Cooking Method: Simmering

Toasted Farro & Asparagus Salad

Toasted Farro & Asparagus Salad is a delicious way to eat asparagus, it’s great for a weekday lunch. Farro is a food composed of the grains of certain wheat species. Because it contains more fiber than other popular grains like rice or even quinoa, farro might have even more positive benefits when it comes to digestion and cardiovascular health. It's also exceptionally high in protein for a grain and supplies more than 10 different vitamins and minerals.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Ikea Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce

The largest IKEA in the United States just opened in Los Angeles. It’s absolutely massive. They almost need to put in a trolley! This is about their iconic Swedish meatballs and the beauty of it is that you can buy them frozen after you buy your GRÖNKULLA, FLÄRDFULL, SMÖRBOLL and (I always buy) their paper napkins. I know a lot of people that do not live near an IKEA, so here is a recipe to make them yourself.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Indian Chickpea Curry with Spinach

Indian Chickpea Curry with Spinach is a super flavorful, vegetarian side dish. The fresh spinach provides a wide variety of important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Chickpeas, which are also packed with many vital nutrients, are a great vegetarian source of protein and fiber.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Spicy Chicken-Tortilla Chip Casserole

This Spicy Chicken-Tortilla Chip Casserole is so good! It's an easy weeknight meal. The tortilla chips add a lot of crunch and texture to this dish.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Skillet Lasagna

Lasagna, in general, is too much work. I do not like to make it and rarely do it. This Skillet Lasagna is WAY easier and just as good. It's all done in one skillet and ready in about 30 minutes.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Chicken Dijon with Mushrooms and Artichokes

This Chicken Dijon with Mushrooms and Artichokes is gently sautéed with artichoke hearts and sliced mushrooms and fresh tarragon is everything you are looking for in a weeknight meal!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Shishito Peppers with Den Miso and Bubu Arare

I had these Shishito Peppers with Den Miso and Bubu Arare at Tokyo Fried Chicken Co. in Monterey Park, CA. I love shishito peppers and now have a new way to make them. About one out of every ten peppers is spicy. The person that gets the spicy one will have good luck! Bubu Arare can be found in Japanese markets or online.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins

Spring Vegetable Soup

This Spring Vegetable Soup is the perfect thing to “spring clean” your diet. Fruits and Vegetables that are in-season reap the most nutritional value. This Since lima beans are difficult to find fresh, I used frozen beans. You can substitute fresh fava beans in this soup.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Skillet Chili Mac

Chili mac (sometimes referred to as American chop suey, beef-a-roni, Cincinnati chili, goulash, Johnny Marzetti, macaroni and beef, and Midwest chili) is a dish prepared using chili and macaroni or spaghetti, which is often topped or intermingled with cheese. This Skillet Chili Mac is one of our family favorites.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Chocolate Espresso Mousse

This Chocolate Espresso Mousse is an elegant, smooth, airy and chocolatey dessert. It's a great make-ahead dessert for a dinner party.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 8 Servings