Shrimp and Grit Enchiladas

Shrimp and Grit Enchiladas

The southern staple of shrimp and grits gets transformed into cheesy enchiladas smothered in a green sauce.

Green Curry Chicken Stew

Green Curry Chicken Stew

Ingredients3 Cups Water2 Onions Diced 8 Jalapenos Diced 1 Red Pepper Diced 1 Quart Chicken Stock4 Cans Coconut Milk (1600ml) 1 Whole Chicken Breast (both breasts with skin and bones) 4 Chicken Thighs (bone and skin) 1 Bunch Basil1 Bunch Cilantro1 Bunch Scallions2 Tablespoons Lemongrass Paste7 Cloves Garlic2 Thumb Sized Chunks Ginger1 Tablespoon Cumin1 Tablespoon…

Salmon Dill Chowder

Salmon Dill Chowder

Earlier this week I bought two great new cookbooks. I was on my way to the store after buying these books knowing I was going to cook something that night, but I was unsure of what. I flipped through Easy Gourmet, and realized that I wanted to eat just about everything in the book! Not only that, but the recipes really lived up to the theme of the book, they were all super easy but also really classy and fancy feeling! It was a cold september day so I gravitated towards the soups in the book, and the salmon dill chowder caught my eye right away. Mainly because I make a lot of soups here, but this one seemed just different enough from what I normally do that I knew it was going to be fun to make and new flavors to eat. It came out just fantastic and took almost no effort at all to put together!

Pork and Summer Veggie Chili

Pork and Summer Veggie Chili

September is the time when I crave chili the most. I love a veggie packed chili, but this time of the year it is a shame to cook your veggies too long because they are so fresh and tasty! I decided to try and make this chili sort of backwards by letting the meat and spices simmer away in the crock pot all day and then adding the veggies at the last minute. The resulting dish was super tasty with a nice juxtaposition of deep slow cooked flavors and fresh light crunchy veggies.