Pot Shots – Part 1

I thought I’d share some dishes I’ve created lately and how they worked out from a non-cook’s perspective.  Who are you going trust, someone who loves to cook or someone who hates it and does it anyway?  I speak the truth yo.

Cod with Tomato and Orange

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Simply Recipes

Protein, veg and fruit in one forkful with starch on the side (rice or couscous).  Brilliant and easy.  Gorgeous too.  I would be proud to serve this in a coordinating Le Crueset at a dinner party.  Sadly, Kris hates olives and does not enjoy fruit in an entrée.  I love both.  This one I will probably never make again.  Marriage.

Skillet Lasagne (You have to be a member of Cooks Illustrated to get this recipe unless some stranger has posted it on her blog.  Thanks Stranger!)

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Great concept:  the best of traditional lasagna but in mashed-up form.  Lousy execution:  there are about 10 ingredients in this dish (strike 1) and every one of them needs to be prepped (strike 2).  It is very tasty and pretty, but the clean-up is a bitch (strike 3).  Kris will likely make this dish again before I do.  Despite its deliciousness, I would opt for toast with almond butter to avoid the hassle.  Every time.

Coconut Poached Mahi Mahi


Pinterest win.  Put five things in a pot, toss in fish fillets and cook.  Have recently added shiitake mushrooms because I’m so damned creative in the kitchen.  Use low-fat coconut milk and you can eat dinner at 9pm without too much guilt.  (It’s the four Hershey bars after that will get you.)

Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

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Eating Well Living Thin

Speaking of healthy, this recipe modifies the ingredient list so every item is lo-cal or lo-fat.  Blech.  Since its base is the uber-protein quinoa (which the rice cooker cooks), I just full fat everything.  Ugly, but delicious and satisfying in the gut.

More tomorrow.  I don’t want you to get too full.


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