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Turning Potstickers into Egg Rolls

This week at NEB, join me for a series of fun recipes, a giveaway, and a great Photo Friday. I’m taking a one-week blogging break as I enjoy the week with my family. You’ll see me back next week with some great stories, pictures, and bentos. Be the bento everyone! In the last two months [...]

Recipe: Soba Sauce Stirfry

soba sauce stirfry

Thursday’s bento post will feature this stirfry. It’s quick, simple, and light. No cornstarch is involved. Three ingredients make the sauce. It can easily be made vegetarian by pulling out the chicken and adding more veggies. It all started with my cry for help when I had tried yakisoba at a local Japanese restaurant. I [...]

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Bowl of Gumbo

Gumbo is a staple of the Louisiana culinary scene. And one that I don’t eat too often, or at least not in my youthful past. Until now.

Recipe: Pan Roasted Chicken

pan roasted chicken-429

I mentioned yesterday that the picture above comprised much of what I ate last week: pan-roasted chicken with varying sides.  The recipe came from the June 2010 issue of Everyday Food magazine.  You are going to see alot from that magazine around here.  The recipes are simple for me to follow and don’t take a [...]

Recipe: Turkey Meatballs

turkey meatballs final shot

Here it is…the recipe for these lovely turkey meatballs.  Yes, I’ve quite enjoyed these already, even though I just made them the other day.  I have some packed up in my bento for tomorrow.  The recipe came from the Jan/Feb 2008 issue of Everday Food magazine, with a few tweaks by me.  Let’s get started. [...]

Recipe: Chicken & Pine Nut Mini Burgers

chicken pine nut mini burgers

For a printable recipe card, click here.  It will open a new window (you need Adobe Acrobat reader).  It should print out on a 4×6 index card or photo paper.  There are two sides, a full-color front and instructions on the back. In September, I posted about these little mini burgers. They were extremely tasty [...]

Recipe: Sesame Crusted Chicken Bites

sesame crusted chicken bites

For a printable recipe card, click here.  It will open a new window (you need Adobe Acrobat reader).  It should print out on a 4×6 index card or photo paper.  There are two sides, a full-color front and instructions on the back. Okay peeps…this was so darn good I had to share.  This must be [...]

Recipe in Progress: Chicken and Rice Soup

chicken soup

If you remember, the last time I wasn’t feeling well I picked up some chicken and rice soup at my local Chinese take-out place.  That single moment was a complete and total “I hope this works” time in my life.  I’m not much on soup.  Have never really cared for it, and didn’t think I [...]

Recipe: Chunky Chicken Chili

chunky chicken chili

We’ve had one of our first snaps of cold down here in Louisiana.  While my nose stuffs up and everyone down here gets sick as we enter winter, I still love it.  I tend to be a bit of a wimp in cold weather.  Here’s an example that might give some of you who live [...]