Chicken tagine (stew) is a classic Moroccan dish. Normally tagine is made with beef, lamb, or chicken with fruits and vegetables and loaded with lots of spices.
Normally this recipe has olives it but my husband doesn’t like olive so I substitute with salt or capers. If you use capers, use 2 tablespoons.
Serve over hot couscous. Enjoy!
Mushrooms are a great side next to a steak, chicken, or on an antipasto platter. Add balsamic to the mushrooms to make them more flavorful, but only add at the end of cooking. Balsamic vinegar isn’t intended to cook with, cooking it kills the distinctive flavorful taste it has.
Also, before you use the balsamic, make sure you bought a good balsamic vinegar.
I love eggs for breakfast. Whoever came up with the idea of baking eggs in a muffin pan was genius! Hope you like my version of eggs baked in a muffin pan.
I used bell peppers, tomatoes, cheese, with mini hash browns on the bottom but the sky is the limit with this one. You can scramble the egg, use only egg whites, or crack a whole egg straight into the pan. Make sure to saute the veggies before adding them. Have fun!
I made a 3 person portion. Double or triple the recipe as needed.
Most crumb cakes are made with a sour cream but I prefer the buttermilk kind. Using buttermilk is healthier since sour cream is high in fat. This makes eating a sweet dessert better…at least for me!
Pumpkin is good anytime of year…why not! I found this recipe online a few years ago and I have made my own variation of it over the years. Adding oats into this cookie makes it more hardy and less cakey. I don’t know about you but I like my cake cakey and my cookie more sweet and hardy. The oats also help the cookie keep its shape. Add “good” semi sweet chocolate chips with “good” milk chocolate chips for a better flavor. Omit the walnuts if you don’t like or if you are allergic.
I have never been a big fan of chicken noodle soups. Most of them are so bland and boring but that’s my opinion….
My favorite soups have tons of vegetables in them with homemade noodles my mom used to make. This soup is not a childhood soup but it makes me feel better when I’m under the weather and need a healthy, comforting soup. Adding mushroom ravioli makes it more delicious and unique. Pick a different ravioli or tortellini if you’d like. Add parsnips for another healthy kick. I ate a ton of parsnips when I was pregnant for all it’s health benefits. Hope this soups is a favorite for you too…super easy and delicious!
This is an easy meatloaf to make and I love adding stove top stuffing mix to add flavor. Stove top stuffing isn’t just for thanksgiving anymore! Ground turkey tends to be on the bland side so adding the stuffing makes the difference. Buy one package low fat turkey and one that’s has more fat. And…
…Add ketchup to the top for a classic type meatloaf or add BBQ sauce.
You can layer bacon on the bottom to add more flavor but then you are adding more fat into the recipe.
Add sauteed green bell peppers with the onions for extra flavor or put the onions into the food processor and pulse if you don’t like small bits of onions in your meatloaf. Skip the sauteing if you are putting the onions into the food processor. Add chopped mushrooms to make it more moist!
The options are endless…Feel free to alter this recipe to your liking.