Recent Recipes

Champagne Vinaigrette – Awesome recipe, highly recommend. I’ve made this at least twice this summer, it’s my preferred salad dressing right now. The only change I make is to leave out the hot sauce – I see no reason to add that. If you follow the instructions, this will stay pretty well emulsified. The olive oil will set up in the fridge, though, so you’ll want to pull it out a few minutes before you want to dress your salad.

Shrimp & Broccoli Stir Fry – A fast and very tasty recipe that Handsome made for us last week. We recommend removing the shrimp from the pan before you add the broccoli, and then combining it all right before serving. It’s a bit easier to make sure the shrimp doesn’t get overcooked, and also helps reduce crowding in the pan when you’re cooking the broccoli.

And a couple of older ones:

Red Thai Tofu from Appetite for Reduction – Tasty! Browning the tofu took longer than she indicated, but I think that’s more to do with the type of stove I’m working with than anything else. I added a pound of green beans to the stir fry, and made a little bit of rice to go with it,. This gave me four good lunch portions – without those additions, I think you’re looking at more like two servings. This will definitely be going in the regular lunch rotation – it was easy to put together, and also something I can easily cook at the same time I’m making something else, which is always a good thing.

Simple Turkey Bolognese – Handsome wound up making this and it was pretty tasty! We used my canned crushed tomatoes and the only changes we’d make in the future would be to cook the sauce down more, especially when using my crushed tomatoes, which are more watery than commercial versions, and perhaps add more crushed tomatoes to begin with, as I like a lot of sauce. (Yes, I know bolognese is not supposed to be saucey.) If I try to make more sauce, though, I’d definitely increase at least the wine and balsamic (which we forgot, oops), as the flavor was excellent. We used the Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon, which I think was well suited to this recipe. This came together pretty quickly and is a great weeknight meal. I think it would also work well as a this-is-not-really-a-sloppy-joe filling.

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