Harvest Grains Salad

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Over the last weekend my boyfriend was out of town, so I decided to experiment with light meals that might not be enough for him to eat for dinner, but would be fine for me. Namely, I had saved a few recipes of grain-based “salads” that would be quick, cheap and at least moderately healthy. One of them was a couscous recipe from Serious Eats (from their “Healthy & Delicious” series, natch). I substituted a lot of different things in this recipe, but the backbone is still there; in fact, you could argue that the recipe itself is like a template that can easily be adapted for various ingredients. To call this a salad is really kind of a misnomer; it’s a salad in the same way that any mix of vegetables and grains can be considered a salad. This dish can be served hot or cold, as a main course or a side, and it’s dead simple, with few, low cost ingredients. Read more…

Sweet and Spicy Citrus Pork Stir Fry

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This quick and tasty pork recipe was based on Kay’s Pork Strips. There is something that always goes so well together about pork, sweetness, spiciness and citrus, and this recipe combines them all in a 15-minute marinade, which is always my favorite because I never plan far enough ahead to marinate overnight. Read more…