One Bowl Suppers: Shrimp with Watercress, Feta and Sugar Snap Peas

shrimp with watercress, feta and sugar snap peas

Here's my latest in the series of one bowl suppers that the Southern husband and I have been experimenting with over the last couple of months.  Just as a reminder, the one bowl suppers combine a green veggie or two, a whole grain and some kind of protein along with a few garnishes in one bowl...all of which sounds very science-ish until you realized that this actually means shrimp, watercress, feta cheese, sugar snap peas, sliced apple and brown rice garnished with honey roasted peanuts and drizzled with yogurt ranch dressing.  Oh yes. Read More & Get the Recipe

One Bowl Suppers: Tuna with Spinach, Potatoes and Radishes


Welcome to the latest in my series of One Bowl Suppers!  If you are just tuning in to this channel now, the Southern husband and I are having a weekly one bowl supper that features a whole grain, a protein, some kind of greens, some kind of colorful veggie and a drizzle of dressing.  We've experimented so far with steak, with seared tuna and with salmon, and this time we gave jarred tuna a go.  And once again, experimenting with a completely made-up-at-the-drop-of-a-hat combo of flavors and ingredients didn't let us down! Read More & Get the Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Barley Stew


Things I love: My slow cooker.  Beef stew.  Barley.  Coming home after a long day's work to supper that is already made and bubbling away and all ready to be ladled into bowls and eaten up.  And so this recipe has vaulted to the very top of my Recipes I Love list, because it combines all of these things together into one scrumptious slow cooker full of deliciousness.  AND it makes enough for leftovers! Read More & Get the Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Soup


This super-duper-easy recipe brings together a few of my favorite things, namely tender chicken, sweet veggies, good-for-you barley...and my beloved slow cooker.  It's one of those recipes that is so ridiculously easy that it feels like magic when you toss everything in and it comes out of the slow cooker as a wonderful concoction of warm and wonderful soup.  It's the perfect thing for chilly, busy winter days. Read More & Get the Recipe

Shredded Short Ribs with Pappardelle


A little while ago, a box arrived in my mailbox that was filled with these. Yes, bags of pappardelle from the Al Dente pasta company in Michigan.  They had emailed to me ask if I might be interested in trying out some of their pasta, and I am a girl who can't say no to pasta.  So I said yes please, and it happened to coincide with a Jamie Oliver recipe I had been dying to try for slow-cooked meat over, yes, pappardelle,  so the whole thing seemed like fate. First the recipe.  It called for slow-cooking meat in a mixture of red wine, chopped carrots and celery and red onions and herbs, with some plum tomatoes and barley thrown in for good measure.  The interesting part of this was that the recipe gave you COMPLETELY free rein over whatever kind of meat you chose.   It suggested everything from venison to wild boar to squab to rabbit to beef. I can't cook venison.  Venison cavorts through my yard on a regular basis.  On one occasion, we had a baby that couldn't jump the stone Read More & Get the Recipe

Beef Barley Soup


This is the recipe the brave Southern husband fears above all others. It's not that it isn't a fabulous version of beef barley absolutely is. Thick and filled with chunks of tender, super-slow-cooked beef, pieces of carrot and onion, laced through with fresh parsley and fresh-ground pepper and just a hint of tomato flavor, this is my favorite soup in the entire world. It is the perfect classic beef barley, and even better, it cooks in the slow cooker, so you can toss it together in the morning, go to work, forget it completely, trudge home 10 hours later, walk in the door, smell that gorgeous beef barley soup smell, remember tossing it together early in the morning, and smile a huge smile. So what is there to be afraid of? Well, this recipe makes a LOT. I'm sure it's possible to cut it down -- I haven't actually tried, though, because along with bacon and macaroni and cheese and pizza from the Mason Jar, this particular beef barley soup may just be my favorite food Read More & Get the Recipe