Posts Tagged ‘ main dish ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Clara’s Meatloaf

Meatloaf Meatballs One of my favorite food blogs is Writes4Food by Bryn Mooth. As part of her ongoing Clara project, Bryn updated Clara’s classic meatloaf recipe into a modern meatball that won rave reviews with my family. Personally, I think that the transformation into a meatball is genius. To me, the worst part of meatloaf […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Shakshuka: Israeli Poached Eggs

Tomato Poached Eggs One day, I was standing in line at Sprouts, and I spotted the cover of Vegetarian Times. Now, let’s be clear: I’m not a vegetarian. My husband and child are both serious carnivores. And yet… on the cover of the June 2012 issue was a picture of eggs poached on a bed […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Quinoa with Tomatoes and Black Beans

Quinoa with Lime Dressing Last weekend, one of my Team in Training friends asked me about quinoa recipes. That was when I realized that I’ve never posted my standard, go-to recipe. (And yes, I realize that I’ve crossed some sort of line when I actually have a go-to quinoa recipe.) The quinoa will first be […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Fruity Chicken Salad

I’m not a big fan of mayo. It just seems too thick and too creamy for my liking. Naturally, it makes no sense that I’d be on a quest for a recipe for chicken salad that didn’t make me gag. I tried all kinds of mayo alternatives: Greek yogurt, sour cream and strange concoctions involving […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Chole Palak (Chickpeas with Spinach)

For the next installment of our Indian vegetarian cooking series, I bring you chole palak, or chickpeas with spinach. Chickpeas are high in protein, and this makes a complete meal when served with basmati rice or naan. This was the first recipe I made that used a ton of spices that weren’t in my standard […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Vegetable Biryani

As part of my training, I’ve been trying to find new options for meatless meals, meals that don’t rely exclusively on pasta or Mexican (in spite of the fact that I could eat either one daily). After a lunch at a vegetarian Indian restaurant, my husband was on board with this plan. “I have no […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Creamy Butternut Mac & Cheese

When I saw the Cooking Light recipe for macaroni and cheese with butternut squash, I was intrigued. I’m always looking for ways to make favorite comfort foods a little less heavy and more nutritious, but without sacrificing that special something that makes them comforting to begin with. I showed the photo to the Tiny Kitchen […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The Turkey

I know that people swear by all kinds of turkey cooking methods, but this is the only method I’ve ever used and it works beautifully. I don’t stuff my turkeys. I don’t baste. I don’t put anything under the skin. And in spite of all of the anecdotal evidence that says that my turkey should […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Lazy Slow Cooker Cacciatore

My mother didn’t like to cook, in spite of the fact that she did it six days a week. While I long ago abandoned such childhood specialties as elbow macaroni coated in melted Velveeta, there’s one quickie meal that I’ve returned to: lazy cacciatore. “Real” cacciatore has all kinds of ingredients, including mushrooms, wine and […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Tandoori Chicken

I had always assumed that tandoori chicken was something that you could only get from an Indian restaurant. I mean, who had an actual tandoor oven at home? Turns out that Cook’s Illustrated showed me that this is something that can actually be made at home.┬áThe trick, as they point out, is a multi-step process: […] Read More