Salmon Fillets with Lemony Artichokes and Pasta

Salmon Fillets with Lemony Artichokes and Pasta
How many salmon recipes do you have in your recipe box?

It’s been more than a few years that researchers have extolled the benefits of salmon as a super food. With all those omega-3 fatty acids, we’ve been encouraged to add more of it to our weekly menus.

Armed with this information, if you’re anything like me, you have more than one method of cooking this colorful fish.

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Cod Filets in a Sweet Rosemary Orange Sauce

Cod in Orange Sauce
This is my all time favorite plate. It’s the perfect size, and I completely adore the bird. It was a gift from my friend, Pam, who has always supported my blogging efforts. I love her for that.
This beloved plate is ideal to show off these filets of cod.  It holds the orange sauce with its balance of savory and sweet on the plate, so I can dredge my fish through it while I pick up chunks of squash along the way.

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Chopped Salad with Pork, White Beans, Avocado and Cajun Lime Dressing

Chopped Salad with Pork

I don’t know about you, but when I roast a pork loin, or bake pork chops, I always have leftover meat. Most likely I find myself in this situation because I’m always ready to cook for a crowd, and now I’m cooking for two.

But that’s okay, there’s no such thing as wasting food in this house. I can always put leftovers to good use.

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Recipe: Beef and Mushrooms in Rosemary Sauce Over Spaghetti Squash

If you’re skipping wheat and gluten these days and looking for an alternative to pasta, spaghetti squash probably isn’t for you.

Especially if you’re a pasta lover.

Spaghetti Squash with Beef

While I realize many a person might differ with me, I just can’t find the correlation between this stringy squash, and those tender pasta noodles swimming in a garlicky tomato sauce.

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Recipe: Roasted Broccolette and Cod with Orange Chili Hoisin Sauce

Do you remember the broccolette I bought at Costco a few weeks ago to serve with this chicken in a lemony thyme sauce?

Chicken and Broccoli

We liked that broccoli so much, we decided to dish it up with meaty chunks of cod, and lacking the energy for a multiple pan meal determined a roast in the oven was the way to go.

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Mediterranean Asparagus Salad with Baby Kale, Sun Dried Tomato, and Avocado

I’m sorry to see summer come to an end. Here in Seattle, we’ve had an amazing run of glorious sun. If you’re a Seattleite, you know summers like this are few and far between.

Mediterranean Asparagus Salad with Kale, Sun Dried Tomato, Avocado and Feta Cheese

Mediterranean Asparagus Salad with Kale, Sun Dried Tomato, Avocado and Feta Cheese

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Easy Quinoa Pasta with Roasted Vegetables in a Lemony Sauce

As far as I’m concerned a pasta recipe should have fresh flavor without a lot of fuss. 

Roasted Vegetables and Quinoa Pasta in a Lemony Sauce

Roasted Vegetables and Quinoa Pasta in a Lemony Sauce

Every so often, I pick up a box of quinoa pasta (I prefer Ancient Harvest), and make my version of the perfect healthy meal – no heavy sauces, and light on the cheese.

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Pork Roast and Brussels Sprouts with Ball’s Jelly Maker Sweet Apple Jelly Glaze

Do you recall my Ball Canning Supplies giveaway a few weeks ago?

Ball Canning Equipment

Ball Canning Equipment

If not, let me quickly recap. Kelsey sent a generous box of canning supplies provided by Ball for me to create my own canning creations, and some to giveaway. In the box was a jelly maker, jars and cookbooks. Not to mention labels and pectin.

What a wonderful gift, but what was this novice canner going to do with all this canning equipment? Call Grandma and ask her to teach me how to use it! 

Grandma Karen

Grandma Karen

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