Ropa Vieja

This Cuban-inspired dish is one of the first meals I ever made in my crock pot when I got it years ago, and it’s a keeper. Easy to make, mild flavor, and good comfort food on a chilly, rainy day. Lauren suggested adding a jalapeƱo to the pepper mix, which would be a nice addition, …

Menu Plan Monday, 3/31 – 4/6

There was a lot of really delicious, mostly nutritious food coming out of my kitchen this past week (the cauliflower gratin and pumpkin cupcakes were standouts), and that made me very happy. I did feel rushed and a little overwhelmed a couple of nights, so I’m scaling back this week a bit and making some …

Curried Ginger-Lime Chicken

I had very mixed results with this recipe — the curry paste is fantastic, a flavor that I have not done a lot of cooking with before. But the actual cooking instructions in the original recipe were way off for me — the chicken was raw, even when I cooked it for the maximum times …