Asparagus with Orange Fennel Sauce

The primary highlight of this recipe is the sauce; a mix of caramelized onions and fennel simmered in cider vinegar, orange juice, and vegetable broth until thickened, with just a slight bite from a pinch of cayenne at the end.  This sauce could be used for a host of ideas - from dressing up chicken breast … Continue reading Asparagus with Orange Fennel Sauce

Portabello Elk Backstraps with Tapenade Sauce

When it comes to wild game meat, there are few things more coveted than the backstrap on a big game animal.¹  While cuts like the round and the flank are excellent, the loin (the muscle running along either side of the spine on the outside of the animal) is one of the most tender and flavorful … Continue reading Portabello Elk Backstraps with Tapenade Sauce

Grilled Turnips & Asparagus

In our first CSA basket of the season, we had a nice bunch of turnips (among other things).  We creamed the greens with some coconut milk and cider vinegar, but I wasn't sure what exactly to do with the turnips themselves (since I'd never actually had one before).  I decided to give them a simple … Continue reading Grilled Turnips & Asparagus

Stir Fried Pork with Asparagus

This recipe was my first time using coconut aminos in place of tamari.  While I can't say it is an exact replacement for soy-sauce, combining it with other ingredients in a marinade or stir-fry sauce is pretty tasty...and soy free too!  As for the recipe, it's intended to be like most other stir-fry meals - grab … Continue reading Stir Fried Pork with Asparagus

Shallot-Pecan Asparagus

I meant it last week when I said that asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables.  Here's another way to prepare this spring veggie that is both quick and tasty. Gather Up: 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound), woody ends snapped off 1 shallot "clove" (this is half of one larger shallot bulb), sliced thin and … Continue reading Shallot-Pecan Asparagus

Lemon-Parmesan Asparagus

Now that spring is here (at least according to the calendar, because the weather seems to disagree), fresh asparagus is starting to appear at the farmer's markets and produce sections.  Asparagus is one of my favorites, so I look forward to this time of year when I can prepare it farm fresh and tender.  And … Continue reading Lemon-Parmesan Asparagus

Chicken Curry Soup

The original version of this recipe came from our friend Colleen at the gym, although where she originally found the recipe, I'm not sure.  When I pulled it out of the folder to put on our menu recently, I couldn't help but make some adjustments that would put our own spin on things.  The result … Continue reading Chicken Curry Soup