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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Catching Up

Oops, I'm behind!

We went away to Krabi, then I got really busy, and before I know it, it's been almost a month since the last blog post.

Anyway, I have not stopped cooking, but I won't recount all the recipes in the past few weeks. I will just highlight a few standout dishes.

First up, I've finally found my perfect roast pork loin recipe. It's from the Barefoot Contessa, one of my favorite chef and cookbook authors.

I used prosciutto from Carecci to wrap the tenderloins. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the prosciutto was slightly dry, but for this purpose it's perfect. I did brine the tenderloin for a few hours before roasting and the meat came out really tender and juicy.

Here it is served with the apple chutney

The other two recipes I want to share are both "healthy" food.

Quinoa zucchini fritters

It's low in carbs, so it fits J's dietary requirement, but more importantly, they taste really good! I pan fried them as directed this time, but I think they'll also do well in the air-fryer.

Chicken, green bean, corn and barley salad

If you are in need of a one dish salad meal, this is it. I used barley instead of farro, but otherwise followed the recipe. It's a very refreshing summer salad that also packs well for lunch the next day.

Back to our regular program next week.