Sunday, October 30, 2011

lamb tagine with chickpeas & apricots

This lamb dish was divine! A very cozy dish on a cold night. I will say, that this is just a bit more time intensive, but not so much so that one would avoid making it. One of the many things I loved about this dish was the dried apricots along with the moroccan spice blend made these beautiful flavors together simply melt in your mouth!
This recipe is from the Oct 2011 Bon Appetit magazine.
I just love comfort food, tis the time of year!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

short on time?

I feel like it's o.k. to make a dish more than once, even more than twice! Short on time, busy schedules sometimes just makes it easier  to make your "go to" dishes. What I find easy is to do are lots of vegetables especially seasonal veggies. Along with those of course, a protein or whatever you like!
Here I have made Heidi Swansons wild rice casserole, baked butternut squash, and swiss chard. Simple!
 This wild rice casserole recipe can be found in her cookbook Super Natural Everyday. It's a lovely cookbook! Check her out!
This autumn weather is a time for food that warms your soul! Not to mention the scent of yummy homecooked food when you walk in the door , well for me , there is not a better scent!

Another reason for quick healthy food allows more time to do fun things for you!  Like fencing!!! Yes, I have taken up fencing! Time to do those things on my bucket list!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Yippee, another birthday!

Yes, it's my birthday! I LOVE birthdays! My sweet husband has me on a treasure hunt! Can't wait to get home for what I think is the final gift!

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal!     
                                                                Pamela Vault Starr