Tarragon Chicken and Sweet Pea Couscous

Nigella Lawson calls this French bistro food. I call it extraordinarily delicious!The recipe is built around tarragon, it's mild and delicate flavor is the star of the show. Tarragon is often described as being licorice or anise flavored and while the aroma is similar it has a distinct flavor … [Read more...]

Coconut Almond Crusted Chicken with Couscous

Coconut flakes and almonds come together to make the crusty coating on this delicious chicken. The crunchy and slightly sweet coating encases the chicken and to make it tender and juicy. The secret ingredient is curry powder. Just a little touch of it wakes the flavors right up. I had to sneak … [Read more...]

Sugar Snap Peas and Sweet Peas with Warm Chile Garlic Vinaigrette

Sugar snap peas and sweet peas collide in a burst of vibrant flavors with a warm garlic and chile pepper vinaigrette.While the peas steam a simple vinaigrette is made by heating olive oil with chopped garlic and Serrano chilies. Red wine vinegar is whisked in and then the whole magnificent … [Read more...]

Light Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp and Peas

This is a lightened up recipe for Alfredo sauce tossed with Spaghetti, shrimp and Peas. Most alfredo sauces call for using all cream; here I've swapped out some of the cream for whole milk. A little bit of cream goes a long way. This still retains that rich and creamy texture and flavor that I love … [Read more...]

Cottage Pie

This is a recipe for Cottage Pie - akin to Shepherd's Pie the only difference being it's made with beef instead of lamb. It's a one-dish meal that's layered in a casserole: beef first, followed by peas and corn, and then buttery garlic carrot mashed potatoes dolloped over top for the crust. It's … [Read more...]