Are you wondering what to do with all the spring peas at the markets and in the grocery stores? This is an Italian take on fried-rice but without all the fat. As with fried-rice it is best to use day old cooked rice but you can also make it with freshly cooked rice. You won’t really notice the difference. This is a great side dish with chicken or beef. It is also great on its own as a main dish.
One of the simplest meals to make on a weeknight or fun a weekend brunch is a Frittata. Similar to an omelet, Italian’s eat frittatas for most any meal or a quick snack. Anything can be added to a frittata but in this recipe I take advantage of fresh and seasonal asparagus paired with robust pancetta. In my mind everything tastes better with bacon, or in this case pancetta, but if you prefer the f
We were craving a creamy pasta dish but since we are cutting back on our calories I needed to look at the creamy craving a little differently. This recipe makes a creamy sauce without the cream using feta cheese to trick your palate into thinking you are eating a decadent pasta dish but without all the fat. The jarred roasted red peppers make this a snap to put together on a weeknight. My son coul
Sunday: Happy Mother’s Day: Grilled Rib Eye Monday: Grilled Chicken and Tomatoes with Spring Onion Vinaigrette Tuesday: Asparagus and Lemon Tortelini Wednesday: Grilled Chicken with Shallot Sauce Thursday: Soy Ginger Chicken Kebabs Friday: Left-overs Saturday: Your Choice © 2013, A Family that Eats Together. All recipes and posts are property of A Family that Eats Together and are provi
I have fallen in love with grilling over all different kinds of woods, which impart their smoky goodness into meats. In this recipe, I have used Apple Wood on my gas grill (because I am too lazy to use a non-gas grill). It is really simple. All you need to do is soak the wood for 30 minutes prior to grilling. Then lay them down over hot lava rock* which is usually placed at the bottom of gas grill
Last week we spoke about quick and easy vegetable recipes, one of our favorites being Snow Peas with Burrata. This grilled chicken is a perfect main dish to go along with that side dish to make a quick and easy but outstanding weeknight dinner.
This simple sauce is a perfect companion for chicken, fish and vegetables. In a matter of minutes this quick and easy sauce can be made for weeknight dinners or a dinner party.
Do you want to take boring boneless, skinless chicken breasts and make them amazing? This is a quick and easy weeknight recipe you will love! In a matter of minutes you will have dinner on the table and everyone will be clamoring for more.
Sunday: Happy Cinco de Mayo! Carne Asada Tacos La Taqueria Style Monday: Braised Chicken with Kale Tuesday: Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Goat Cheese, Spinach and Sun-dried Tomatoes Wednesday: Skirt Steak Salad with Chimichurri Dressing Thursday: Farfalle with Artichokes, Fennel and Sweet Sausage Friday: Left-overs Saturday: Your Choice © 2013, A Family that Eats Together. All recipes and pos
This has been my go-to recipe for many years. I make this green bean recipe for dinner party’s, holidays and for an easy side dish on a weeknight. It can easily be made vegetarian by just leaving out the pancetta but if you are a pig fanatic like me you will love it with the pancetta and who doesn’t love bacon in any form?
The sweetness of baby carrots and balsamic is divine. Making them oven-roasted is perfection. It is hard to resist these nuggets of goodness which are perfect as a side dish, in a salad or alone as a main course.
This might sound complex but it is quick and easy recipe that takes little work. We love to dip our lightly sautéed snow peas in the creamy Burrata which make it fun finger food for the kids. Burrata is an Italian specialty cheese that is most similar to fresh buffalo mozzarella and cream cheese combined together. The earthiness of the snow peas is subdued by the creaminess of the Burrata and the
This week starts off with a week of our favorite quick and easy vegetable side dishes. We have never really been fans of simple steamed vegetables. We prefer our vegetables with a little finesse. With little effort this simple side dish is perfect for most meats and great atop a salad or grilled bread. Double or triple this recipe for more as needed.
Spring Onions are everywhere in the spring. Inspired by them, this vinaigrette is sweet from the onion and incredibly flavorful. It can be used to dress a salad, pour over grilled vegetables or drizzled on chicken and fish. The options are limitless.
Sunday: Grilled Hamburgers on Boston Lettuce with Caramelized Onions Monday: Tostada al Pastor Tuesday: Carne Asada Tacos with Salsa Borracha (Drunken Salsa) Wednesday: Tuscan Grilled Chicken, Fennel and Onions Thursday: Orecchiette with Italian Sausage and Artichokes Friday: Left-overs Saturday: Your Choice © 2013, A Family that Eats Together. All recipes and posts are property of A Fam
If you love the sweet taste of fennel you will love this recipe. Fennel scented three times over, this grilled chicken recipe is alluring and reminiscent of a typical Tuscan dinner. Not only is this a quick, easy and healthy recipe but also it is perfect for the grill on a warm summer night.
This is a quick Sunday night dinner in our house. There is something about it that suggests eating Al Fresco with a lovely bottle of Viognier. It is ideal for a summer night’s dinner or any time of the year since the artichokes are frozen. I love fresh artichokes but I don’t have the patience or time to prep them. If you are up to the task then fresh artichokes would be perfect too.
It was so warm today that grilling burgers was almost mandatory for dinner. Since we, as a family, have limited our carb intake to loose some weight, I created these burgers open-faced over Boston lettuce leaves. This is so delicious that no one will miss the hamburger buns. Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook...
Sunday: Swordfish Peperonata Monday: Healthy Oven-Fried Chicken in a Bucket Tuesday: Crunchy Vietnamese Chicken Salad Wednesday: Grilled Fish Tacos Thursday: Tofu and Asparagus in Black Bean Sauce Friday: Left-overs Saturday: Your Choice © 2013, A Family that Eats Together. All recipes and posts are property of A Family that Eats Together and are provided for other’s to enjoy....
We ordered out Chinese food this past weekend and since asparagus is in season we ate chicken with asparagus in a black bean sauce. As I was eating it, I thought about how easy it would be to recreate this recipe but with tofu. As with almost all my tofu recipes, I bake my tofu so that I get a chewy outside and soft inside, which is similar to fried tofu without all the fat. Not only is this recip
Wondering what to do with the left over chicken from last night? The crunchy chicken from last night is perfect companion for the soft noodles, crunchy vegetables and sweet and tangy dressing in this Vietnamese salad. Mixed with the herbs this salad is a taste sensation. If you don't think your kids will eat a Vietnamese salad try giving them the salad with my homemade ranch dressing (recipe inclu
We love to have dinners where we eat everything with our fingers. Chicken in a bucket is a great start to what can be a fun and silly dinner the whole family will love. This oven-fried chicken is so great you won't miss any of the fat from traditional fried chicken. The ground almonds closely attach to the chicken to make a sweet crust around it while the panko give the chicken that extra crispy c
My family loves my Peperonata sauce recipe. There seems like there is nothing it can’t go on to make an amazing dish with little effort. When I found fresh Swordfish at the market this weekend I was excited to do something with it that capitalized on it and the fresh vegetables I found. This sauce can be used on any meat or vegetable but in this recipe, I love how the meaty texture of the swordfis
We just returned from Hawaii and while we were there we had been making a point to eat fresh fish everyday. Up until this point, fish of any sort was a challenge to get my son to eat but after two weeks of eating off Fish Taco trucks on the beaches of Maui, we have turned a corner and I am happy to say that sitting on the beach eating fish tacos was just what we needed to curb the perpetual “no” I
Sunday: Vegetarian Asparagus Carbonata Monday: Shaking Beef with Asparagus Tuesday: 3 cup Chicken with Garlic Spinach Wednesday: Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Dijon Herb Sauce Thursday: Tortilla Soup Friday: Left-overs Saturday: Your choice © 2013, A Family that Eats Together. All recipes and posts are property of A Family that Eats Together and are provided for other’s to enjoy. All rig
Truth be told, I needed to clean out my refrigerator and having to make with what I had, this turned out great. This is a typical Parmesan Chicken recipe but without breadcrumbs and you will never miss them! Recently, I had bought some barely ripe tomatoes in hopes that they would ripen on my counter but since that was taking longer than it should, I oven roasted them with salt and olive oil to yi
Sunday: Rosemary Garlic Lamb Chops with Asparagus Monday: Caprese Hamburger Tuesday: Pork Tinga Wednesday: Grilled Thai Chicken with Asparagus Thursday: Healthy Chicken Pot Pie with a Light Crust Friday: Left-overs Saturday: Your choice © 2013, A Family that Eats Together. All recipes and posts are property of A Family that Eats Together and are provided for other’s to enjoy. All rights
Are you looking for a quick and easy recipe for Easter that will impress your family and friends? Not only is this recipe healthy but your whole family will love it. The result is tender lamb with a savory and fragrant rosemary-garlic oil. This recipe can easily be doubled for larger groups of people. Serve with your favorite couscous.
Chicken Breasts can get really boring on the grill but when you use a great marinade to spice up the flavors the result is something spectacular. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for any weeknight dinner. In this case, I grilled asparagus along with the chicken but I recommend picking your favorite in-season vegetable.
It is getting warmer and I am already thinking about summertime and luscious summer tomatoes. Since it isn't quite summer yet, this recipe uses cherry tomatoes by tossing them with good extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to draw out even more sweetness. In an effort to make the regular hamburger more interesting, I have taken our love for Caprese in any form and made Caprese hamburgers. The b
Pork Tinga in its most basic form is slow cooked pork. What makes it special is the combination of spices and meats that make it aromatic and so flavorful. We ate this as soft tacos with Mexican crema, avocado and Cotija cheese, but you can let your imagination run wild and use all your favorite sides for tacos. As I was cooking this, my neighbors came by asking what was cooking because the aromas
Sunday: Lavender Roasted Chicken with Roasted Spring Carrots and Fennel Monday: Mexican Lettuce Cups Tuesday: Gnocchi with Italian Sausage, Kale and Chanterelle Mushrooms Wednesday: Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Goat Cheese, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Thursday: Pork Larb Lettuce Wraps © 2013, A Family that Eats Together. All recipes and posts are property of A Family...
Mexican food is a favorite around our house so much so that I am constantly looking for new ways to reinvent it for dinner. This is not only a quick and easy recipe for a weeknight dinner, but can be adapted to fit everyone in the family by offering them their favorite taco toppings. The use of marinated chicken thighs, gives the meal a juicy and intensely flavorful touch. I even made extra chicke
One of our favorite Thai take out dishes is Larb salad. Originally a dish of Laos, many Thai restaurants serve this dish due to the heavy influence of Laotians in Northern Thailand. Larb is just another way of saying ground or minced meat in a salad. You are probably thinking this is too far off the radar for kids but as with many dishes it is easy to introduce kids to the flavors of this dish by
Sunday: Guinness and Onion Soup with Irish Cheddar Croutons Monday: Pesce Allacqua Pazza aka Fish in Crazy Water Tuesday: Braised Chicken with Kale Wednesday: Korean Sizzling Beef with Green Beans and Rice Thursday: The Ultimate Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Friday: Left Overs Saturday: Your Choice © 2013, A Family that Eats Together. All recipes and posts are property...
This is an old family recipe originating on the shores of southern Italy. It is simplicity at its best. If you can find ripe tomatoes use those as a substitute to canned plum tomatoes. This is one of those recipes where if your family doesn’t like fish they will love it after they eat this meal. With the kids, have them dunk their bread in the sauce first to get the taste of the salty tomato sauce
One-pot dishes are my favorite as a busy mom especially when they have a hearty vegetable that I really want my family to eat. This is a quick and easy meal that is not only healthy and nutritious but a great meal to whip up on any weeknight.
Sunday: Roasted Chicken Thighs and Asparagus Monday: Spiced Rubbed Chicken Tenders with a Cilantro (no cheese) Pesto Tuesday: Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing and Avocado Wednesday: Breadless Braised Meatballs with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Ricotta Cheese Thursday: Coconut Chicken Friday: Left Overs Saturday: Your Choice © 2013, A Family that Eats Together. All recipes and posts are...
My son looked at me skeptically when he saw me cooking this dish. It was when I turned on the food processor to make the pesto his skepticism ended and curiosity peeked as he helped me load it full of fresh herbs and nuts. We like spice and the heat it creates in our meals but I understand those who are weary of it with little ones. The combination of the chicken with the pesto creates a cooling a
It’s been so warm lately that we have been thinking about how summer is just around the corner. There is no time to loose when we think about how we are going to squeeze back in our bathing suits. So, for the next month we will be working on delicious and low fat recipes to get us bikini ready. In this recipe, tender white meat chicken tenders are quickly braised in coconut milk. We love the use o
Spring is about to be sprung and Asparagus is coming up everywhere. Why not trying one of our favorite dishes - Roasted Chicken Thighs and simply add roasted Asparagus to it. Just place trimmed fresh Asparagus on a baking sheet. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over top and season with salt and pepper. Place the asparagus in the oven for the last 7 minutes of cooking with the chicken. Voila! Dinner
Sunday: Roast Chicken and Vegetables Monday: Farfalle with Artichokes, Fennel and Sweet Sausage Tuesday: Rotisserie Vietnamese Chicken Sandwich (Banh Mi) Wednesday: 3 cup Chicken wit Garlic Spinach Thursday: Shaking Beef with Asparagus and Rice Friday: Left Overs Saturday: Your Choice © 2013, A Family that Eats Together. All recipes and posts are property of A Family that Eats Together and a
Sunday: Filet Mignon with Homemade Ricotta Crustini and Arugula Salad Monday: Chicken Meatball Soup Tuesday: Tom Kha Gai Soup Wednesday: Beef and Bok Choy Stir Fry Thursday: The Best Cold Chaser Vegetable Soup Friday: Left Overs Saturday: Your Choice © 2013, A Family that Eats Together. All recipes and posts are property of A Family that Eats...
A stir-fry has to be one of the quickest and easiest meals to make on a weeknight. Not only are they packed with flavor, but you can easily add vegetables your family likes or test out new ones on your kids in a more kid friendly way. This stir-fry is mild but is rich in Asian flavors from the aromatic sesame oil to the spicy and tangy ginger/garlic combination.
Lately, I have been inspired to make my own cheese. Since Ricotta has to be the simplest of the bunch, I thought it would be fun to tackle it first. It is not only easy to make but a fun activity to do with your kids. My son is fascinated by the curds and whey separating and the cheese forming right before his eyes. So, when I embarked on this recipe for ricotta, I knew I needed to make something
Sunday: Lavender Roasted Chicken with Roasted Spring Carrots and Fennel Monday: Quick and Easy Thai Beef Cuury Tuesday: Healthy General Tso’s Chickcn Wednesday: Italian Paella Thursday: Healthy, Quick and Easy Grilled Pork Loin with Vietnamese Noodle Salad Friday: Left Overs Saturday: Your Choice © 2013, A Family that Eats Together. All recipes and posts are property of...
It was our turn to plan our playgroup playdate this week so; I thought it would be fun to have the kids bake Moelleux au Chocolat with us for Valentine’s Day. Short of roses, nothing says Valentine’s like chocolate, right?…So, with a little prep work we got the kids setup in their superhero costumes and aprons to help with some kid safe cooking. I can’t recommend cooking with your kids and even th
I find Chinese cuisine is a fun and tasty way to introduce new flavors to children and expand their repertoire of foods they might not normally eat. General Tso’s Chicken is a popular American created Chinese dish served in many Chinese restaurants. In most cases, it is deep-fried which gives it that succulent and tasty flavor but I have been inspired to make everything we eat healthier. So, I was
Lavender is just one of those smells that gently suggests bliss to me. I love it in many dishes especially ice cream but when I ran across this recipe, I thought “of course” it would be just perfect with roast chicken. The French use lavender in their Provencal dishes all the time; why not make it the star ingredient? In this effortless dish, lavender transforms the chicken into something unique a
Sunday: Healthy Chicken Pot Pie with a Light Crust Monday: Beer and Chipotle -Battered Fish Tacos Tuesday: Sesame Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry Wednesday: Steak Sandwich with Avocado and Balsamic Onions Thursday: Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Goat Cheese, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Friday: Left Overs Saturday: Your Choice © 2013, A Family that Eats Together. All recipes and...