Pan-fried chicken breasts with colorful cauliflower

Sometimes, usually on a weeknight, when you don’t have a whole lot of time or a whole lot of energy, you don’t want to braise anything or marinate anything. You just want a quick meal that does not involve takeout. One of my go-to dishes on nights like that is this quick recipe for chicken…

Meat, Iron, Fire

When I was growing up, I wasn’t interested in cooking. At least, I didn’t think that cooking was something I should be concerned with. Yes, my father could cook but he rarely did. My mother did most of the cooking, and as many of us will agree in regards to their own mother, Mom’s cooking…

Manicotti with spinach and peppers

You hear it from everywhere – you should eat less meat. Maybe you know a vegetarian or a vegan, and wonder how they manage to survive without sinking their teeth into a juicy steak every now and then. Maybe you are trying to eat more vegetables and have instituted Meatless Mondays. Or maybe you like…

Rum and chocolate, what could be better?

As anyone who has ever attempted to follow a recipe will know only too well, your ability to do so depends largely on the dietary restrictions of those you are cooking for, and the availability of ingredients. The trick to making something worth eating is flexibility; a recipe, like the pirate code, is more of…