20-Minute BBQ Tempeh


If you’re on a bit of a health kick this year, you might be wondering how you can continue eating all your favorite foods without damaging your body. Most people think that eating delicious and healthy food is impossible. But that’s not true. You just have to get good at cooking. 

This ten-minute BBQ tempeh recipe is a case in point. It mimics the experience of BBQ ribs, but without all the fat and sugar that makes it so unhealthy. And the best bit: it still tastes pretty good. 

For those of you who don’t know, tempeh is a type of unrefined tofu. It’s not as squidgy as the original, and it offers a heck of a lot more flavor. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll want more of it. 

You shouldn’t go into this recipe believing that you’re going to get something that feels exactly like pork ribs. That’s just not possible with a product made of beans. Instead, see it as a new kind of dish. If you don’t like it, you can always go back to meat in the future. 

So how do you make it? Continue reading

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Malaysian Coconut Chicken Curry and Rice


 I love chicken and rice. It seems every country has a version of it and I’m loving finding some of the delicious ideas. I had a dish similar to this one and played with the idea.

There are many types of curry, but the three basics are; red (made with several red chilis and galangal, a type of ginger), green (green chilis, lime leaves and basil) and, as this recipe uses, yellow curry (turmeric, coriander, cumin, lemon grass and red chilis).

A lot of the flavors in the yellow curry paste are similar to those in Malaysian cooking. This is why I call it Malaysian Curry.

The chicken is marinated and then braised and served over rice. The combinations satisfies the senses. For instance, the fragrance of the cumin and coriander waft to you nose as the brightness of the chilis and lemongrass burst in your mouth.

And it’s easy to make! Now get everything ready and give it a try! Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #297


Hard to believe we are now one week into 2021. So many things have happened in this week that give pause for reflection. It’s been cold and rainy here and hard to even get outside. So I’m trying to stay positive and look to the future. I’m planning my garden beds! Can’t wait to use some of my veggies in recipes!

What are you doing to keep you mind in the realm of positive and productive? What makes you happy in these crazy, dark days? Take a deep breath. We’re here to help with one thing. Check it out – you can figure out…

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  This is the home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~ And we want yours!

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many as four of  YOUR OWN RECIPES you haven’t shared in the last month!

               Remember, be sure there is an edible recipe in your post. Please DO NOT link to Etsy or other sales sites. DO NOT link posts that simply mention food. 

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week (and not just for dinner!). You pick the winners just by visiting the page! 

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 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers. Show us your favorite by visiting their site – and next week might be you! It doesn’t have to be just for dinner. 

Side Note: In order to be featured we must be able to copy your pictures to the post. We were unable to feature a couple of great recipes – Darn!!

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Rustic Potato Soup


I love fall and winter because it’s soup season. Who doesn’t find a warm bowl of soup satisfying and comforting?

rustic potato soup

This rustic soup is packed with creamy potatoes, spicy sausage and delicious vegetables. It doesn’t take long to prepare either so it’s great for a cold weeknight. Add some warm bread on the side and enjoy! Continue reading

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National Spaghetti Day (A Day Late) – Brown Garlic Spaghetti


Yesterday was National Spaghetti day and this post was supposed to go out yesterday. Unfortunately, as some of you may have noticed, I had a little trouble. There was a “template” post that was posted, twice, in error. I gave up – SO – today is National Spaghetti Day a Day Late!

So what is Spaghetti Day? Many people immediately think of that rich red tomato sauce packed with herbs and garlic with or without meatballs as spaghetti. But spaghetti refers to the pasta. Those long, skinny string like noodles that we use with that sauce. And today is the day to celebrate this versatile ingredient.

But spaghetti isn’t just Italian! Those long stringy noodles were eaten all over Europe and Asia and served with a traditional sauce or broth.

Here is an easy, bursting with flavor side dish of spaghetti and garlic.

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