So you know how I mentioned we had 28 pounds of venison in our freezer? Well we are slowly making our way through it all! We had slow cooker chili, Mexican Lasagna, venison steak, and now I made venison burgers.
I’ve always read that you need to add fat to ground venison if you’re going to make burgers. But what is the point of adding fat to such a lean, flavorful meat? I decided to see if venison burgers would be good without adding extra fat to them.
I’ve been dreaming of having egg salad for a while. Not sure why, it’s not something I usually crave, and I definitely don’t eat it that often. But I just couldn’t stop thinking about egg salad! There is just something so good about egg salad. How many times can one say egg salad in one paragraph?
I had some avocados that needed to be eaten soon, so I decided to make a twist on regular egg salad by throwing an avocado in there. And then when I realized I would be making green eggs, I had to go out and buy some ham to have green eggs and ham.
I feel like Steve Carell in that scene from 40 Year Old Virgin when he talks about making egg salad sandwich as the highlight of his weekend.
At the end of winter, do you ever get a feeling of ”Phew! We made it!”? It’s as if we all – as a society – survived some hardship together. And on that first warm spring day when everyone is out and about you can’t help but smile at strangers because you know you’re both experiencing the same feelings of happiness that day.
I definitely get like that.
I actually love the change of seasons, I love skiing, and I absolutely love snow and how beautiful and peaceful everything looks when it is coated by a fresh layer of snow. But I do hate the cold. I hate the tons of layers that make me feel clunky. I hate shivering when I am outside. If I can enjoy the winter from the inside of my warm apartment with a cup of tea in my hand, I am a happy person.
With that said, I wanted to make a list of my favorite recipes from this past winter that were posted on Babaganosh. Looking back at this, I would have to say we ate pretty healthy this winter. Mostly. There were definitely a few casseroles with lots of cheese, but don’t we need to store some energy for winter hibernation??
7 Best Winter Recipes from Babaganosh (2014-2015 Winter)
1. Swai Bake with White Wine Lemon Garlic Sauce. I made this dish for a family dinner party, and it is just the easiest recipe when cooking for a crowd. The sauce can be prepared ahead of time, and all you need to do is pop the Swai into the oven 15 minutes before you want to serve it. This recipe can easily be doubled.
The funny thing is I had no time to take fancy pictures of this recipe before serving it, yet this pin is my most popular one from all my recipes on pinterest! I guess when you have a good, healthy, easy to make recipe, you don’t need any fancy shmancy pictures.
One of the best ways to start a day is with a healthy breakfast, we all know that. But one of the best ways to start your day is also with a delicious breakfast. And delicious doesn’t always means super healthy – I’m thinking of you, french toast, pancakes with syrup, greasy bacon egg & cheese sandwich, cake. Cake for breakfast is probably not a good idea health-wise.
So my mission was to combine the healthy and delicious all in one breakfast. I had a bunch of veggies in my fridge and I started chopping away while thinking of the best way to make this into a breakfast dish. And that’s how the Breakfast Veggie Bake Surprise was born. (more…)
Ever since Karen from 2 teaspoons posted this Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Hash recipe, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It took us almost 2 months to find the right time to make an extra large portion of pulled pork, so we could use the leftovers for this hash. Now that I actually made this dish, I realized that it is SO GOOD that it is worth making pulled pork just to use it for this recipe. (more…)
I love soup. It’s delicious, filling, and pretty easy to make. And you always end up with so much soup that there is enough of it for a couple of days, or maybe for a couple of portions to put in the freezer for later. I like that because while I love to cook, I don’t love to cook every day. I like recipes that yield leftovers. And this soup is perfect for that because it gets more delicious on the second day after all the flavors have had a chance to meld together.
I love the spices and flavors from Moroccan cuisine (see Chicken Pumpkin Tagine recipe), and I thought this soup for perfect. I hope you like it too. (more…)
About a month ago I saw a tweet on my twitter feed about a blogger recipe challenge by Healthy Solutions Spice Blends. I was intrigued, so I went to their website to check out what they were all about. Turns out it’s a company started by a mother of three, and they make all kinds of ready to use spice blends for seasoning meat and seafood. (more…)
Ever since finding out that buckwheat is a super healthy seed and not just another version of wheat, we’ve been eating a lot more buckwheat – soba noodles with peanut sauce, simple buckwheat groats as a side, and this time I made Varnishki.
You made what, you ask?? Varnishki are a traditional Jewish (and maybe Russian?) dish of pasta (usually bow tie) and buckwheat. It is super simple to make, yet very filling and satisfying. And it tastes like home to me. (more…)
We were in the grocery store the other day and I just couldn’t decide what vegetables to get. We’ve been rotating through broccoli, green beans, zucchini, and baby spinach salads over and over and it’s gotten a bit boring. Then I saw red cabbage. The wheels in my brain just started spinning and this Soba and Red Cabbage Stir Fry was born.
There’s not much to write about this recipe. It’s SUPER quick and easy to make and very delicious. The sauce is very simple to make, it has a great flavor because of the ginger, honey, and garlic, and it is especially awesome if you add some pepper to make it a bit spicy. The cabbage and carrots are stir fried for only a couple of minutes and they keep their crunchy texture and it’s a great contrast with the soba noodles. Everything about this stir fry is good. (more…)