Tagged: cooking for two

Swordfish with Aloha Rice and Vegetables is a recipe from Dish-y.com for the Ninja Cooking System. Make an entire healthy meal in the cooker with only one pot to clean! 0

Swordfish with Aloha Rice and Vegetables

Now that I can eat swordfish again (not pregnant any more!), I’ve been thinking about ways that I can make an entire swordfish dinner in this Ninja Cooking System that I love, love, love. Swordfish reminds me of the ocean, and the ocean reminds me of Hawaii. Aloha! Then it hit me! Let’s warm up the last leg of winter with the welcoming flavors of the Pacific. I can feel the sunshine on my face already. (I’ve got a little work to do before getting into a bikini and letting said sunshine hit my belly…) This was the recipe that...

Smoked Sausage, Potatoes and Cabbage with Mustard Sauce is an extremely easy dinner when made in the Ninja Cooking System. This quick meal is on the table in 30 minutes flat. 0

Smoked Sausage, Potatoes and Cabbage with Mustard Sauce

Smoked Sausage,  Potatoes and Cabbage is an extremely easy dinner I’ve been making for quite some time. I’ve made it in the slow cooker, in the oven, and even on the stove top. There’s a good reason I turned it into a meal made in the Ninja Cooking System. It’s because every bit of surface area in the Ninja Cooking System is a cooking surface. I like to give the potatoes and cabbage a quick sear on the cut sides to start the caramelization process. It yields a deeper flavor, especially if you use a good quality fat like bacon grease or...

Coconut Curry Salmon with Zucchini Noodles Recipe from Dish-y.com 0

Coconut Curry Salmon with Zucchini Noodles

I developed the recipe for Coconut Curry Salmon with Zucchini Noodles for the Ninja Cooking System. One of my favorite dishes to order from our local Thai restaurant is Yellow Curry with chicken. I also make it at home, and load it with carrots, onions and potatoes. Delicious. Such a great comfort food dish. Of course, since it’s the beginning of the year, I’m on a kick to integrate more healthy dishes into our lineup. My focus is on getting more fresh vegetables (preferably green) and whole grains. But really, this is nothing new for me, I am just in...

Low Country Steamer 0

Low Country Steamer for the Ninja Cooking System

I may not be from the “low country,” but I did live in Nashville for 6 years. I have a great appreciation for Southern cooking. It’s delicious. The South made quite an impression on me in the little time I was there. Here’s a quick list of wonderful things that I picked up once I moved south of the Mason-Dixon line: My husband A tolerance for spicy food A tolerance (ok, a liking!) for country music Red cowgirl boots Lifelong friendships with several gorgeous Southern belles An understanding of football It was Tim McGraw. Real Good Man. That was the song that broke...

Basic Bread Stuffing for Two 0

Basic Bread Stuffing for Two

The world needs a solid recipe for basic bread stuffing for two. I’ll tell you why. Cooking a grand traditional Thanksgiving feast for only a few people can be challenging, because most traditional recipes are written for times when you’re cooking for more than two people. I used to live over 4 hours away from my family, and I worked a job that required me to choose time off for only one holiday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Christmas always won that battle, and I was left a few times celebrating Thanksgiving with a friend or two who was in the...

101 Small Plate Ideas to Make at Home 6

101 Small Plate Ideas to Make at Home

Small plates are my new favorite thing. If they are Spanish in nature, they’re called Tapas. Tapas were essentially my first exposure to the concept of making a bunch of small plates into a meal. And I’ve been developing a love affair with small plates ever since. Now that Rob and I have a kid (and a second one on the way!), we’ve been doing more at-home date nights. One of my favorite ways to make an at-home date night feel special is to make a bunch of small plates that we can share. At first, I started out with...

Favorite recipes for October 2014 0

Michelle’s Monthly Favorite Recipes for October 2014

Need some new recipe ideas? I’ve always got my eye out for the next big thing. I also use the MealBoard app for efficient meal planning, and I surf many of the sites that connect and import directly through the MealBoard app. These are some of my recent favorite recipes, and I’m giving a review about what I like, what I didn’t like, and how I adjusted. Favorite Recipes This Month Apple, Sage and Turkey Meatloaf WholeFoodsMarket.com This recipe is fresh Fall flavor to the max. Sage always reminds me of Thanksgiving stuffing, and I’ve probably typecasted sage as a...

BBQ Chicken Nachos Cooking For Two 0

BBQ Chicken Nachos Recipe | Cooking for Two

Cooper typically eats his dinner a couple hours before we’re usually ready, so I’m still at a point in life where I am mainly cooking for two. This can be challenging since many recipes serve more than two people. Many times I can easily take care of recipe scaling adjustments by using the MealBoard app. But my other challenge is finding a good balance between the clean foods that I want to eat and the types of food that my husband gets excited about eating. Many times, this ends with me writing my own recipe. And that’s how BBQ Chicken...

Firecracker Chicken Stuffed Potatoes Recipe 0

Firecracker Chicken Stuffed Potatoes Recipe | Easy Dinner for Two

I love super easy dinner recipes. Even though cooking is by far my favorite functional hobby of sorts, I have plenty of days when spending an hour in the kitchen is less than appetizing. I mentioned stuffed potatoes in my Easy Dinner Ideas article last month, because stuffing a potato is a great way to get all your food groups packed into one simple and delicious dish. The Firecracker Chicken Stuffed Potatoes recipe is a great new easy dinner recipe for two people. My inspiration for this Firecracker Chicken Stuffed Potatoes recipe came from the deep fried jalapeño bottle caps...