Simply Recipes https://revivefoods.co A family cooking and food blog with hundreds of healthy, whole-food recipes for the home cook. Photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and reader comments. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:58:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Simply RecipesSimply Recipes https://revivefoods.co http://revivefoods.co/wp-content/themes/simply/assets/i/logo.png?v=2 301 47 A family cooking and food blog with hundreds of healthy, whole-food recipes for the home cook. Photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and reader comments. Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Dressing https://revivefoods.co/recipes/roasted_potatoes_and_asparagus_with_lemon_mustard_dressing/ https://revivefoods.co/recipes/roasted_potatoes_and_asparagus_with_lemon_mustard_dressing/#comments Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:05:40 +0000 Sally Vargas https://revivefoods.co/?post_type=recipe&p=77291

Spring is here! Spring is here! Sometimes I feel like Chicken Little. That’s how excited I get about spring and spring food.

And no, the sky is not falling, but it sure feels like my world is changing all around me when it’s no longer pitch black at 5 o’clock.

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Spring is here! Spring is here! Sometimes I feel like Chicken Little. That’s how excited I get about spring and spring food.

And no, the sky is not falling, but it sure feels like my world is changing all around me when it’s no longer pitch black at 5 o’clock.

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Meal Plan for April Week 4 https://revivefoods.co/best_recipes/meal_plan_for_april_week_4_2018/ https://revivefoods.co/best_recipes/meal_plan_for_april_week_4_2018/#comments Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:00:28 +0000 Summer Miller https://revivefoods.co/?post_type=recipe_collection&p=76854

This month, Summer Miller is back, sharing her meal plans for April. Summer is a mom, a full-time food writer, and also helps test the fabulous recipes we bring you every week at Simply Recipes.

Each spring I tiptoe out to my garden to check the buds on our perennials and the blossoms on our apple trees, and to plant seeds for early-season vegetables. As an avid gardener, I want to spend these extra hours of daylight outside with my hands in the dirt.

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This month, Summer Miller is back, sharing her meal plans for April. Summer is a mom, a full-time food writer, and also helps test the fabulous recipes we bring you every week at Simply Recipes.

Each spring I tiptoe out to my garden to check the buds on our perennials and the blossoms on our apple trees, and to plant seeds for early-season vegetables. As an avid gardener, I want to spend these extra hours of daylight outside with my hands in the dirt.

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Singapore Noodles with Shrimp https://revivefoods.co/recipes/singapore_noodles_with_shrimp/ https://revivefoods.co/recipes/singapore_noodles_with_shrimp/#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:00:26 +0000 Sheryl Julian https://revivefoods.co/?post_type=recipe&p=77059

Ok, a disclaimer before we get started: The Pu Pu Platter in a Chinese restaurant isn’t something you would find in a restaurant in China. And Singapore noodles are unknown in Singapore.

My Singaporean friend was surprised when he noticed the item on a Chinese restaurant menu here in the United States, and couldn’t imagine where it was from.

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Ok, a disclaimer before we get started: The Pu Pu Platter in a Chinese restaurant isn’t something you would find in a restaurant in China. And Singapore noodles are unknown in Singapore.

My Singaporean friend was surprised when he noticed the item on a Chinese restaurant menu here in the United States, and couldn’t imagine where it was from.

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Lemon Meringue Pie https://revivefoods.co/recipes/lemon_meringue_pie/ https://revivefoods.co/recipes/lemon_meringue_pie/#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:56:21 +0000 Elise Bauer http://revivefoods.co/?post_type=recipe&p=29777

Lemon Meringue Pie: A Family Favorite

My grandmother Mae was notorious for her sweet tooth. How she lived to 97 on a diet that included daily jelly donuts I have no idea.

She loved to bake and one of her favorite things to make for us was lemon meringue pie. I still remember the magic of that whipped meringue topping that went into the oven like soft cloudy pillows and came out firm and golden brown.

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Lemon Meringue Pie: A Family Favorite

My grandmother Mae was notorious for her sweet tooth. How she lived to 97 on a diet that included daily jelly donuts I have no idea.

She loved to bake and one of her favorite things to make for us was lemon meringue pie. I still remember the magic of that whipped meringue topping that went into the oven like soft cloudy pillows and came out firm and golden brown.

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No Fail, Sour Cream Pie Crust https://revivefoods.co/recipes/sour_cream_pie_crust/ https://revivefoods.co/recipes/sour_cream_pie_crust/#comments Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:06:44 +0000 Elise Bauer http://revivefoods.co/?post_type=recipe&p=12821

Move aside food processor! Be gone tough pie crusts! I hath found the holy grail of pastry doughs.

It is flaky, it is buttery, it is un-fussy, and it needs no difficult-to-clean equipment, just your clean hands and a large bowl. The secret?

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Move aside food processor! Be gone tough pie crusts! I hath found the holy grail of pastry doughs.

It is flaky, it is buttery, it is un-fussy, and it needs no difficult-to-clean equipment, just your clean hands and a large bowl. The secret?

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Easy Shepherd’s Pie https://revivefoods.co/recipes/easy_shepherds_pie/ https://revivefoods.co/recipes/easy_shepherds_pie/#comments Sun, 30 Oct 2016 19:49:22 +0000 Elise Bauer http://revivefoods.co/recipes/easy_shepherds_pie

Shepherd’s Pie comes to us from England, and is traditionally made with lamb or mutton. Here in the states we are more of a beef eating culture than a lamb eating one, and when one is served “shepherd’s pie” here, it is most often made with ground beef.

In England (and Australia and New Zealand) they would call the beef dish a “cottage pie” and the lamb dish “shepherd’s pie”.

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Shepherd’s Pie comes to us from England, and is traditionally made with lamb or mutton. Here in the states we are more of a beef eating culture than a lamb eating one, and when one is served “shepherd’s pie” here, it is most often made with ground beef.

In England (and Australia and New Zealand) they would call the beef dish a “cottage pie” and the lamb dish “shepherd’s pie”.

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Banana Bread https://revivefoods.co/recipes/banana_bread/ https://revivefoods.co/recipes/banana_bread/#comments Thu, 25 Feb 2016 18:14:04 +0000 Elise Bauer http://revivefoods.co/recipes/banana_bread

This banana bread has been the most popular recipe on Simply Recipes for over 10 years. Thousands of people make it every day. Why?

Because it really is the best banana bread recipe, period. You can mix everything in one bowl, you can vary the amount of sugar or bananas. And the secret to its great flavor?

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This banana bread has been the most popular recipe on Simply Recipes for over 10 years. Thousands of people make it every day. Why?

Because it really is the best banana bread recipe, period. You can mix everything in one bowl, you can vary the amount of sugar or bananas. And the secret to its great flavor?

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White Chili https://revivefoods.co/recipes/white_chili/ https://revivefoods.co/recipes/white_chili/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:01:29 +0000 Elise Bauer http://revivefoods.co/recipes/white_chili

Do you like white chili? If you are not familiar with it, it’s sort of the calmer, nicer cousin of a Texas chili. No frantically looking for something to put out the flames from a beef and habanero fest. White chili is made with white beans, chicken (sometimes pork), and mild green chiles.

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Do you like white chili? If you are not familiar with it, it’s sort of the calmer, nicer cousin of a Texas chili. No frantically looking for something to put out the flames from a beef and habanero fest. White chili is made with white beans, chicken (sometimes pork), and mild green chiles.

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Baked Asparagus with Parmesan https://revivefoods.co/recipes/baked_asparagus_with_parmesan/ https://revivefoods.co/recipes/baked_asparagus_with_parmesan/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 21:26:18 +0000 Elise Bauer http://revivefoods.co/?post_type=recipe&p=11499

Are you ready for asparagus season? This has to be one of the easiest ways to cook asparagus. Just trim the ends, lay out on a foil lined baking sheet, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Parm, and then bake until done. I eat them like French fries. Addictive? Yes.

They’re a perfect side to salmon, scallops, shrimp, or ham and delicious with eggs of any kind—poached, fried, or hard boiled.

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Are you ready for asparagus season? This has to be one of the easiest ways to cook asparagus. Just trim the ends, lay out on a foil lined baking sheet, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Parm, and then bake until done. I eat them like French fries. Addictive? Yes.

They’re a perfect side to salmon, scallops, shrimp, or ham and delicious with eggs of any kind—poached, fried, or hard boiled.

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Roasted Cauliflower https://revivefoods.co/recipes/roasted_cauliflower/ https://revivefoods.co/recipes/roasted_cauliflower/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:00:29 +0000 Elise Bauer http://revivefoods.co/recipes/roasted_cauliflower

Cauliflower. Plain, simple, and on its own, rather unimaginative.

But roasted? Until the edges get all browned and caramelized? Totally different story.

Roasted, cauliflower becomes nutty and buttery, but without any nuts or butter. Roasted, it is the perfect vehicle for garlic, olive oil, lemon and Parmesan.

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Cauliflower. Plain, simple, and on its own, rather unimaginative.

But roasted? Until the edges get all browned and caramelized? Totally different story.

Roasted, cauliflower becomes nutty and buttery, but without any nuts or butter. Roasted, it is the perfect vehicle for garlic, olive oil, lemon and Parmesan.

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Southern Cornbread https://revivefoods.co/recipes/southern_cornbread/ https://revivefoods.co/recipes/southern_cornbread/#comments Sat, 20 Oct 2012 14:03:34 +0000 Elise Bauer http://revivefoods.co/recipes/southern_cornbread

Anytime you put the words “Southern” in front of a dish, it’s likely to stir up controversy, and cornbread is no exception. It seems like every person I’ve ever known from the South has their favorite way of making it, and every way is different.

The thing that distinguishes Southern cornbread from, say Yankee cornbread, or any other cornbread one is likely to eat outside of the southern states, is that it is savory, not sweet, and it is made mostly with cornmeal.

Northern cornbreads tend to be more cake-like, on the sweet side, with a finer crumb due to more flour in the mixture. Southern cornbread is flavored with bacon grease, and cooked in a cast iron skillet, a perfect side for barbecues, or chili.

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Anytime you put the words “Southern” in front of a dish, it’s likely to stir up controversy, and cornbread is no exception. It seems like every person I’ve ever known from the South has their favorite way of making it, and every way is different.

The thing that distinguishes Southern cornbread from, say Yankee cornbread, or any other cornbread one is likely to eat outside of the southern states, is that it is savory, not sweet, and it is made mostly with cornmeal.

Northern cornbreads tend to be more cake-like, on the sweet side, with a finer crumb due to more flour in the mixture. Southern cornbread is flavored with bacon grease, and cooked in a cast iron skillet, a perfect side for barbecues, or chili.

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Calamari Stewed with Tomatoes https://revivefoods.co/recipes/calamari_stewed_with_tomatoes/ https://revivefoods.co/recipes/calamari_stewed_with_tomatoes/#comments Sat, 18 Dec 2010 12:55:29 +0000 Hank Shaw http://revivefoods.co/recipes/calamari_stewed_with_tomatoes

Squid can be cooked one of two ways: For the blink of an eye, or for a long, long time. Anything in between and it is rubbery.

This dish, which is our version of a Southern Italian classic called calamari in umido, takes the long view of calamari cooking.

Stewed Calamari

Think of this dish as something between a stew and a pasta sauce. It’s every bit as good as-is—with crusty bread, of course—as it is accompanying pasta (go with a short pasta like penne, bowties or fusilli) or, even better, a creamy polenta.

You can even add a little cheese to the polenta, if no one’s looking. Italians rarely mix seafood and cheese.

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Squid can be cooked one of two ways: For the blink of an eye, or for a long, long time. Anything in between and it is rubbery.

This dish, which is our version of a Southern Italian classic called calamari in umido, takes the long view of calamari cooking.

Stewed Calamari

Think of this dish as something between a stew and a pasta sauce. It’s every bit as good as-is—with crusty bread, of course—as it is accompanying pasta (go with a short pasta like penne, bowties or fusilli) or, even better, a creamy polenta.

You can even add a little cheese to the polenta, if no one’s looking. Italians rarely mix seafood and cheese.

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Orange Beurre Blanc Sauce for Seafood https://revivefoods.co/recipes/orange_beurre_blanc_sauce_for_seafood/ https://revivefoods.co/recipes/orange_beurre_blanc_sauce_for_seafood/#comments Mon, 02 Jan 2006 20:56:44 +0000 Elise Bauer http://revivefoods.co/recipes/orange_beurre_blanc_sauce_for_seafood

Beurre Blanc is a French sauce (“white butter”) based on a reduction of shallots and an acid such as vinegar, citrus juice, or wine, mixed in with cold butter. Its creamy tanginess works well with mild fish such as trout, shad, or haddock. It may also be served with any shellfish including lobster, crab, and scallops. This recipe comes from a cooking class I took at Scott’s Seafood in Folsom, California, presented by Chef David Lamonica.

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Beurre Blanc is a French sauce (“white butter”) based on a reduction of shallots and an acid such as vinegar, citrus juice, or wine, mixed in with cold butter. Its creamy tanginess works well with mild fish such as trout, shad, or haddock. It may also be served with any shellfish including lobster, crab, and scallops. This recipe comes from a cooking class I took at Scott’s Seafood in Folsom, California, presented by Chef David Lamonica.

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