These chicken skewers have become the most requested dish in our backyard BBQ's. You can use bonesless skinless breasts or thighs depending on your preference for white or dark meat. Be sure to serve them with Rebecca's sesame noodle (recipe also available on the OurHarvest site) and a side of kimchi. Your guests will thank you.
Often called by it's French name, Potage Crécy, this is a perfect soup for showcasing two cornerstones of winter vegetables, carrots and potatoes. But it could be served cold over the summer using new potatoes and bunched carrots. This year-round soup is rich without being too heavy. And the smell of shallots cooking in butter is almost reason enough to make a pot!
In this easy preparation, the tofu is the perfect base for flavorful teriyaki flavors. We make a whole brick of tofu and then use it for lettuce wraps, rice or grain bowls, or salads! Some of favorite toppings include matchstick sliced carrots, scallions, lemongrass sauce, and/or sriracha.
Lettuce wraps have to be one of our favorite weeknight dinners. Here’s why:They’re quick and easy to cook and assemble. All they require is some advance planning to marinate the chicken (if you so wish to marinate them, that is). Then, once the chicken is in the oven, you can clean, slice, prepare, and plate the rest of the ingredients. They’re healthy. We roast white-meat chicken, so there is no additional fat from sautéing. We also add lots of healthy ingredients, from cucumbers to mango to the lettuce that it gets wrapped up in.. They’re fun. Everyone at the table gets to pick and choose which of the ingredients to add to their wraps. Plus, who doesn’t like to eat with their hands?. They’re versatile. You can literally put anything that you like into them. For example, we used Cascun Farm’s all-natural chicken breasts, but you could just as easily use DiPaola’s all-natural turkey London broil or any variety of seafood options (large white shrimp would be perfect!). We used NYC grown butterhead lettuce leaves as our wrappers, but the green leaf lettuce would work just as well. We sliced up some cucumbers and mango for our lettuce wraps because we just love that combination, but carrots, pomegranate seeds, and scallions would also add lots of flavor and crunch. From time to time, we like to bulk these up a bit by adding rice noodles (they also do a great job of soaking up the dipping sauce!). Roasted peanuts or sliced almonds are a great addition too. We used Asian-inspired flavors for this version, but we could see Mexican or Mediterranean inspired versions working equally well.. There is no recipe. “No recipe?!” you ask. We know that cooking without a recipe may be stressful to some. We certainly don’t mean to impose any stress! Quite the opposite actually. This dish – the chicken part of it, at least – can be put together with ingredients that you have on hand already. We like to marinate it with our own blend of ingredients, but you could create your own blend or just season it with salt and pepper. Really – anything goes! So what follows is less of a recipe and more of a guide for this perfect week night meal..