Saturday, February 27, 2010

So Simple Fennel and Orange Salad

My mom recently got me hooked on fennel. I had no idea I would like it so much! This is a very easy warm salad to throw together and a yummy side dish.

1 fennel bunch, sliced thin and fronds chopped up too
2 oranges washed and sliced thin- deseed the slices and cut them in half
olive oil
a little fresh dill to sprinkle on top.
a little salt

Heat the olive oil to medium high. Stir fry the fennel till it is crips tender with a pinch or two of salt. Taste it and make sure you are happy with it. Add the orange slices, and stir fry just a few minutes more to distribute their juices and soften them. Pour into serving dish and toss in a little fresh dill. This is delightfully refreshing and a good digestive aid.'

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Easy Flavorful Chicken and Veggies

2 big chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
4-6 little yellow or red potatoes cut up into bite sized pieces
1 small red onion, diced
4 cloves garlic minced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
some fresh dill
olive oil, salt and pepper

Heat a pot to medium high and coat the bottom with olive oil. Add chicken and cook 4-6 minutes till crispy on each side and done. Remove from pan. Add more olive oil and saute onion and garlic till translucent. Add carrots, pototoes, bell peppers, and saute till they are crisp tender. Add the chicken back to warm, salt and pepper to taste, and then toss in some minced fresh dill.

Great over any type of grain or even pasta. I also like to mix in a little feta cheese.