Archive of ‘Main Dishes’ category

Honey Chicken

This honey chicken is a fun takeout copycat recipe to make when you’d like a takeout fix but don’t actually want to order out.

This honey chicken is a fun takeout copycat recipe to make when you'd like a takeout fix but don't actually want to order out. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Let me start by saying this isn’t a quick recipe. It takes a little time to make and is probably best left for a weekend or an evening where you come home a little early. The Godfather and I have made it a few times over the years always for some sort of “occasion”, and it’s always incredibly well received. As a bonus, it’s a wonderful way to satisfy a Chinese food takeout craving without actually leaving the house, and you control the ingredients.  (more…)

Cuban Red Bean Soup {Potaje Colorado}

The best red bean soup recipe I’ve ever tried, this Cuban red bean soup – potaje colorado – is a family favorite! 

The best red bean soup recipe I've ever tried, this Cuban red bean soup - potaje colorado - is a family favorite! The recipe includes instructions for making on the stove top or in an Instant Pot! * GoodieGodmother.com

Of all the recipes I’ve learned from my in-laws, this is one of my favorites. It’s so easy to make, and there’s something so comforting about bean based soups. They’re creamy without dairy, loaded with flavor, and filling in a non-heavy way. Also, Cuban red bean soup is versatile! You can serve it as a soup one day, maybe with crusty bread, or over rice the next. This soup is made either on the stove top or using an electric pressure cooker, and I’ve included instructions below for both. (more…)

Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry

This easy slow cooker chickpea curry is a perfect, economical vegetarian dinner recipe! 

This easy slow cooker chickpea curry is a perfect, economical vegetarian dinner recipe! Recipe includes notes for making this in the Instant Pot too. * GoodieGodmother.com

I am a lazy cook when it comes to feeding myself. Times when the Godfather travels for work, I eat a lot of eggs, oatmeal, salad, and slow cooker dishes. Things that are easy to prepare, and use a minimal number of dishes. Before little ones, I would often make a large slow cooker dish, like this slow cooker chickpea curry, at the beginning of his trip and eat that the rest of the trip. Now that I have people to cook for even when he’s gone, I don’t do this quite as often, but still make a few favorites for the family from time to time.  (more…)

Chopped Chicken Rice Bowls

Perfect for an easy, balanced meal, these chopped chicken rice bowls with a tasty curry mustard sauce are always a hit at mealtime!

Perfect for an easy, balanced meal, these chopped chicken rice bowls with a tasty curry mustard sauce are always a hit at mealtime! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

When the Godfather and I were undergrads at the university, there was a place near campus that was famous for it’s chopped chicken bowls and pita sandwiches. We ate there a few times, liked the food, and filed away the “healthy chicken rice bowl” idea for after we were married and had a place together. Rice bowls were a good compromise for us at the time. I liked a lot of variety and veggies and salads, and his main food groups were: coffee, rice/bread, meat, and coffee. Since rice bowls have two of the four food groups, I could sneak in veggies and a sauce so everyone was happy. Since we were both planning to work and pursue graduate studies, we were also looking for easy meal ideas.  (more…)

Easy Kale Shrimp Tortellini

Keep dinner simple with this quick Easy Kale Shrimp Tortellini pasta recipe on GoodieGodmother.com! * #Buitoni #CloserToDinner @BuitoniUSA #ad

Let’s start the week with a little real talk, shall we? As a full-time blogger, I am a work at home mother. This means that while I have my office at home and can (in theory) work whenever I’d like and still be present for all things domestic, I’m actually constantly juggling the duties and expectations of being a “stay at home mom” with the realities of running an active and growing blog. It’s hectic and all coordinated via a paper planner, but I definitely find myself feeling the rush around dinner time.  (more…)

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