Monday, May 14, 2012

Grocery Bag

This week for dinner we have a mix of minimal prep, long simmering dishes with quick and easy recipes.  We are enjoying the first of our farmer's market produce!   Have a wonderful week.

Day One
Smothered pork from Madhur Jaffrey's Quick and Easy Indian Cooking
with cardamon rice and cabbage salad
This recipe doesn't require much active prep, but because it must simmer for about 1.5 hours, 
it is perfect to start in the late afternoon and let simmer until dinner time.  I really like Jaffrey's easy, flavorful recipes.

Day Two
Pasta with Vietnamese pesto from Vegetarian Planet
with snap peas and fruit salad
This is a easy and tasty homemade pesto.  
We add cubed tofu and snap peas to the pasta as it cooks for a hearty, one pot pasta dish.
Photo from What Lauren Eats
Recipe online at

Day Three
Mexican spaghetti from
with green salad and oranges
One of our favorites for a quick pasta night. The leftovers are awesome.
Photo and recipes from

Day Four
Pork with ginger-maple sauce from Cooking Light Magazine
with orzo pilaf and steamed peas 
Photo and recipe from

Day Five
Pasta salad with broccoli and peanuts from Everyday Food Magazine
with strawberry spinach salad
A tasty, quick way to end the week.
Photo and recipe from

Blessings on your kitchen this week!

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