Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Recipes: current favorites

While I was pregnant D and I knew we'd soon be eating more meals at home. In preparation we decided to create a family recipe collection. My first thought was to buy a cute little recipe box with pretty index cards, but D wisely convinced me to use Evernote and it's working out great. We have a "Family Recipes" notebook that we share and we can access the recipes on any of our devices (laptop, iPad, phone). Plus we can search for recipes based on keywords and use tags (like "Breakfast" or "Vegan"). At this moment we have 409 recipes, yikes! But it's good as we do try have variety in our food. We haven't tried them all yet though but as we go through them some we keep and some we delete. Here are my current (and newly discovered) favorites:

Kale and Walnut Pesto: Delicious, healthy, and easy to make. I like to have it around because i can toss it with some pasta for dinner or use it to make a sandwich for a quick lunch.

Lentil and Coconut Soup: This is great take on a lentil soup as the coconut really adds a wonderful taste. Another healthy one that stores well so I can have it aorund to use for lunch or dinner. And it's actually both a vegan and gluten-free recipe.

Cauliflower "Couscous": I tried this just the other night because we received some Romanesco cauliflower in our weekly CSA and it was so yummy, though next time I'll use slightly smaller quantities of the spices. It was great to have an alternative to the usual white rice or pasta.

Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot: I've recently been discovering the beauty of the crock pot. This one was so easy, and came out so very tasty. And the broth we made from the bones was wonderful.

Any new favorite recipes you can recommend?

Image of the Kale and Walnut Pesto

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