Swedish Meatballs

I always loved Swedish Meatballs when I could eat solid food! I don’t know what Ikea is like outside of Canada but here they have a little restaurant in the middle of their maze, a food cart like area after the cashiers and a place where you can buy frozen foods or pantry items.
If you can resist the quick and cheap hotdogs and drink – come on, you know you love them – try their Swedish Meatballs. I was surprised by how good they were! I even bought them from their frozen section.
That was me being lazy! I think that this recipe looks really easy and delicious.
Happy cooking!

Wishing Wells Life

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It’s the best one I’ve tried yet- to date. I normally wouldn’t try this with pork, because I’m not a huge pork fan…but I decided to give it a go. I was so shocked at how good it is! I’ll definitely be keeping this recipe.

I’ve been sitting here waiting for the kid to get home. He’s really not going to be happy with me. The reason why is because he has to clean his bedroom and the game room. In addition he has to pick his clothes up out of the floor in the bathroom. It makes me laugh because he gets all cranky and whinny. He asks every single week, multiple times to get paid for chores, but we keep telling him no. First off, there are things he’s required to do, because it’s his space. I wont pay him to clean his…

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The Culinary Alphabet …The letter B

Here is great post written by my wonderful friend Carol! It not only teaches us some culinary terms starting with the letter B but she includes a recipe for Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks. Yummy!
Yesterday my computer almost bit the dust AND the person this hospital hired to cover the 2 people who normally work with patients who use computers to communicate – so basically their lifeline – KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT COMPUTERS! Wuhaaaaa?! Thankfully, I was able to get my lifeline working with the help of a very patient nurse!
Oh well, life continues at St. Vincent’s Hospital…
Happy cooking!

EsmeSalon

THE Culinary Alphabet collage letter B

Hello from sunny Thailand and welcome to my monthly post on the Recipe Hunter… I do hope that you enjoyed last months post which was the first in my culinary tour through the alphabet…This month is the letter B.

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Mexican Chicken ( or Chickpea ) Noodle Soup

I decided to try and sneak onto the Reader so I could see what the blogs that I follow were up to. After one computer crash and several looooooooong moments hoping that my computer wouldn’t crash again, I found this delicious looking soup recipe! Woohoo!
I think that I would use chicken thighs – because HELLO cheaper! – and add 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed of course. What do you think?
Happy cooking! xo

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Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion- diced
  • 4 garlic cloves- rough shredded
  • 1 – 1 1/4 lbs. chicken breast diced into cubes (or 2 cans chickpeas, drained)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano (or some bay leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoons chipotle powder or cayenne, or to style
  • 1 tomato – diced
  • 1 tiny can diced green chilies (optional)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 ounces dry linguini noodles (or pasta, or gluten-free or rice noodles)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Garnish with avocado slices, recent cilantro, scallions and lime
Read More: Gluten Free Instant Noodle Cups

Directions:

  1. In a very massive heavy bottom pot or dutch oven, saute onion in 1-2 T oil over med-high heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Add chicken and garlic. Saute 5-6 minutes till it begins to brown, stirring usually.
  3. Add salt and…

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Salami Frittata

This frittata looks delicious! It would be great for brunch or just a nice breakfast with the kiddos.
About my computer…the two people who are supposed to be working on setting it up for me (first they have to LEARN about the new programs, set it up for me specifically and then trouble shoot ALL of the problems that I find and try to figure out how to fix the problems) are going on vacation for 2 weeks! Soooooooo my new computer that was supposed to be ready for February is hopefully going to be ready in…April? Maybe?!
Oh well, happy cooking!

EsmeSalon

Salami Frittata
Want a frittata makeover? Add salami.

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Cheeseburger Soup

This soup sounds like one that my Mom would have loved. Mom LOVED hamburgers! And this soup sounds like a hamburger in a bowl!
In other news, my computer, the new one that is, has been delayed. Which means that the return of me writing posts is delayed…
Sorry!
Happy cooking!

Who doesn’t love a good cheeseburger? It’s about as American as apple pie. Then there’s this soup. It’s warm, creamy, comforting and totally reminiscent of a good cheeseburger. I made this soup for dinner the other night and it was a big hit. Bill didn’t seem overly excited about it until he had a bowl…or two. Needless to say, the whole pot went quickly. I guess he liked it.

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What makes this soup so good is the creamy base. It gives the soup it’s heartiness and makes for a very filling dinner. It’s a great soup to make on a cold night. It’s pretty simple to put together and the optional toppings makes it that much more tasty, letting you customize it individually. This was the first time I had made this soup for dinner and it definitely won’t be the last.

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Prep Time: 10 mins

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Dad’s Meatloaf

I loved me a good meatloaf! What I really like about this recipe is that they use rolled oats instead of bread or breadcrumbs. I was never a fan of ever getting a piece of soggy bread in my mouth. Ewwwwwwwwww!
On my new computer side of things, I have seen the machine twice! Woohoo! The OT’s are working to download the proper programs and then there will be a few weeks of me working with the OT’s to make sure it’s running properly and then I’ll be off and running!
Guys, that means that I will finally be able to make posts again! Though I think that I will continue to reblog posts by my blogging friends.
Happy cooking!

Adventures of a Food allergy dad

Ultimate comfort food, made safe!

Dad's Meatloaf (small)

Well, it’s here. The middle of winter in the Midwestern. For those of you not familiar with the Midwestern United States, I’ll explain. At this time of year, there are basically two different types of weather: ridiculously cold and snowy, or sort of cold with dreary, drizzly rain. We’ll have beautiful sunny skies but instant frostbite, or steel grey skies with nonstop misty rain that makes it impossible to dial in your windshield wipers and has everyone self-diagnosing as having Seasonal Affective Disorder. I love the first big snowfall of the season, but after that, winter can just go somewhere else. So in this bleak season when the skies are the color of granite and the cold unrelentingly grips your toes, I feel the need for good comfort food. And in my mind, there are few better comfort foods than meatloaf.

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Crock Pot Cabbage Roll Stew

This recipe looks super yummy and ultra easy! You get all of the flavours of cabbage rolls without all the work. Personally, I would use rice rather than cauliflower rice because I would have enjoyed the carbs but that’s up to you.
I hope you enjoy the recipe! Happy cooking!

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Cabbage rolls tend to be a popular dish found in the Balkans, Central, Northern, and Eastern Europe and some places in Western Asia, Iran, and North Africa. Though, when we think of cabbage rolls here in the United States, most often those rolls come from Polish and Jewish Eastern European influences and they tend to be popular in many different communities.

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That being said, I had received a large head of green cabbage in my locally grown, organic fruit and veggie delivery the other day. As I took the cabbage out of the box, I instantly remembered a recipe I had come across for cabbage roll stew and right then and there I decided that was what I’d make.

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This is a crock pot recipe, which as a busy mom, is perfect. Who doesn’t want one and done when you have little ones at your…

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Chicken Meatballs

I think that theses chicken meatballs look really easy and delicious! You could make them with ground turkey (Alison) if you prefer.
If you don’t have any string cheese sticks, you can omit it or use other cheese. Mozzarella would be nice!
Happy cooking!

Wishing Wells Life

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I’ve had an emotional day. I can’t tell you exactly why, but I’m pretty sure it has a lot to do with my hashimotos disease. Sometimes I’m super grumpy and I cry or get angry for no reason at all. For whatever reason cooking makes me feel better. Why shouldn’t I go ahead and make some lunches for the little munchkin? I always like to have food that is processed as little as I possibly can. I really hate to send things that are unhealthy. I have a really hard time not giving him as much healthy food as I can. I guess this stems from my fear that my own health problems might be given to him. We live in a country where most of our residents are insulin resistant and a lot are starting to show signs of having things like hashimoto’s and grave’s disease. This isn’t something that I want for Cooper. I…

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Easy Oven Fajitas

I loved Tex-Mex food and this easy sheet pan Fajitas recipe looks super delicious!
On another note, I should have my new computer here and up and running by February. Woohoo! See you soon! xo

Adventures of a Food allergy dad

All of the taste, none of the cast iron skillet burns!

Easy Oven Fajitas (small)

I’ve said it before (in my world-famous fire-roasted salsa post): I love Mexican food. Specifically Tex-Mex, actually. Tacos, chimichangas, enchiladas… Despite being a born-and-raised Indiana boy, this is some of the best comfort food I can think of. I have noticed that every time we go to a Mexican restaurant, when the server walks through the dining room with the sizzling cast iron skillet of fajitas, every head turns and watches them go by, most saying, “ooooh, that looks good.”

With small kids in the house, a sizzling cast iron skillet isn’t always the wisest choice. So we find another way. These fajitas are simple and made in the oven, but will definitely pass the test.

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One of the best things about fajitas is the veggies. Sliced fresh bell peppers (or poblanos, if you are feeling a little extra chile-y)…

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Falafel Patties

I loved falafel so I’m making sure that all of you have a recipe. This would be great with my hummus recipe! xo

Cooking Is My Sport

How was everyone’s holiday? You get any good presents? Eat any good food?

I hope the answer to both of those questions is yes. You deserve both.

Here we are at the end of 2017, and I feel like this year just flew by. My cooking and baking schedule for December is almost always hectic as I’m busy putting together recipes and posts for the 12 Days of Christmas series I do every year on the blog. Then all at once the holiday comes, the bustle is over and everything is calm and lax.

A lot of us have a tendency to indulge in a whole lot of sweet and not so lean treats during the holidays that after a while may feel like a sugar overload. I certainly love my carbs and sweets and I’ll never give them up–but after a while I too find myself craving leaner foods…

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