slow-roasted blood orange salmon + avocado salad
i bought a beautiful fillet of spring salmon from the farmer’s market recently, and this was the perfect recipe to showcase its texture and flavour. if you’ve not slow-roasted salmon before, do give this a try. i managed to locate blood oranges at my local store so went that route, altho i expect any kind of orange, or lemon or even grapefruit would also be lovely. i made a simple blood orange & avocado salad to go with it; again, you could use any type of citrus and in fact the more variety the better (the one shown before also has clementines in addition to the blood orange).
crispy quinoa & lentil cakes with easy romesco sauce
i’ve made these so many times, i’ve lost count. probably one of the first meatless meals i started making regularly. i always double the original recipe — we have often eaten the entire double batch in one night for dinner; that said, it is always a treat to sneak the leftovers from the fridge throughout the next day. that sauce tho! 4 ingredients, all in the blender — lick-the-spoon deliciousness!
japanese teriyaki chicken rice bowls
okay i looooooove this recipe! the chicken is insanely flavourful (easy overnight marinade), the cucumber salad is equally delicious. add some rice and some sliced avocado and you’ve got a winning dinner. orrrrr, swap out that rice for rice noodles! yum! swap out that chicken for some seared ahi tuna!! also yumm!! you cannot lose with this dish!!
charred cauliflower & poblano quesadillas
is there a bad smitten kitchen recipe out there?? i would be shocked to discover one — i certainly haven’t yet, and i’ve been cooking her recipes for years! this one is another prime example of her genius. anything with roasted cauliflower is a winner in my book but i was a little concerned about including a giant hot pepper! (yes i’m the biggest wimp, i know.) fear not! these are full of flavour with a lovely hint of heat.
orange ginger beef
an old family favourite of ours, this tastes exactly like chinese takeaway! but without the deep frying, and the msg. thinly sliced sirloin, sautéed with carrot, green onion, ginger & garlic in a most slurpable orange sauce — all on the table in like 30 mins! win win win!