Tag Archives: Spinach
June 13, 2022
Summer is fast approaching and one thing I look forward to eating more of is salads. There is something about a big bowl of leafy greens with all the fixings that screams summer. It’s a healthy meal and is light and refreshing on a hot day. You also don’t often feel like you overate with a salad, and you can customize the ingredients to match your tastes. I want to share 4 of my favorite salad recipes with you: BLT Chicken Chopped Salad Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad with Strawberries & Feta Doritos Taco Salad Spinach Salad with Fruit & Maple Dressing All are simple to make, delicious, and large enough to feed a family of 4. If you leave the dressing off, you can portion out the ingredients to have lunches prepared for the week or dinner a couple night during the week (just add the dressing when you are ready to serve). … Continue reading
March 27, 2022
Pan Seared Mediterranean Salmon is an easy meal that comes together (from prep-time to completion) in about 30 minutes – perfect for a weeknight meal! The salmon is pan seared, which gives you a big return on texture and flavor. The skin is crispy, and the center is tender and moist. Once you add the accompanying ingredients you have a burst of Mediterranean flavors. This meal doesn’t take a lot of effort to make but will taste like it came from a restaurant. The recipe can be found here. Start by heating 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the salmon filet(s) with salt and place in the hot pan, flesh side down (skin side up). Sear for 4-5 minutes. You want to season the salmon right before it goes in the skillet otherwise it will start to draw moisture out and leave you with some pretty dry fish to … Continue reading
February 5, 2020
Creamy Hummus Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes is something we tried recently. We both like pasta and we both like hummus, so why not try them together, right? It’s savory, delicious, and light. You’ll be satisfied without the heavy feeling of being too full. The hummus replaces traditional pasta sauce, so you have a creamy and slightly nutty flavored sauce. The sun dried tomatoes are roasted with garlic so they are tender and give off great flavor. This recipe is a winner in our house! The recipe can be found here. Start by bringing a large pot of water to a boil and cooking the pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining, then set the reserved water and noodles aside. In a large skillet, heat the sun dried tomato oil over medium heat. Add the sun dried tomatoes and garlic, and sauté for about … Continue reading
September 19, 2019
Do you ever ask your family what they want to for dinner and no one can agree on the perfect meal? That’s a common occurrence at my house too but recently I received a request for lasagna and thought it was a great suggestion…but what kind should I make? Andrew is more of a meat eater so I knew he would want a traditional lasagna, but I would prefer something more veggie based. Luckily, I have the perfect pan for the job, so I was able to accommodate both! ***Disclaimer – if you click on the link to any of the recipes listed in this post you will be directed to the full recipe. The recipes posted are for use in a 9×13 pan. Please reduce the recipe to 1/3 if you are using a similar 3-lasagna pan*** All of the recipes I’m going to share with you are delicious! … Continue reading
July 25, 2016
If Frank’s Red Hot sauce is one of your favorite pantry items, this recipe for Spicy Chicken Meatballs will instantly become a favorite meal! Although very simple to put together, the sauce has such depth of flavor your family may believe it took you hours to make such a delicious meal. When I suggest this for dinner, no one turns these meatballs down as an option for dinner when I suggest them. A side dish of Cilantro Lime Rice complements these meatballs well and a simple recipe to make as a side dish. This recipe is delicious as a main course but you can also use this recipe to make what we would call a Banh Meatball sandwich using a baguette, sliced in half and spread with mayo and mustard, a little carrot sliced matchstick size, sliced jalapeno,and cilantro leaves. One of my favorite foods is spinach artichoke dip so … Continue reading
April 11, 2015
The fresh wild Halibut filets in our stores right now are fabulous, Halibut is delicious whether baked, sautéed, grilled, or broiled and I can’t get enough of it! My personal favorite recipe is Halibut with Leeks and Spinach! The prep is easy and don’t count on having leftovers because there will be clean plates! One thing I do not enjoy when preparing fish is removing the skin from the fish and our staff at the chefs counter will remove the skin for you if you ask them. If you’re looking to spice things up try fresh Halibut in a fish taco and chunky guacamole of course! All of our recipes are on our website www.festivalfoods.net on our cooking page. Follow our Pinterest boards for more ideas! Explore. Cook. Create.
March 18, 2014
The snow is still falling but a sure sign that spring is upon us: first of the season fresh wild Halibut fillets will arrive in the stores tomorrow! Whether you bake, broil, grill, or poach this firm white fish it is delicious. One of our favorite Halibut recipes – Halibut with Leeks and Spinach If leeks and spinach aren’t your favorites, try the Halibut in some family friendly fish tacos.