Slow Cooker Soy-Braised Chicken

I found this recipe on one of the cooking blogs I check daily – it is a great resource – The Perfect Pantry – you should check it out, you can look up almost any pantry ingredient, common or exotic, and find information and recipes from a professional food writer. I omitted a few things… Continue reading Slow Cooker Soy-Braised Chicken

Sprouting Chickpeas (a.ka. Garbanzo Beans)

Americans call them Garbanzo beans, we seem to call them chickpeas – really I think it has more to do with the predominant international cooking influence in your given area.  Garbanzo is what they are referred to in Mexican cooking, but we seem to have way more Middle Eastern cuisine here on the east coast… Continue reading Sprouting Chickpeas (a.ka. Garbanzo Beans)

Make-Ahead Freezer Pizza Dough

I’ve been wanting to try this for a while – pizza dough you can make in a large batch in the food processor (or stand mixer with dough hook if you are lucky enough to have one!) then store in the freezer until you want it.  Supposedly you make the yeast dough, do one rise,… Continue reading Make-Ahead Freezer Pizza Dough

Dijon Pork Chops with White Beans and Spinach

I came up with this idea to use up the leftover white beans from last night’s stew, along with a few odd things I had in the fridge, like capers and anchovy paste. Dijon Pork Chops with White Beans and Spinach 2 large pork chops (mine were boneless, and quite large, like 4 normal sized… Continue reading Dijon Pork Chops with White Beans and Spinach

Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley Stew

I’ve been keeping an eye out for lower GI index recipes – that is, given my shaky understanding of the concept – because my mom has been trying to eat this way for health reasons.  So far this mostly means finding “family favourite, comfort food” recipes that replace white potatoes with healthier alternatives.  One great… Continue reading Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley Stew