Here we are, just a few days away from what is, without a doubt, the biggest food day of the year and I’m thinking not of the day itself, but of the leftovers.
Chimichurri sauce is one of the easiest ways to add some zing to grilled meats, from steaks to chicken to fish. Chimichurri sauce whips up in a flash – even faster if you’re using a food processor. This recipe, adapted from Williams-Sonoma, uses white wine vinegar, but if your pantry is stocked with red wine vinegar use that instead. To add a touch of California sweetness, I used basil instead of oregano. And to make this recipe just a hint lighter, I reduced the olive oil by a third. But whether you use my version or the original, you won’t be disappointed.
This dish is perfect for your fourth of July picnic. It’s elegant, flavorful and makes healthy use of my favorite food groups: leftovers.
Instead of sharing a Fourth of July grilling menu today I’m going to talk about something very important: Leftovers. The unsung heroes of the busy home cooks tool kit. This recipe for curried chicken salad is so good you’ll practically be begging for leftovers, I promise.
Last week, when my kiddo and I met friends at our favorite burger place, I learned my low-fat turkey burger isn’t gluten-free. So, as you can imagine, I’ve had turkey burgers on my mind ever since.
Grilling for three days in a row over Memorial Day weekend has me dreaming of chicken. Grilled rosemary chicken, that is. Combine fresh chopped rosemary, tangy lemon juice, a few spices and a dash of brown sugar, and you’ve got yourself a marinade that will lure your friends and family to the grill with the sweet smell of rosemary.
This recipe highlights two of my favorite things: chicken and low-fat. But don’t mistake low fat for low flavor – the basil and scallions pack a punch. Add a little sea salt instead of your usual table or kosher salt, and the salad gets even zingier (more zingy?).
As anyone who has ever moved to a new town knows, it’s not easy making new friends. When I first moved to Tucson in 2005 I worked from home and my daughter Gigi hadn’t yet come along.