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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

December 2011 Recipe Roundup

1: Cracked crab, salad, sourdough bread
2: Out
3: DALS spicy shrimp* w roasted sweet potatoes, couscous, peas, green salad w pomegranate -- that shrimp is a keeper!
4: Out: King of Thai
5: Maya Kaimal tikka masala w mixed vegetable, chapati - a great back-pocket weeknight meal
6: Mana & Papa: The Frug's black bean steamed cod w brown rice and green beans
7: Pasta Shop Goat Cheese Ravioli w pancetta, sweet potatoes and spinach
8: Bubbe/Cortland Holiday Stroll
9: Cabbage and Kielbasa* over egg noodles (recipe below), Moroccan carrot salad
10: A&R out/Bubbe & MZ
11: Mana's chicken minestrone, Broke Ass Gourmet buttermilk biscuits*
12: The Dinner Files/about Quick Ragu Sauce over spaghetti*, sautéed spinach
13: Mana & Papa: teriyaki cod, brown rice, string beans
14: More pasta w ragu
15: RDA/blinkcrowd Holiday Parties
16: Lasagne
17: Out: Kirin and Tilden Holiday Event
18: Out for Mana's birthday: Dosa
19: Out: Bernal Supper Club (MZ in WC)
20: Out: 1st Night of Chanukah Old World Foodtruck Pop-up (MZ in WC)
21: Family Chanukah Party: latkes, Veggie latkes, Rotisserie chicken from GFC
22: Out: Bernal Hill Chanukah Happening
23: Bear V.: J's spaghetti
24: Bear V.: Breakfast for dinner
25: Bear V.: DALS yogurt-marinated grilled chix, mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli
26: Bear V.: Cook's Country beef stew
27: Bear V.: Leftovers
28: Chicken Soup
29: Brisket empanadas w root vegetable slaw
30: Ravioli w meat sauce
31: NYE!


  • DALS spicy shrimp
  • Mark Bittman's buttermilk waffles
  • 101 Cookbooks cottage cheese muffins w broccoli, string beans and mustard
  • Cabbage and Kielbasa over egg noodles
  • BAG buttermilk biscuits
  • The Dinner Files/about Quick Ragu Sauce
  • Smitten Kitchen lemon yogurt cake

Cabbage and Kielbasa

This dish was so comforting, and ridiculously easy. Our Eastern European roots sighed in happiness.
Chose your favorite sausages (I used TJ's turkey kielbasa), cut into 1/2" dice and brown in pan. Remove and add chopped onions and cabbage sliced into ribbons. Sauté until cabbage is wilted, return sausage to pan, sprinkle liberally with S&P and serve over bowtie pasta or egg noodles or with pan roasted potatoes.

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Nov 2011 Recipe Roundup

A bit behind but here's November...

1: Mana & Papa: ahi tuna, roasted potatoes, broccolini
2: Out: El Farolito and Dia de Los Muertos parade
3: Bubbe: chicken stew w couscous, steamed string beans (love her chicken stew!)
4: Bean, faro and cabbage soup, a delicious riff on this
5: Out: Shaun's bday party
6: The Dinner Files spaghetti w tuna + roasted tomatoes, spinach and capers (delicious!)
7: A Little Yumminess seafood curry in a hurry** w/ coconut rice
8: Mana & Papa: chicken cacciatore w egg noodles
9: A&R out: Contigo
10: A&R out: Southpaw**/MZ at Bubbe's
11: Shabbat Dinner at friends'
12: Preschool Potluck Reunion
13: Bittman's Soy-poached chicken thighs*, fried rice, America's Test Kitchen roast sweet potatoes*, Cook's Illustrated chard w Asian flavorings*
14: Mana & Papa: lamb riblets (quite possibly my favorite thing my mom makes), noodles, broccolini
15: Chicken, wild rice and escarole soup -- a delicious riff on a leftover turkey soup in the Chronicle Cookbook 2*
16: BHDS book fair
17: Old school baked veggie enchiladas*, Epicurious citrus collards
18: Ravioli w meat sauce, roasted cauliflower, salad
19: Turkey chili (from the freezer, recipe below)
20: Holiday Kick-off Party at our House
21: Mana & Papa
22: R's bday: steak, scallops w Cook's Illustrated chimichurri*, ahi poke, sauteed green beans, roasted sunchokes*
23: Out: Southpaw BBQ
24: Thanksgiving!
25: Shabbat/Leftovers: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes w turkey gravy, roast sunchokes, diced cucumbers
26: Clam chowder, green salad w pears, blue cheese
27: Out: Gott's Roadside at Ferry Plaza
28: Orangette leftover veggies soup w Brussels sprouts*
29: Mana & Papa: turkey pot pie
30: Out: Gialina

To make again:

  • Becky Bakes veggie bread: this is crazy delicious! A keeper and bakes up nicely as muffins.
Weeknight Turkey Chili
1 lg yellow or white onion, small dice
1/2 t salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T good quality salt-free chile powder
1 t crumbled Mexican oregano
1 lb. ground turkey
1 lb. beans, cooked*
1 jar TJs salsa verde (12 oz jar, in sauce section, not refrigerator, see photo at link below)
1.5 salsa jars-full (18 oz) of low sodium chicken broth
Saute the onion in the oil of your choice, salting lightly at the start of cooking. When the onion is transluscent, add the garlic and spices, stir and saute 1 minute. Add the turkey, turning heat to med-high to brown. Break up the turkey as it browns. Add the beans and salsa, stir. Rinse the jar out with the chicken broth and add to the chili. Add more broth as necessary to reach desired consistency. Simmer for 15 minutes to let the flavors develop. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
Serve topped with minced white onion, cilantro, lime wedges, hot sauce, sour cream and/or any other favorite chili toppings.
*I made the beans in the slow cooker on Thursday, just plain Rancho Gordo beans with this recipe . You could also use a few cans of pink or white beans, rinsed.

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