SOUPS + STEWS
Besides the simple steps, the great thing is that most of the ingredients are the usual things you already have, such as garlic, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and red wine.
This soup/main dish was such a hit. The dish was flavorful, easy to make, and definitely became a make-again for us
Part of our themed cooking event, each ingredient really elevated each other, and it was definitely a healthy dish. The gouda made the dish shine, and the quinoa was quite delicious.
Quick salad that's great for a crowd. I bought a spring mix instead, you can certainly buy the red leaf lettuce and romaine lettuce. Either way, it's a nice start to a meal.
Salad doesn't always mean healthy, right? At least I hope it is healthy for the most part. Well, this was NOT one of those salads. Containing asparagus and lettuce, I was quick to realize the healthy part might be objective when the dressing was simply melted butter and lemon juice.
This picture would have had the grilled red onions if I hadn't dropped the onions on the floor...so not quite staying true to the title of this dish. But the smell of the flank steak being grilled and the beautiful red color of the summer cherry tomatoes made up for it.
The actual title of this dish, from Curtis Stone's cookbook What's For Dinner? was Grilled Chicken with Arugula and Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette. I shortened the title here simply because it was just a lot of to say; even though the vinaigrette itself was equally a star along side the chicken and the salad.
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This was one of those dishes that I didn't know if I simply didn't like orzo, or I cooked it wrong. But I definitely did not enjoy this dish, even to where I didn't even eat half. It was easy to make, however, and pretty to look at.