Category: Main Dishes

  • Paella-Style Rice with Shrimp and Veggies

    I adapted this recipe from Fitness Food, omitting the ham and white wine (didn’t have any on hand — added more shrimp and broth), and replacing the peas with chopped green beans (ditto — use what you got, folks!). I guess you can’t really call this a true paella as it uses long-grain basmati rice […]

  • Lime-and-Agave-Glazed Salmon with Basmati and Broccolini

    This super-easy one-skillet meal is based on one found at Epicurious, only I swapped out honey for agave nectar, because that’s what we had on hand.  Basmati rice cooked with shallots in chicken broth, broccolini, and salmon — everything comes out perfectly and ready to serve straight from the pan.  Just make sure your pan […]

  • Moroccan Couscous, and WHF on Android & iPhone

    Before we get to the couscous, I wanted to let Android and iPhone users know that starting today you’ll see a new, faster-loading version of this site when viewing with your mobile browser. You’ll still be able to leave comments, search, and access everything as usual, but in a more convenient, better-formatted version.  This is […]

  • Yogurtlu Kebab (Kofte with Tomato Sauce & Yogurt)

    Middle-Eastern Nachos indeed!  The meat-eaters (and a couple Sneaky Sams) at our party a few weeks ago all seemed to enjoy this one.  Sausage-shaped meat logs (okay, awesome phrase) are plated atop pita chips, tomato sauce, yogurt, and pinenuts fried in butter.   This worked out really well as party food as you could take as […]

  • Green Papaya Salad with Shrimp

    Lisa had her first green papaya salad at Thoa in Seattle and absolutely loved it; after trying it myself, I decided that this was something we had to make at home. The recipe itself, which I adapted from a few I spotted online, as well as what I remember of the restaurant version, came together […]