Posts Tagged ‘Dinner’

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Lavender Butter Sauce

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I love our CSA. The Urban Homestead has a weekly pick-up of their Farmbox that is just FULL of goodness. It makes me happy every single week.  Local. Organic. Fresh. **swoon**

It’s always fun, too, to find new ways to use the produce.  Rather than buying food to match the meal plan, with the Farmbox, we are challenged with making meal plans to match the food!

When I get the box home, I see what I have to work with and see what I can come up with, letting nothing go to waste! Last week we were blessed with some delicious butternut squash and some lovely herbs, among other things.  Time for a Fall favorite: butternut squash gnocchi!  Served that up with some of the fresh yellow beans and it was delicious! The kids were licking the plates.  No really.  They were.  It wasn’t pretty.

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Lavender Butter Sauce

I love our CSA. The Urban Homestead has a weekly pick-up of their Farmbox that is just FULL of goodness. It makes me happy every single week.  Local. Organic. Fresh. **swoon** It’s always fun, too, to find new ways to use the produce.  Rather than buying food to match the meal plan, with the Farmbox, […]

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The Best Salmon Burgers Ever!

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Salmon Burgers

We are blessed to have a year-round Saturday farmer’s market.  It is one of the perks of living in Southern California.  I do my very best to go every week, because the produce I can get there is so much better than in the stores even if I buy organic.  In addition to great farms we also have a really good fish monger who starts his day at about 3:00 in the morning down at the docks buying and processing fish, literally right out of the water.

I recently got inspired to recreate a salmon burger I saw on television.  It looked so good and if it worked, I might even be able to get my dear hubby and girls to like another fish recipe.  (It’s been a long road getting my husband to like fish.)

There are a number of ingredients in this list, but don’t let that deter you.  You probably have most of them around the house.  This recipe packs a huge nutritional punch and if your kids are picky about their vegetables you might be able to sneak these in.

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½ Red Onion, grated
½ Red Bell Pepper, small chop
½ Celery Rib, small chop
1 Green Onion, chopped green parts only
1 Lemon, zest only
4-5 Sprigs Fresh, Flat Leaf Parsley, rough chopped
¼ cup Teff Flour, (any flour can be substituted)
½ cup Bread Crumbs
2 Eggs, beaten
1 lb Fresh, Wild Caught Salmon
½ tsp Dill
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Several Turns Black Pepper from grinder
½ cup Panko Bread Crumbs
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In a small bowl, beat eggs; add breadcrumbs.  Allow the breadcrumbs to soak up the egg while you chop the vegetables, approximately 5-10 minutes.

Remove skin from salmon and cut into small pieces.

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Combine red onion, red bell pepper, celery, green onion, lemon zest, parsley, and teff flour in a large bowl, stir to combine.  Stir in soaked breadcrumbs, dill, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.  Once the ingredients are combined, gently stir in salmon.

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Pour the panko on to a separate plate or shallow bowl.  As you make each burger gently place patties into the panko and cover all sides.  (Note:  These will not be “tight” burgers like you would get from ground meat, so handle them gently.)

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Heat a skillet (I like to use cast iron) over medium-high heat; add olive oil.  Fry each pattie for approximately 4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.

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I served these with my favorite jalapeno tarter sauce and a side of broccoli.  A bun would be good here too, so let your imagination and taste buds run wild!

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These turned out better than I had even hoped!  Dear hubby and both girls really liked these and have asked for them several times!  I call that a success!!

Note:  This was originally posted on Kristina’s family blog, but we just couldn’t resist sharing it with you, our Provision Room readers!

Salmon Burgers

We are blessed to have a year-round Saturday farmer’s market.  It is one of the perks of living in Southern California.  I do my very best to go every week, because the produce I can get there is so much better than in the stores even if I buy organic.  In addition to great farms […]

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Feeding Our Kids Without A Net

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Feeding Kids Without a Net

It’s dinner time and mom has rushed to get dinner on the table.  A wholesome home cooked meal.  The children arrive to the table hungry and the complaining begins.  “I don’t like chicken!”  “What’s that green stuff?  Yuck!”  “This food is gross!  I’m not eating it!” Read More

Feeding Kids Without a Net

It’s dinner time and mom has rushed to get dinner on the table.  A wholesome home cooked meal.  The children arrive to the table hungry and the complaining begins.  “I don’t like chicken!”  “What’s that green stuff?  Yuck!”  “This food is gross!  I’m not eating it!”

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Bacon and Kale Mac-n-Cheese

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It’s finally Fall.  Time to start a regular rotation of cheesy pans of gooey goodness covered in bread crumbs, bubbling with butter and stuffed with bacon.  Oh yes, indeedy, Sweetie.  It’s time for more experiments with macaroni and cheese!

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It’s finally Fall.  Time to start a regular rotation of cheesy pans of gooey goodness covered in bread crumbs, bubbling with butter and stuffed with bacon.  Oh yes, indeedy, Sweetie.  It’s time for more experiments with macaroni and cheese!

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Tutorial: Tsoivan (Mongolian noodles with beef and vegetables)

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Moving to Mongolia required major dietary adjustments.  I grew up eating a variety of foods and considered myself fairly adventurous.  However, after taking up residency in Mongolia I missed (shall I say CRAVED) my food.  My good ol’ comfort foods like enchiladas with copious amounts of stringy cheese and fresh salsa.  Oh, and lasagna.  And freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.  But, the makings for salsas were hard to come by–especially during a long cold winter in Mongolia, jack cheese was nowhere to be found.  If I wanted tortillas I had to learn to make them from scratch, likewise with lasagna noodles.  And to get chocolate chips I had to buy a candy bar (imported from Europe) and attack it with a hammer. Read More

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Moving to Mongolia required major dietary adjustments.  I grew up eating a variety of foods and considered myself fairly adventurous.  However, after taking up residency in Mongolia I missed (shall I say CRAVED) my food.  My good ol’ comfort foods like enchiladas with copious amounts of stringy cheese and fresh salsa.  Oh, and lasagna.  And […]

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Mongolian Vegetables With Rice

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If you’ve ever been to a Mongolian BBQ or a Mongolian Grill or a Mongolian Restaurant of any kind outside of actual Mongolia, then you have absolutely no idea what Mongolian food is.  😉  Not a clue! Read More

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If you’ve ever been to a Mongolian BBQ or a Mongolian Grill or a Mongolian Restaurant of any kind outside of actual Mongolia, then you have absolutely no idea what Mongolian food is.  😉  Not a clue!

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Tuna Casserole with Cheese Rolls

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When you hear the words “Tuna Casserole” do you have visions of monochromatic glop, school cafeteria style?  Slimy noodles and some sort of milky-fishy substance.  Gross.  Who needs that?! Read More

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When you hear the words “Tuna Casserole” do you have visions of monochromatic glop, school cafeteria style?  Slimy noodles and some sort of milky-fishy substance.  Gross.  Who needs that?!

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Turkey and Roasted Vegetables

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Through the years I’ve tried various recipes for my Thanksgiving turkey, everything from smoking and roasting on the grill to brining and then roasting in the oven.  I had mixed results until a came upon this fool-proof method of cooking my turkey.  This is absolutely the BEST way to roast the perfect turkey. Read More

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Through the years I’ve tried various recipes for my Thanksgiving turkey, everything from smoking and roasting on the grill to brining and then roasting in the oven.  I had mixed results until a came upon this fool-proof method of cooking my turkey.  This is absolutely the BEST way to roast the perfect turkey.

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Seaweed Soup

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Call us crazy, but we really like seaweed.  With the exception of Gana who was raised no where near the ocean.  So, we forgive him for saying that eating seaweed makes him feel like he’s drinking seawater.  The rest of us, however, love seafood, including seaweed! Read More

Hospitality File

Call us crazy, but we really like seaweed.  With the exception of Gana who was raised no where near the ocean.  So, we forgive him for saying that eating seaweed makes him feel like he’s drinking seawater.  The rest of us, however, love seafood, including seaweed!

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Vegan Soup

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It’s really soup!  And it’s really delicious!  Perfect for summer when all the ingredients are in season, plus it won’t heat up your house! Read More

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It’s really soup!  And it’s really delicious!  Perfect for summer when all the ingredients are in season, plus it won’t heat up your house!