Beef · Recipes · Slow cooking

Slow Cooker Orange and Honey Beef stew

A list of things I want you to know: 1.My family and I are in the midst of relocating ourselves, our three children under the age of five, our clothes, our books and what is left of our peripheral nervous system. 2. We are leaving the cold, wild North, the only home my children have ever… Continue reading Slow Cooker Orange and Honey Beef stew

Chicken · Recipes

Chicken Meatloaf

Say you have a pack of chicken breast. With two pieces of chicken in it. And a family to feed. Say you ate sauteed chicken breast in a pan ad nauseam and that the frozen, crunchy grass beyond your patio doors was a pretty good indication that outdoor grilling is out of the question. Say… Continue reading Chicken Meatloaf

Dairy free · Recipes · Side dish · Vegan · Vegetarian

How to cook Asparagus in the microwave

Are you intimidated by asparagus? I know I was. Aren't you glad we had this talk? I feel much better now. Until discovering this cooking method, Asparagus was a special occasion dish around here and I fretted each time. Should I boil it? steam it? bake it in the oven? Asparagus just seemed too elegant to… Continue reading How to cook Asparagus in the microwave

Chicken · Dairy free · Recipes · Slow cooking

Slow cooker Chicken in wine and mushrooms

I should really be fancy and call this dish something along the lines of "Coq au vin blanc et champignons". Doesn't everything sound better in French? It does, if you take a moment to ignore my accent. French pronunciation aside, this dish does, excuse my French, kicks b*tt. It is rich, comforting and elegant. A perfect company… Continue reading Slow cooker Chicken in wine and mushrooms

Recipes · Slow cooking · Soup · starters dips and snacks · Vegetarian

Slow Cooker Polish Pickle Soup

No, I'm not pregnant again, thank you very much. I just love pickles. And soups. And this brilliant combination of the two. My Polish friend M. is the one who introduced me to this dish. M. is a medical professional, a talented musician, a great cook and an all around funny guy. He has this… Continue reading Slow Cooker Polish Pickle Soup

Babies · Pasta · Recipes · Vegetarian

On new arrivals, forgotten recipes and a quick Goat Cheese and Tomato sauce Pasta

On June 30th, 2011 at 17:17 in the afternoon to be exact, my new baby girl literally glided into the world and our waiting arms. For once, after two long and difficult past births, I was rewarded with a wonderful experience. If you are reading this, thanks everyone at the hospital!   Now that the prenatal… Continue reading On new arrivals, forgotten recipes and a quick Goat Cheese and Tomato sauce Pasta

Pregnancy Woes · Salads · Side dish · starters dips and snacks · Vegan · Vegetarian

Baby Countdown #7 Cucumber salad in Tahini sauce

I have a confession to make. I have deliberately started this baby countdown with no real intention of finishing it. I was beyond certain that the baby will come quicker than my list of recipes will dry out. Well guess what? Tonight I am posting the last recipe on the list, bending to reach the keyboard over an… Continue reading Baby Countdown #7 Cucumber salad in Tahini sauce

Chicken · Dairy free · Pregnancy Woes · Slow cooking

Baby Countdown #6 Slow-cooker Spanish Style Chicken breast

Last night I thought that was it. Labor I mean. I have been contracting every ten minutes since 8 PM, and throughout most of the night. Not being able to get any shut eye, I lovingly suffered the increasingly intense labor pains and waited for the desired 5 minutes mark. Which of course never came.… Continue reading Baby Countdown #6 Slow-cooker Spanish Style Chicken breast

Pregnancy Woes · Recipes · Sweet tooth

Baby Countdown #5 Miniature Cheesecakes

Captain's log, post-date day three. As if it was humanly possible, I woke this morning to a lower, more protruding belly. We are attracting sympathetic looks from passers-by. My husband took one look at me this morning and started wondering if we are going to have a baby basketball. I took one look at me this… Continue reading Baby Countdown #5 Miniature Cheesecakes