Summer is the season of buying ridiculous amounts of fresh fruit from farmstands and roadside sellers. What to do with it all once you get home though, especially if you’re not into canning? With most fruits available frozen year round, it seems almost a waste to freeze or cook those precious fresh berries. A healthy […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is a really flavorful soup that comes together easily, especially since lentils don’t take nearly as long to cook as many other dried legumes. The inspiration came from the blog Delicious Obsessions, but I made quite a few alterations when I made it to give it more flavor, reduce the liquid and I found […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So many people are finding that they have sensitivities to wheat and/or gluten these days, or they just find improved digestion by eliminating it (as is the case for Paleo/Primal dieters), that challenges come up when trying to recreate a favorite dish without these ubiquitous ingredients. Ditch the Wheat is a great website/blog for those […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m not convinced you need a reason to make this dish, it is so good. Seafood, especially shellfish, is a really good source of B vitamins and other trace minerals that can be hard to find in a standard diet otherwise. Be sure to choose wild caught over farmed for the best quality, although frozen […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Marianne found this easy cracker recipe from Megan Alton’s blog Waking Up Happy. Why make your own crackers? Because they are salty and buttery, smell amazing fresh from the oven, still keep for a quite a while in a sealed container in the pantry and use REAL food ingredients with no scary additives. Plus, you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I came across this recipe one evening searching for a fast bread to make to go with dinner that didn’t require yeast and multiple risings. It comes from an old American Heart Association paperback cookbook that my mom sent with me when I moved out as a teen many many years ago (copyright 1973!). I’m […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Since most of us here at Dinner Intervention are not original recipe creators, we always strive to give credit for the great ones we find, even if we end up changing them up a bit to suit our own needs. Unfortunately, that’s sometimes hard to do when we come across some gems in random places, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For anyone cutting out or back on wheat or gluten, these tasty morsels are easy, chock full of healthy fats and fat soluble vitamins, and delicious to boot. Sweeten to taste and feel free to experiment with different fruits (banana nut, strawberry, raspberry?). Thanks to one of my favorite Real Food bloggers, Cheeseslave (don’t you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My family has given up dining out much, but I still get cravings for certain things that I never thought I’d know how to make myself at home. For example, ethnic foods. I love Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, but I get intimidated by some of the ingredients. Where do I get them? How do I prepare […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Possibly my favorite breakfast ever is a good eggs benedict, or really anything smothered in real hollandaise sauce. I’d always assumed it was beyond my skillset to make myself however, and many of the recipes I came across for it made a large batch that would be difficult for a small family like mine to […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Thanks to Marianne for trying this one out for us! Her picture of this great multigrain bread makes me want to bake up a loaf. I got the original recipe by Marian Blazes on About.com. I’ve substituted kasha for oatmeal and added buckwheat flour and wheat berries. Great sandwich bread! High protein, moist, and a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Whenever I cook chicken, it’s usually a whole chicken, which means lots of leftover meat. That makes meal prep for the next few days really easy however, and this recipe is no exception. It took about 30 minutes start to finish, and I’m kind of a slow chopper. This recipe is perfect for a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I really thought I’d cooked potatoes nearly every which way there is: smashed, mashed, baked, twice baked, fried, roasted, smoked, hashbrowned and leftover-mashed-potato-cakes. They are cheap and versatile and way more than an “empty starch”, especially if you go with Yukon gold, red, or purple potatoes over standard Russets. If you want to up the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Have you heard of the blog 100 Days of Real Food? If you haven’t, go check it out right now. I’ll wait. No really. It’s a fantastic introduction to eating whole foods and commonsense nutrition. Also, some great recipes! Here’s one I tried recently, and it was seriously fantastic, as well as super easy. I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This recipe comes from the highly recommended Smitten Kitchen: Makes 6 generous scones; you can absolutely make these a bit smaller and reduce their baking time accordingly. 3 firmish pears (about 1 pound or 255 grams) or 4 medium apples 1 1/2 cups (190 grams) all-purpose flour 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar plus 1 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to Shauna for trying out this awesome kid-friendly recipe from Working Mother magazine, which offers a ton of great from-scratch recipes that are geared towards food that works well for both dinnertime and then lunches the next day to cut down on food prep time. That sounds pretty helpful, whether you work outside […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Most families I know (ours included) keep a few boxes of mac and cheese in the pantry for those nights when you don’t have a ton of time to cook, or just need something fast and easy. You could use one of those to make this super creamy and healthy dish, but it really is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our family loves eggs. They are an incredibly nutritious whole food, especially when they come from chickens on pasture (or in our case, free ranged on “lawn and garden”!) We love eggs so much that we’ve raised a baker’s dozen of chickens so far and have a handful currently laying. So when I find a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From the Urban Homesteading Is a Way of Life Facebook Page, an excellent recipe for homemade ketchup that has a flavor similar to the store bought stuff, but of course, way yummier! If you’re not a canner, the excess can also go into the freezer in small jars for you to remove and use up […]Continue Reading... No Comments.