Posts Tagged ‘cilantro’

Edamame Scallion Cilantro Salad

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Edamame Scallion Cilantro Salad

Edamame Scallion Cilantro Salad

Edamame Scallion Cilantro Salad

This is a simple salad with an Asian flair, easy to prepare at the last minute or ahead of time.  Toasted sesame oil is not necessary, but definitely adds a unique flavor.  The coarse sea salt adds texture and makes the flavors pop.
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Cilantro Pepita Pesto

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Cilantro Pepita Pesto

Cilantro Pepita Pesto

Cilantro Pepita Pesto

Here’s a slight twist on traditional Italian Genovese Pesto.  Cilantro is used in place of basil.  Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) are used in place of pinenuts.
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One Week Meal Plan

Friday, February 18th, 2011
Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta and Pecans

Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta and Pecans

Meal Plan

A new lunch and dinner meal plan for one week, for two people.  If you are cooking for more you can easily double the ingredients/recipes.   Leftovers are utilized for lunch.  The chicken leftovers cooked on Sunday are used in two other recipes later in the week, so make sure to portion it out.  Links to the recipes are included.
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Cashew Chicken with Cilantro Sauce

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
Cashew Chicken with Cilantro Sauce on Rice

Cashew Chicken with Cilantro Sauce on Rice

Cashew Chicken with Cilantro Sauce

Adapted from 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer

After checking this book out of the library last year and reading through some of the recipes, I knew it was a book to own.  I like to check cookbooks out of a library before buying them to make sure I will use them.  In the end, if I know I will cook from the book, I prefer to buy it.  For me, cookbooks are a bit difficult to only use from the library.  Especially large, in depth books.  660 Curries, for instance, has many new spices for me, so I need to plan in advance for these recipes, at least until I’ve become more familiar with the cuisine, spices, and usage.
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Cilantro and Orange Scented Red Lentil Soup

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Cilantro and Orange Scented Red Lentil Soup

Cilantro and Orange Scented Red Lentil Soup

Adapted from The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper

While flipping through The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper, this soup caught my attention because it’s a twist on how I usually think to prepare lentils.  (more…)

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