June 29, 2013

Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas


I bought a rotisserie chicken the other day at Giant and used half for a Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad (recipe coming soon) and the other half for this easy peasy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada recipe from Christine Ferrare. I saw Christine make this on an Oprah episode a few years back and immediately knew this recipe would be a keeper. This dish has it all. Its tasty, it's cheap, and it's wicked easy to make.


June 24, 2013

Haddock a la Veracruzana


Last week Morgan and I ventured out to DC's harbor to stock up on fresh fish from Captain White's Seafood City. I wanted to try the Sea Bass a la Veracruzana recipe from Steve Raichlen's Big Flavor Cookbook. Steve described this as one of the most famous fish recipes in Mexico and after trying it I can see why. The market didn't have any sea bass on hand so I bought fresh haddock fillets instead. Fresh white fish topped with a bold tomato sauce infused with cinnamon, cloves, pickled jalapenos, green olives, and capers proved to be a winning combination.  If you are looking for a fast, flavorful, and healthy dinner than you must give this recipe a try.

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June 18, 2013

Stir Fry Ginger Beef


Who hates leftovers? I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of reheated beef, especially steak, but I had about three servings of filet mignon left over from our Father's Day dinner and I, in good conscience, could not toss is out. After perusing the web for different ideas on how to use leftover filets I came across this tasty Stir Fry Ginger Beef recipe from Simply Recipes. Served with Trader Joe's Rice Medley, this was an extremely quick and easy recipe that was so delicious and tender you would never know that the steak was reheated. I promise :)


June 7, 2013

Aroy Thai

If you are looking for fantastic food near the University of Maryland, College Park, I highly recommend Aroy Thai. I found this nugget shortly after Morgan started attending the College Park Nursery School this past January. Good Thai food is hard to resist... especially when it is so darn convenient... It's one block from the preschool and directly across the street from the UMD campus so Morgan and I often stop for lunch after school and then make a delivery to Daddy's office.

I always order a lunch special which includes your choice of either spring rolls or Tom Yum soup and a soda. Depending on the dish I often choose the seafood option because it is consistently tender. This momma grew up in Maine, eating her first pieces of lobster at 6 months, so I have very high standards when it comes to fresh seafood. As you may have found it is very easy to overcook shrimp and calamari, but not at Aroy Thai.

My two favorite dishes here are the Pad Ka Pow and Pad Kee Mao (otherwise known as Drunken Noodles).

Beef Pad Ka Pow
Seafood Pad Kee Mao (Drunken Noodles)
If you love Thai food and would like to learn how to make it at home I have phenomenal authentic recipes for red curry schicken, spring rolls, and papaya salad.

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