.

Roasted red pepper hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

I love this red pepper hummus recipe – and I’m not even a pepper lover.

I do like roasted red peppers though. Roasting the peppers seems to mellow out the flavor.

There are so many wonderful variations of hummus recipes around now. I love that we are taking this delicious Middle Eastern dip recipe and adding new twists to make it even more yummy.

Mexican short ribs recipe

Mexican Short Ribs Recipe

This fantastic short ribs recipe brings the flavors of Mexico and Spain to the table.

Flavored with oranges, green olives and tomatoes, and spiced with cumin, these beef short ribs are easy to make. Just brown the meat, add the other ingredients, then let it cook away on the stove top.

Herbed Green Beans Recipe

Herbed Green Beans Recipe

I love this herbed green beans recipe and if you are a green bean eater I think you will too.

I love finding different ways to serve green beans. They take on other flavors really well, which makes them versatile enough to serve with all kinds of different foods.

Stuffed tomatoes with quinoa

Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Tomato Recipe

This is a wonderful stuffed tomato recipe. The healthy filling has spinach and quinoa, a tasty grain with lots of protein.

If you are not used to cooking quinoa, see the directions below. It’s really easy, pretty much like cooking rice.

This recipe is a great side dish but also makes a perfect vegetarian main course. Leave out the cheeses and it’s a great vegan meal too.

Mexican quinoa with vegetables

Mexican Quinoa

You can make this Mexican quinoa recipe as mild or as spicy as you like.

Quinoa is gluten free and has a higher protein content than most grains, so it’s great for diabetics and those who want to watch their carb count. (It’s not low carb though). Quinoa has a mild taste and it takes well to flavors that you add to it, so it’s great for hot or cold salads with veggies.

Crunchy Asian Cole Slaw

Crunchy Asian Cole Slaw Recipe

When I first came across this yummy Asian cole slaw recipe I knew it was right up my alley. I love crunchy cold cole slaw, especially in warm weather, and I also love trying different flavors.

This Asian flavored cabbage salad is perfect for times you just want to kick it up a bit and make a change from the same old same old coleslaw and summer salads.

fatoush salad

Fattoush Salad

Fattoush salad is a Middle East version of a bread salad. Here the bread croutons are made from garlic infused pieces of pita bread, so that guarantees that it will be yummy to start.

This Middle Eastern salad recipe uses zaatar seasoning (or more correctly za’atar) in the dressing. Za’atar is a mix of herbs and spices but the primary ingredient is dried sumac, which gives it a reddish brown color.

Gerrys Italian eggs

Gerry’s Poached Italian Eggs

Italian eggs? Is there such a thing? Yes there is, at least for my cousin Gerry who first introduced me to this delicious egg recipe.

Gerry loves to cook and it shows. His meals are always yummy. This morning was no exception when he served me his version of eggs and tomatoes. I call it his Italian eggs because they have the nice mild tastes of an Italian tomato sauce.

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