Steelhead With Honey & Garlic Glaze

I’ve always been confused about steelhead…is it a trout or a salmon? Some people call it steelhead rainbow trout and others call its steelhead Salmon. I asked the fish guy at the grocery store and he said that steelhead thinks its a salmon…it lives in the sea and goes back to the river to spawn….

Thai-Inspired Mackerel

I’m not much of a fish eater, especially salt-water fish. I grew up eating lots of perch and catfish that my dad caught and we rarely bought fish in the store, other than Gordon’s Fish Sticks. So, when my husband said he wished we ate more fish, I looked to see what was available…and cheap…from…

Candied Pork Belly with Succotash Fricassee

I just bought half a hog from a local farmer and one of the cuts I requested was pork belly. This is one of the most succulent cuts of a pig and very hard to find unless you special order it. I had never prepared it, but have eaten it at a local restaurant called…

Sausage & Penne Stew

This is my own recipe that I created many years ago….great for a cold, winter’s night! Ingredients 1 pkg. Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage, cut into bit-size slices 1/3 box penne pasta (I like the whole wheat variety, but you can use gluten-free) 1 cup fresh broccoli 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1 8-oz. can chopped tomatoes…

Fall Mushrooms

I love mushrooms! And this time of year, I try to use as many mushrooms in my recipes as possible. Last Friday night, I participated in a community kitchen where all the recipes involved mushrooms. This weekend, I’m attending a mushroom weekend held by The Mountaineers and the Puget Sound Mycological Society. It involves lectures,…

Gluten-Free Pork Lo Mein

I had no idea what I was going to do with the pork tenderloin I had thawed out for dinner, so I started looking through my refrigerator to see what ingredients I had on hand. I found some vegetables and then remembered that I just got a box of Ancient Grains quinoa linguine. Here’s what…

Tofu Scramble

Breakfast is the hardest meal for me. I’m lazy about cooking anything early in the morning, which means I often don’t eat much, making it that much harder to lose weight. This morning, I decided to try making a tofu scramble since I can’t tolerate eggs. It never really sounded appealing to me, but since…

Thai Chicken & Lettuce Wraps

This recipe was given to me by my friend, Tora. We had it for tonight’s dinner and it was very yummy. Best of all, it’s gluten, dairy & egg-free! Ingredients: Chicken (breast or thigh meat; cut into bite-size pieces) Green-leaf lettuce (don’t use Iceberg) Bean Sprouts Carrot, grated or finely chopped 1/2 lime, chopped into…