Balsamic roasted carrots are so simple and yet so tasty. Roasting roots vegetables concentrates their sweetness. Balsamic glaze pushes them over the top.
Mexican comfort food. Well, maybe somewhere between Mex and Tex-Mex. Doesn’t matter. Chicken with tomatillo sauce is all about simple, satisfying flavours. Tomatillo, jalapeño, garlic, onion, chicken. That’s just good living.
This is a simple, yet elegant curried carrot soup. It’s carrot with a hint of curry so will work nicely with just about any entree you pair it with.
Roast turkey is a classic North American holiday dish. It’s the toughest one though. Brine your bird. Cover it with tin foil. Butter under the skin. Roast it in pieces. Stand on your hands while the turkey roasts. Wear a yellow tie. Lot’s of advice out there on how to make a decent bird. I have my own opinion (of course:-). What saves bad turkey and elevates turkey done right into superstar territory is the gravy. And there’s no secret here. Anyone can do it. Concentrated homemade turkey stock. It’s the silver bullet that will make your gravy the one your mother-in-law raves about.
Salmon salad nicoise makes a great fancy lunch or light dinner. Salmon, potatoes, green beans, tomatoes and olives. Perfectly cooked hardboiled eggs. Tied together with a simple mustard vinaigrette. Perfect.
Sometimes you need comfort food. Gnocchi with sausage tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella is pure, simple comfort food. Just warm and gooey and good.