This is another one of those cleaning out the fridge recipes. I had this grand plan to make someone else’s goat cheese pasta recipe, but then it was the end of the week… and I was tired… So instead, I decided to challenge myself to generate a different pasta recipe with that goat cheese, using as many fridge ingredients as possible and as few dishes as possible. I’d heard about those one-pot pasta recipes and can totally understand the appeal but have always been concerned about the quality of the final product. This recipe isn’t quite to the level of dump everything in a pot and forget it, but it does only dirty the one pot, and it came out really tasty! I’ll call that a win!
This recipe in a COMBINATION of two things I’ve been wanting to do for a while: try my hand at homemade dumplings and use up some leftover rotisserie chicken I had in my freezer. I love eating dumplings and they’re so beautiful – forming them was just like one of my craft projects. They’re also great because you can make a ton at once and freeze them for future meals. Now that I have the technique down, I’ll be doing this much more often!
Ahhhh pizza. This is not my first pizza recipe on this site and it won’t be my last. It’s just so versatile and easy, I find myself relying on it when I can’t think of what to make, especially when I have a bunch of odds and ends left over in the fridge. Today, I go for a pesto sauce – one of my favorites, and try the whole salad on top of pizza thing that has been popular for a while.
This is another dish that came out of my Random Number Generator game. The page was shrimp, and since summer is definitely upon us I wanted to make a light salad with the flavors of a ceviche. Ceviche is a Latin American dish usually prepared by curing raw fish or shrimp in citrus juice – somewhere between sushi and actually cooking the fish. However, I just went ahead and cooked the shrimp to avoid the hassle. The addition of corn, avocado, red onion, lime, and chili powder really made it seem like ceviche and the beans and spinach stretched it into a full meal.
I recently got back from my first trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, and in addition to all the bicycles, Scandinavian architecture, and Vikings, I found they have some of the best food I’ve ever had. While much of that food is modern Nordic cuisine (as prepared by Michelin star restaurants that later get featured in Netflix shows), you don’t have to spend 3000DKK to have a great meal. One of my favorites was picking up a hot dog (or two) at one of the ubiquitous pølser (Danish for sausages) carts. When I returned home, I knew I had to recreate them for myself.
Grain bowls are really popular these days, and for good reason. They’re hearty, there are a million different permutations of ingredients, and if you add enough vegetables they can be really healthy. I do not make a lot of grain bowls but I would like to get better at it. This one uses rotisserie chicken, which is one of my favorite grocery store items for when I just can’t right now.
With the warmer weather, all I want to do is eat fruit and lie on a lawn chair drinking cocktails. Which is probably why this post is late… In case you can’t spend all your time doing that, here’s a cocktail that reminds me of summer block party desserts, relying on a classic combination of nectarines and bourbon.