One of the reasons I always always ALWAYS make more chicken than we can use for one meal is so that I have cooked chicken lounging around in the fridge for recipes like this one for cold sesame chicken noodles. It is a fun and flavorful one dish meal that uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, and it is endlessly customizable (more on that later). So the next time you find yourself with some leftover chicken and a yearning for cold noodles…well, let’s make it!
Remember a little while back when I was rhapsodizing about my new favorite tuna recipe, the tuna poke? I guess it was only a matter of time before it dawned on me – sushi lover that I am – that after tuna sushi, my next favorite sushi is salmon, and so if I love tuna poke it was a pretty safe bet that I was going to love salmon poke just as much. This bowl is packed with all kinds of healthy goodness and requires absolutely zero cooking! Ready to hear more about poke in general and this salmon poke bowl recipe in particular? Let’s make it!
I am a big old soup lover, and just because we are getting into the lazy hazy days of summer, that doesn’t mean I am giving up my beloved soup. Nope, I’m just going to divert to cool and refreshing soups that are just the ticket for warm summer evenings. Chilled hummus soup. Avocado vichyssoise. And my current favorite, which is this scrumptious and easy shrimp gazpacho. It comes together in less than 15 minutes, and is chock-full of good and good for you summer veggies.
So, ready to cook down with my new favorite summertime soup supper? Let’s make it!
I’m going to start out by putting this out there: I like to take my lunch to work with me. I like knowing exactly what I’m getting, and that it is fresh and healthy, and I purposely make extra of whatever I am making for dinner so I have lunch already ready and waiting when it is time to trundle into the office the next day. So while this mango shrimp salad is one of our current favorite supper salads, it’s also one of my current favorite lunches…sweet and savory and crunchy and healthy and filling.
And one of the things that is making my weekday lunches even MORE delicious these days is that I have (after decades of searching) finally found the Best Lunchbox Ever. Because while of course you can take your mango shrimp salad in a brown paper bag, somehow it tastes even more scrumptious when you bring it in a lunchbox that pretty much turns eating at your desk into a peaceful Zen experience. And because I want as many people as possible to have a peaceful Zen experience while eating their office lunch, I’m going to give two of them away! Read on to join the lunchbox happiness!
Leftover cooked chicken, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…on the other hand, let me not, because we would be here all day. But one of the ways is definitely in this couldn’t-be-easier recipe for chicken soba noodle salad. Soba noodles, all kinds of fresh chopped veggies, a little of your favorite vinaigrette dressing, and that cooked chicken, torn into bite-sized shreds. It’s a healthy, hearty salad that helps welcome in spring with its colorful vegetables. Ready for some springtime salad deliciousness? Let’s make it!
I do love a good panzanella salad, and this chicken and bacon panzanella salad is definitely no exception. Panzanella salad is a salad made with chunks of bread and tomato, and it is definitely glorious in the summertime when the tomatoes are at their peak. (I miss you, summer tomatoes!) But it is also the very best kind of salad to have in the chilly months, when you want some salad but you also want something warm and substantial to get you through the last blast of winter. This version adds chicken and cucumber and onion and BACON to the equation, and is just the ticket to panzanella happiness. Let’s make it!