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Irish Coleslaw

20 servings The recipe below is for a large group and will easily serve 20-25 people. As opposed to mayonnaise-based coleslaw, this one is a sweet, honey-based coleslaw with fruit flavors.  The apple cider vinegar, apples, raisins and honey add sweetness to the cabbage and onions. This is a great compliment to corned beef either […]

Irish Potato Salad

24 servings As written, this recipe is for a potluck and will serve 24 people.  Unlike regular potato salad, Irish potato salad is less saucy and the potatoes are more mashed rather than cubed. To make this salad, I like to use a plastic masher that has diamond pattern instead of cutting the potatoes. This is […]

Zucchini Noodles

This is a nice light side for any main dish.  The zucchini strings don’t have the strength of regular noodles but they can still twirl around a fork.   Ingredients 2 zucchini 1/2 c parmesan cheese 1T butter 1/2t garlic powder Using a peeler, cut the zucchini into strings.  Cut the strings every once in […]

Crab Salad with Rice Noodles

This is a cold salad. I enjoyed this as a lunch on a hot day.  But you could serve warm. Ingredients 1 – 16 oz. package imitation crab 1 rib of celery, chopped 1 green onion, chopped 2 cups rice noodles 2 T cocktail sauce   Cook rice noodles as directed:  Bring water to boil.  […]

Slow Cooker Corner Beef

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about corned beef and all the dishes to make with the leftovers. Corned Beef comes in Flat Cut and Point Cut.  The point cut is less expensive, and contains more fat, but if cooked correctly the finished product will be juicy […]

Pad Thai

I picked up a jar of Primo’s Gourmet Food Co. Thai Peanut Sauce at Whiskey Flat festival in Kernville, CA.  They also sell online and at other street fairs in California.   Their sauce has a spicy kick.  I had not tried the peanut sauce before and was looking forward to making pad thai.  This recipe […]

Baked Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Ingredients 1 lb. salmon 1 T dill 1 lemon cut into slices Salt and pepper to taste   Preheat oven to 350.   Place foil onto a baking sheet and spray with Pam cooking spray.  Place salmon into foil and sprinkle generously with dill.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place lemon slices over the salmon.  […]

Food Journal – February

February 1: Breakfast: Steal Cut Oats Lunch: Turkey and Cream Cheese wrap Dinner: Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas Exercise: 45 min bike   February 2: Breakfast: Steal Cut Oats Lunch: turkey sandwich Dinner: Chicken Tikka Masala, Palak Paneer, basmati rice, garlic naan, Mango Lassi   February 3: Breakfast: Steal Cut Oats Lunch: Chicken Tikka Masala, Palak Paneer, […]

Simple Almond Caesar Salad

This is an easy dinner salad to throw together and serve with any main dish.  You can also add cubed chicken and serve as a meal in itself. Ingredients 1 c Romaine lettuce 1 T Slices almonds 1 green onion, chopped ¼ c croutons ¼ avocado chopped 1 T Caesar dressing Tear lettuce into bite […]