Pork Tenderloin with Sauerkraut and Apples

I’m definitely in my cozy winter cooking mode and craving warm, comforting dishes. This cooked up quickly for a great weeknight dinner. I heated up a loaf of bread and cooked some carrots and dinner was done. 1 1lb pork tenderloin, cut into 8 pieces 1 cup sauerkraut sage 1 apple, cored and cut into … Read more

Parsnips and Apples

This fall dish would be perfect for Thanksgiving if you’re still looking for a side dish! It’s got lovely flavor from the apple and orange juice and the cinnamon warms it up. This is adapted from a recent recipe in Everyday Food Magazine. I large parsnip, peeled and sliced thinly 1 apple, peeled, cored and … Read more

Parslied Halibut

I used halibut in this dish, but any firm white fleshed fish will work. The parsley I used came from my bunch of parsley root, which I blogged about on my other food blog. 1 1/2 cups cooked rice 2 6-ounce halibut fillets 1/2 bunch parsley 1/8 small onion 1/4 cup light sour cream 1 … Read more

Rapini with Tuna, Chickpeas and Sundried Tomatoes

Rapini is also called broccoli rabe.  I love trying new and different veggies, so I was excited to give this a try. In this recipe, I’ve made it into a meal by including tuna and beans. Grate some Parmesan cheese over this if you like. Half bunch of rapini 1 can tuna in water, undrained … Read more

Rapping about Martha Wrap

I’m very familiar with Martha Stewart – I unofficially “apprenticed” myself to her for a year on my blog MarthaAndMe – so I have tried many Martha recipes, projects, and products. Martha, have you been reading my blog? Your new Martha Wrap seems to indicate you may have. Martha Wrap is a new product that … Read more

Salmon with Broccoli and Artichoke Hearts

Here’s a great little salmon dish that has lots of veggies and lots of flavor. And it’s incredibly easy to make in parchment! 1 salmon fillet (about 6 ounces) 1/2 cup cooked or frozen broccoli 1/2 cup frozen artichoke heart quarters, thawed 1/4 cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons ranch dressing salt and pepper 1 teaspoon … Read more

Kale and Ricotta in a Parchment Bag

I recently bought a package of Paper Chef Parchment Bags to try. These are bags made out of parchment designed for cooking. I loved the concept – just put the food in the bag and fold one end. I decided to try a new recipe for kale (serves 4) 3 cups packed kale leaves salt … Read more

Root Veggie Tian

It was a cold night and I was down in the dumps. The cure? Cozy, warm, fall comfort food. I put together this tian (which is kind of like a gratin, minus all the tons of butter and cream) and let it slowly cook in the oven. It came out perfectly – pretty and tasty. … Read more

Asparagus with Garlic Mayo

Asparagus is one my favorite vegetables to cook in parchment. It’s just the right size and it cooks perfectly. I made this for dinner the other night. It’s got the right balance of creaminess and lemon and the garlic gives it some punch. 1 bunch asparagus 1/3 cup light mayonnaise 3 garlic cloves, minced salt … Read more

Tilapia Florentine

From start to finish I had dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes with this really flavorful dish. For each packet: 1 tilapia filet (about 4-6 ounces) 2 arugula leaves, center rib removed 2 tablespoons diced tomato (canned or fresh) mixed with a pinch of sugar 1/4 teaspoon capers 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning … Read more