Category Archives: Main Dish

Barbecue Crockpot Chicken

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Nothing says summer like barbecue chicken and potato salad, right?  We are getting whole chickens (free range) from our CSP right now and it is always fun to come up with new sauces to cook them in.   In April, I posted this recipe with homemade barbecue sauce.  This recipe is similar, but with some slight differences.  Prep time is minimal. Look for potato salad recipe as our next post.

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Butternut Coconut Pork Curry

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Another Sunday just passed – this one happened to be my only day off for the week, and was accompanied by decent weather (as in not raining all day).  Since it was my only opportunity in the past six days (and likely the next six days as well) to get anything done outside, I knew that I needed to take advantage of every minute I could.  At the same time, we had Karen’s parents coming over for dinner – so I needed to put something together that I could get started in the morning and forget about until right before it was time to eat.  In other words, it was a perfect day for the slow cooker!

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Moroccan Chicken

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The best part about having a slow cooker is that you can toss a bunch of ingredients into it in the morning, and when you get home you’ve got a tasty one-pot meal ready to eat.  This was exactly what I did this past Sunday, when I knew I’d be out running errands most of the day.

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Basil Roasted Chicken and Squash

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This recipe came about while we were recently on vacation in sunny Arizona (where we were able to get plenty of Vitamin D).  We had the opportunity to spend a week with Karen’s parents in a vacation condo – which afforded us the chance to cook our own meals instead of spending a week eating at restaurants.  We made a point to bring a handful of different spices with us, and then made a stop at the local grocery store as soon as we had checked into our condo to stock up the fridge.  After a lazy morning followed by an afternoon at the pool, we threw this together in just a short time (aside from the time in the oven).

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Bacon and Beef Frittata

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I got the inspiration for this recipe after talking with Adam at CrossFit Fort Vancouver.  We spend plenty of time talking about food as it is, of course, one of our favorite subjects.  I love to walk in and hear him say, ” We made (insert food dish here) last night and it was good!” I reply back excitedly, “Oh yeah?  How much of (insert meat, veggie, and/or spice here) did you put in?” His reply is ALWAYS, “well, we didn’t measure, we just threw together what sounded good. I brought some for my lunch. Want to try a bite?” I probably don’t need to tell you that my answer is ALWAYS a resounding, “Of course! Duh!” or something to that effect.  This gives me such a great feeling, not just the fact that I get to sample some food, but because experimenting, just throwing together what you think may taste great together, is a great measure of how far your own food knowledge has come.  Spending time in the kitchen has paid off.  Casey and I love to cook, it is true.  But, this honestly doesn’t seem to take as much time for us as it used to.  Yes, most of the time we are both in the kitchen cooking together which saves time and the more we learn, the more efficient we are.  Great food in less time.  Alas, you do not have to spend the time that we have.  Take advantage of our site.  We are happy to do the experimenting for you! I digress.

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Chicken Fajitas

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Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo – so what better recipe to post today than one inspired by the great flavors of Mexican and Southwest cuisine.  While purists may complain that fajita traditionally refers to a specific cut of beef, no one can argue that the word today has been broadened to include any number of meats seasoned, grilled, and mixed with sautéed bell peppers and onions and served with a healthy helping of guacamole.

This recipe needs to marinate overnight, so you’ll want to run out and get the ingredients today so that you can have these ready to serve at your fiesta tomorrow!

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Chicken-Fried Steak

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This is one of those great comfort foods which is most likely found on any typical American menu in the U.S.  I have this vision of a couple, back in the day, driving down Route 66 and stopping at a diner in the middle of nowhere where they can expect to find this listed at the top of the menu.

Interestingly, it has nothing to do with chicken.  It is also called pan-fried steak, which seems a bit more fitting I suppose, but doesn’t leave much to the imagination (um, how did they get “steak” from a “chicken”?).  I did forego the gravy for this particular meal.  I opted with a nice side of sauteed mushrooms (if you have not tried this, I highly suggest cooking some up, seriously, do it now. You will not regret it).

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