As a chef, I love nothing more than bringing family and friends around the dinner table for a home-cooked meal. And eating together doesn’t have to be a big to-do.
Choosing the freshest seasonal ingredients and using them in unique ways is easier than you may think. From a one-skillet vegetable paella, to a Southwestern spin on a quick shepherd’s pie, to a turkey–cheddar melt with crisp fall apples, cooking simple, healthy meals for your family is within your reach.
This is one of my favorite dishes to make during local corn season. I know that you can get commercially grown corn any time of the year now, but I prefer seasonal local sweet corn for a few reasons. It’s one of my total “trigger” foods. These key ingredients release...read more
Serves: 8 / Serving Size: 1/8 recipe Spice rubs are simple to make in a blender and keep for weeks refrigerated. This wet rub is a rich, ruby color with deep complex spicy flavors of Korean chili, Matcha tea, and lime. This rub is wonderful on seafood, meat, poultry,...read more
INGREDIENTS: 1 head broccoli cut into florets 1 tablespoon dark roasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon Monster mash (see sub recipe below) 1 teaspoon kosher or Maldon sea salt METHOD: Steam broccoli florets for 45 seconds to 1 minute and immediately shock in ice water. Drain...read more
2 tbsp. Meijer Classic olive oil, divided (NuVal® Score: 11) 1 cup chopped Spanish onion (NuVal® Score: 93) 1 cup chopped green bell pepper (NuVal® Score: 96) 1 tsp. McCormick® ground Cumin 1 tsp. McCormick® ground oregano 2 tsp. McCormick® smoked Paprika, divided...read more
1 tbsp. Meijer Classic olive oil (NuVal® Score: 11) 2 garlic cloves, minced (NuVal® Score: 91) 2 cups chopped Spanish onion (NuVal® Score: 93) 1 cup chopped celery (NuVal® Score: 96) ¾ cup red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced (NuVal® Score: 96) ¾ cup green...read more
Frozen stir-fry mixes and frozen shelled edamame save prep time and don't require thawing. The slightly sweet and nutty stir-fried vegetables complement the delicately flavored chicken. You can serve this over udon noodles or rice stick noodles instead of rice. Yield...read more
Traditional Moroccan tagines consist of meat or poultry stewed with spices and vegetables. This version features lentils slow-simmered with aromatic spices and winter vegetables. Although the ingredient list is long, the preparation is simple. Yield 8 servings...read more
Yield 6 servings Ingredients Good, Solid Recipe 1 pound uncooked orecchiette ("little ears" pasta) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Cooking spray 3 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1...read more
Yield 2 3/4 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup) Ingredients 1 (16-ounce) carton plain fat-free yogurt 1 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber 1 cup chopped seeded tomato 1/2 cup minced red onion 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt...read more
Yield 3 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup) Ingredients 1 cup diced tomato 1 cup diced zucchini 1/2 cup chopped drained canned artichoke hearts 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 1/3 cup diced bottled roasted red bell peppers 1/4 cup minced onion 2 tablespoons chopped pitted...read more
Just in time for July 4th… this new book contains not only my personal grill favorites collected from around the globe, but several recipes which I have adapted from the many prepared food service programs I develop for large supermarket chains. My publisher has...read more
It's Father's Day… NOT your typical meat and potatoes for this special day. SERVES: 4 SERVING SIZE: 1⁄4 recipe Authentic and served with almost every entrée when in Greece, this dish is one of my favorite side dishes to serve with grilled meats, poultry, and seafood....read more
Spicy, zesty, full of intense palate pleasing taste and aroma, this tropical stew will please everyone. Make a double batch and enjoy it all week. Serves 4 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ginger root, fresh minced 1...read more
1/2 cup (2 ounces) reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup nonfat buttermilk 1 (10–ounce) package frozen cream-style corn, thawed 1 (8 1/2–ounce) package corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy) 1 (4.5–ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained 1/4 cup unsalted pumpkinseed...read more