Fast and Easy

Fast and Easy – Raw Beet and Herb Salad

As the days get warmer, we want to spend less time in the kitchen. That is unless you like being in the kitchen as much as I do. Regardless of time spent in the kitchen, this is a remarkably cooling salad. Without too much effort, you can have this refreshing crisp salad – make lots so you can have it […]

Fast and Easy – Eggs in Tomato Curry

This is a recipe adapted from “Classic Indian Cooking” by Julie Sahni. I love the flavors of this recipe. I love the flexibility of this recipe. It makes a great curry base which you can easily make lots off, freeze and bring out later for easy home made meals. I modified it to fit with our criteria for the “Fast […]

Fast and Easy – Buttermilk Biscuits

You need to know how to make a good biscuit. There are tons of recipes out there but this is a lovely tasty and versatile recipe. In other words, if you can make this, it can be an accompaniment to a soup, a dish with gravy/sauce, a breakfast addition – well you get the idea.  You can also impress the […]

Fast and Easy – Pasta with Bagna Cauda Sauce

Bagna Cauda is a wonderful Italian dip. It literally translates to “hot bath”, and was used to dip vegetables in.  It comes together in minutes and this is another application for the dip. The stars of this show are anchovies, garlic and a tremendous supporting role by olive oil. Even if you don’t like anchovies, this is a recipe you must […]

Fast and Easy – Mushrooms and Barley

I originally posted this blog in 2015, but it lent itself so well to this section that I updated some of the Substitutions and Alterations. This is not only good for you but so versatile. I used cremini mushrooms but really any type will do. The secret – not really, is to sear the mushrooms well until all the water […]

Fast and Easy – Salmon Poached in Coconut Milk, Thai Chilies and Lemon

Another delicious and really satisfying one dish meal! Make sure there are no cell phone cameras around to catch the expressions on your face as you devour this meal, you may end up as a meme someplace. When you are done with the fish and veggies, grab a bread stick and go at it – too good to waste any […]

Fast and Easy – 30 Minute Meals: Za’atar Chicken with Carrots and Celery

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients: 2 boneless skinless chicken breast (buy these in bulk packages, usually 8-9 per package, and freeze in individual meal portions i.e. if cooking for 2 – freeze 2 per bag and label the bag using a permanent marker with the item name and date “2 Chicken breasts 020717” – really, everything […]

New – Fast and Easy – 30 Minute Meals

I’ve been asked – a lot, by my 20/30 something kids, nieces, nephews and their friends, to put together some simple recipes with a few ingredients that can be made in 30 minutes, give or take a few. It must take little effort and it must come together easily, be nutritious and delicious. Tall order I thought! Remember, my training […]