All posts filed under: Lunch Ideas

Roast Broccoli and Cheddar Soup 

Ingredients…. 1 head brocoli 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 cups chicken broth 1 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp thyme 1/4 cup butter Pinch of nutmeg 1 tsp cornstarch 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 cups medium Cheddar cheese, grated (more for garnish at service) Process… Preheat the oven to 350 Combine the 1st 5 ingredients and toss well Place this mixture on a cookie sheet Roast broccoli mixture for 30 minutes Place broccoli in a stock pot Add in chicken broth, seasonings and cornstarch Mix till no lumps appear from cornstarch Add in the butter Bring the soup to a simmer and cook covered for 20 minutes Remove the brocoli from the pot and place it in a blender Pulse the broccoli until you reach the  desired consistency, I like mine a little chunky. Return the broccoli to the stock pot Slowly add in the cream Add in the cheese Cook on low another 10 minutes or so, to heat …

Salmon W/Dill 

I recently started growing a few more herbs in containers. So far they are doing great! Here’s my new dill plant I have going… Isn’t she lovely?. Here’s some info you might find helpful on growing your own herbs in containers… https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/growing-herbs-in-containers.htm Dill was the inspiration for the Salmon I made today. Though I used dried dill in the process I will be garnishing the finished salmon with fresh dill. This will add a wonderful and fresh flavor pop.  I found this recipe on All Recipes and tweaked it to my liking.  A few simple ingredients made for some fab tasting super moist salmon. I’ve got the butter already melted here.  The recipe comes together quick and cooks quickly as well, 25 minutes.  And walla!  Ingredients…  4 pieces of salmon 2 tablesoons butter 2 tablespoon lemon juice (by all mean us fresh if you have it on hand)  1 tsp dried dill 1/4 tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste  Fresh dill for garnish, chopped.  Process… Preheat the oven to 350 Spray a glass …

A Fine Fried Rice w/Chicken 

Hey all, happy Sunday. It’s been a rather busy news weekend with all the whoop la about the new president, pro and against.  I’ve decided, I will just take it all in and enjoy the the never ending debate.  How else to take in a lovely rainy debatable 😉 day than to cook a fine meal.  Here’s my recipe for a delicious fried rice. I invite you to make it your own, sans meat, with pork or without, maybe ground turkey, add in more vegi’s to your taste, whatever you decide.  This is a great base recipe, may it inspire your own perfect take on fried rice.  I happened to have a few of Chinese take out containers. I purchased them some time back at a Smart and Final, they are fun to serve in.  and so it begins…  The eggs just take a minute or two, take them off the heat when they are done.  I browned the chiles next, watch them closely as they can burn easily.  And here you go… This is …

Healthy Chicken and Rice Soup 

Here’s a simply recipe for chicken and rice soup that is both healthy and delish.  This is really good with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.  Ingredients… 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 tsp salt  2 cups chopped carrots 1 cup chopped celery 2 garlic cloves, minced 8 cups chicken broth (by all means use low sodium chicken broth if you are watching your salt intake)  1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/8 tsp pepper 1/2 cup white rice, uncooked 2 cups chopped cooked chicken (here I used left over chicken I had on hand that I baked then froze in meal/recipe size portions, see previous recipe post)  1/2 cup non fat yogurt  lime for garnish, optional Process… Heat olive oil to med high in a stock pot Add in the onions and salt Cook the onions till translucent Add in the carrots and celery, continue cooking over med high heat another 10 minutes or so, mixing from time to time Add in the garlic, cook an additional 5 minutes, mixing often   …

Tostada Bar Delight

Isn’t it great that sometimes thee most simple ingredients can create the most delectable delights?. Tostadas = maximum yumminess. Tostada shells (homemade or not) Pinto Beans Ground Turkey Lettuce Tomatoes Chopped Onion Sliced jalapeños Grated Cheese Lemon wedges Homemade (or not) salsa Your favorite hot sauce Process… pile up 😉 eat enjoy. Merry almost Christmas and to all a good night.       g. 

Animal Style Grilled Cheese 

Don’t have an In n Out in your town? Want that delicious flavor that comes with the sauce? Try this recipe, you will not be disappointed. The key is in the sauce. 🙂 I pretty much followed this recipe I found on Pinterest, I am on a constant 😉 search for yummy grilled cheese sandwich recipes, this one is a real winner! http://houseofyumm.com/grilled-cheese-animal-style/ The only thing I did different was to swap out the sugar for a pinch of stevia. The sauce was sweet enough without being too sweet. * What would make these grilled cheese sandwiches even better, in my humble foodie opinion, would be to add in pickle slices and fresh sliced tomatoes, oh happy foodie cheers to… next time! 🙂 *When I have a craving for In n Out and there is no such thing in sight, I will definitely make these. *Make the sauce ahead of time and maybe even the ‘grilled onions’, as recreating this recipe all at once is a bit of a process. *I would at least double …