Main Dish

Sweet potato ravioli

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Filling

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • ½ tsp nutmeg

  • ½ tsp ground cloves

Pasta Dough

  • 3 cups flour

  • 4 eggs

  • 1/4 cup water

Basil Brown Butter Sauce

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (finely chopped)

Mexican Pozole

Posole - BECAUSE I LOVE IT!!!! 

Sous Vide Lemon-Thyme Chicken Thighs

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Lemon
  • Thyme Sprigs
  • Frying Oil

Instructions

  • Set the sous vide to 165f and let it warm up
  • Season chicken with salt, pepper, and place a lemon slice and sprig of thyme on each piece
  • Vacuum seal
  • Cook in water bath at 165 for 2 hours
  • Heat skillet with oil to hot AF
  • Unbag and dry chicken pieces. Discard thyme and lemon.
  • Sear on high heat, skin side down
  • Garnish with lemon slices and eat!

Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients

1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded Squash Spaghetti
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
3 tablespoons sliced black olives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Broccoli-Basil Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

1 small butternut, acorn, or other winter squash, peeled, seeded and cut into tiny chunks
olive oil
1 bunch of basil, stems removed
2 slices good brown bread, stale or dried out in the oven
1/2 a small head of broccoli (100 g / 3.5 oz), roughly chopped
4 tablespoons creme fraiche or sour cream
~ 1 3/4 cups / 3.5 oz / 100 g grated white cheddar cheese
~ 1 3/4 cups / 3.5 oz / 100 g grated gruyere cheese
a large handful of (yellow) cherry tomatoes
3 cups / 300 g dried (whole wheat) macaroni elbows

Thai Chicken Soup

Ingredients

2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
2 teaspoons red curry paste (such as Thai Kitchen)
1 (32-ounce) container fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
2 1/2 cups water
1 (13.5-ounce) can light coconut milk
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 6 limes)
3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
3/4 cup chopped green onions (about 5 onions)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Lime wedges

Country style pork ribs

Ingredients

1 (1 -2 lb) package country-style pork ribs
1⁄4 cup chopped onion
1⁄2 cup chopped celery
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon prepared mustard (yellow)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1⁄2 cup bottled chili sauce (Heinz)
1⁄4 teaspoon lemon juice
1⁄2 cup water

Indecision Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh sage
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus lemon wedges for serving
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp seeded mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ¼ cup [60 ml] extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ lb [680 g] boneless, skinless chicken thighs and/ or breasts

Directions

Spring Pasta with asparagus and peas

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • ½ pound English peas, shelled (about 1 cup), or 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 4 ounces asparagus, sliced diagonally 1/8-inch thick (1 cup)
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, sliced thin
  • 5 eggs, whisked, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish (2 ounces)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Mama Blechnoyvan's Pasties

For the Crust

  • 3 cups ice cold vegetable shortening or butter
  • 9 cups all purpose flour
  • Dash of salt
  • Ice cold water

For the Filling

  • 3 pounds of sirloin or round steak diced to 1/2" pieces (top sirloin, baby!)
  • 2 1/2 cups diced onions
  • 12 cups russet potatoes, peeled and diced to 1/2" pieces
  • 2 1/2 tablespools salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pat of butter for each pasty
  • Egg wash

Instructions

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