Monthly Archives: July 2012

Pomegranate Glazed Salmon

I saw that Costco was carrying wild salmon so I picked up a huge slab of it on Sunday. I find it more and more difficult to find wild fish these days which is SUCH a bummer. The idea of farmed fish is so creepy to me.

This salmon is yummy and SO easy. It is glazed with a zippy pomegranate molasses and spicy mustard mixture and roasted in a very hot oven for about 10 minutes. The end. We served it with sauteed spinach (I seriously could eat a pound of sauteed spinach every day – so good) and my whole wheat couscous with caramelized shallots and walnuts.

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Lia’s Pasta Salad with Salami, Pecorino, and Broccoli Rabe

*Content and photos updated July 2012*

This was first inspired by a salad made for a BBQ by a new addition at my  team at my former place of work. Follow that? No need, really. All you need to know that this salad is yummy, travels well, and I’ve made it a half a dozen times for cook-outs and the like. Both the simple and bold flavors make it a perfect summer party salad.
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Deep Dish Sausage Pie with Hashbrown Crust

*Content and photos updated July 2012.*
This was one of those clean out the refrigerator types of meals. Make this when you’re too lazy, poor, or uninspired to order takeout — We both agree that it was WAY better than what we expected, and way better than take-out, too. Next time I may try with a mixture of eggs and egg whites to make it a smidge healthier. Literally add whatever’s in the fridge and go to town.

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Orange-Chipotle Black Beans

I love to serve beans alongside mexican (ish) fare, and this was a great find. This recipe comes from weight watchers and is yummy and easy! I did make a few changes to boost the flavor a bit.

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Grilled Rosemary Shrimp over Zucchini Noodles Aglio Olio

So at this point I am feeling a little bad for people who read this blog and don’t care for zucchini. But, given all of the deliciousness over here lately, I”m sorry I’m not sorrier

This dish is julienned zucchini which is cooked in an aglio olio sauce made of garlic, parsley, anchovies, and olive oil. To die. I’m a huge fan of anchovies, but if the furry little fishies bug you, you can leave them out. I guess. Don’t do that though – you’ll regret it!

Anyway, you use a mandoline or a julienne peeler to make the zucchini ‘noodles’, and then briefly saute them in the aglio olio. I found that I really only sliced the 4 sides of the zucchini as it got too seedy in the middle. Smaller zucchini that naturally have fewer seeds is your friend in this recipe. Over top, there are grilled shrimp that were marinated in rosemary and garlic. These are SO GOOD, so good that I may have eaten a leftover shrimp or two before 8 this morning. YUM.
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Caramelized Onion and Zucchini Quiche

I poured through this month’s Cooking Light Sunday afternoon while sitting by my parent’s pool yesterday and immediately changed my menu plan for the week when I saw this quiche recipe. I love recipes that you can mostly make ahead and then just have hands-off time the night you want to eat it. Of course, when I told Brian that we needed to buy 13 zucchinis (5 for this recipe, 8 for another later this week), he was a little scared. Given that we consumed about a dozen of these babies last week, I’d say his fear was pretty understandable.

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Zucchini Pappardelle with Cannelini Garlic Sauce

It’s zucchini fest at my house this week. First the veg lasagna a few nights ago, now this pasta…not to mention the stuffed zucchini boats I’ve got made-ahead for tomorrow night. About this pasta dish: It is the best thing I’ve made/eaten in a long while. A huge pile of thinly sliced long zucchini ribbons mimic my favorite pasta – pappardelle – all wrapped up together in a garlicky and creamy (and healthy…) sauce. To die.

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Noodle-less Veggie Lasagna

This clever lasagna uses thinly sliced zucchini and eggplant in place of traditional lasagna noodles, and to be honest, I could barely tell the difference. I made a quick marinara, but store-bought could easily be used to make this a bit faster. Also, you really need a mandoline for this recipe to get nice, uniform, thin slices on the veg. Invest in one – I love mine and use it all the time!

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Sweet Potato, Kale, and Bacon Breakfast Burritos

Make ahead frozen breakfast burritos are one of our favorite weekday breakfast options. Every couple of weeks I’ll make a big batch of burritos with varying ingredients (usually some sort of reduced fat meat product like chicken sausage with peppers and onions), but I just loved the idea of adding kale and sweet potatoes for a nice nutrient punch in the morning.

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