Daily Unadventures in Cooking http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com Cooking Fresh Ingredients and Real Food with a Pinch of Spice and a Touch of Sarcasm. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:16:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Southwestern Sweet Potato and Black Bean souphttp://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/southwestern-sweet-potato-and-black-bean-soup/ http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/southwestern-sweet-potato-and-black-bean-soup/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:16:00 +0000 http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/?post_type=recipe&p=7294 There can never be enough bean and lentil soups in my kitchen as I like to make big batches and eat them for lunches during the week. They are filling, nutritious and easy to eat cold if it is one of those days.

Black Bean Sweet Potato Corn Soup

This soup is of the easy mostly from a can variety, but come July I make it with fresh corn and tomatoes and certainly the beans can be cooked from scratched if you are well prepared.

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Braised Lamb Pasta with Mushrooms and Crispy Kalehttp://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/braised-lamb-pasta-with-mushrooms-and-crispy-kale/ http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/braised-lamb-pasta-with-mushrooms-and-crispy-kale/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:15:33 +0000 http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/?post_type=recipe&p=7296 Kale season is here again and hopefully another good garden year creates a flood of new kale recipes. (My kale plants seem to have tiny caterpillars on them which isn’t a great sign, any tips?) Now, if you don’t like kale we have also successfully made this recipe with Brussels sprouts instead. Either way you want that crispy caramelization and strong cabbage flavor to come through against the lamb.

Lamb Pasta Recipe

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Spring Pea and Arugula Souphttp://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/spring-pea-and-arugula-soup/ http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/spring-pea-and-arugula-soup/#comments Tue, 06 May 2014 11:08:41 +0000 http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/?post_type=recipe&p=7292 While I have a baby who isn’t a picky eater I am trying to fully enjoy each second by making recipes we can both enjoy like this spring vegetable soup.

Spring vegetable soup

Luckily arugula becomes far more mild when cooked and is appropriate for a delicate palate. Locally, the peas aren’t in season yet so I am still using frozen. If you are more privileged than me, do use fresh peas.

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Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Saladhttp://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/vietnamese-chicken-and-cabbage-salad/ http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/vietnamese-chicken-and-cabbage-salad/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:48:20 +0000 http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/?post_type=recipe&p=7285 If salad is for dinner, it had better be interesting and filling enough that I don’t feel the need to make a grilled cheese an hour later. (Seriously, it happens.) Thankfully this chicken and cabbage salad recipe, loosely inspired by Southeast Asian cuisine will have you reaching for seconds and keep you full – at least until dessert.

Southeast Asian Chicken Cabbage Salad

You could even omit this chicken and still feel satisfied – maybe add some roasted peanuts?

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Roasted Pepper and Tomato Pasta with Sausagehttp://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/roasted-pepper-and-tomato-pasta-with-sausage/ http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/roasted-pepper-and-tomato-pasta-with-sausage/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:43:16 +0000 http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/?post_type=recipe&p=7282 Since becoming a mum and trying to coordinate an adult dinner with a baby bedtime that inevitably coincide, I have really embraced the technique of roasting. Not only does it create wonderful concentrated flavors, but it is easy to leave someone else in charge. (Try a few salmon fillets, some asparagus and some quartered red potatoes, a bit of timing finesse and you can do it all on one tray.)

Roast Pepper and Tomato Pasta

This pasta sauce recipe is made almost entirely in the oven ahead of time and designed to reheat when you cook the pasta. Oh, it’s also a fully balanced meal in itself, add the spinach and there is no need for a salad. One less bowl to wash!

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Grilled Whole Trout with Cilantro & Limehttp://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/grilled-whole-trout-with-cilantro-lime/ http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/grilled-whole-trout-with-cilantro-lime/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:48:32 +0000 http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/?post_type=recipe&p=7284 Unlike many grilled fish filet recipes this whole trout is less likely to stick to your grate or dry out because it is intact. Plus, the presentation is spectacular.

barbecue whole trout

While wonderful with cilantro, lime and scallions please consider this recipe merely a guideline and a beginning to heaps of other aromatic combinations. I recommend serving this with a big salad and boiled, buttered potatoes. Too cold where you are? You can always roast the trout instead.

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Roasted Vegetable Chicken Souphttp://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/roasted-vegetable-chicken-soup/ http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/roasted-vegetable-chicken-soup/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:20:19 +0000 http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/?post_type=recipe&p=7278 It’s spring already but cold season isn’t over yet so try using a bowl of this hearty and restorative chicken soup flavoured with the richness of roasted vegetables to combat those nagging germs.

Italian roast vegetable chicken soup-10

You can easily modify it to suit your tastes and whatever vegetables you have on hand as almost nothing is the worse for roasting. Why not try fennel or tomatoes and omit the garlic for a variation?

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Linguine with Spinach, Chèvre and Ground Chickenhttp://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/linguine-with-spinach-chevre-and-ground-chicken/ http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/linguine-with-spinach-chevre-and-ground-chicken/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:03:47 +0000 http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/?post_type=recipe&p=7276 Chicken and Goat Cheese Linguine

Another weeknight pasta recipe for your arsenal, rather than spaghetti with beef and tomatoes try this linguine with ground chicken and goat cheese. Plus, if you are anything like me you can count this the entire meal as with all that spinach who needs a salad – am I right?

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Orange Sweet Potatoes and Kalehttp://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/orange-sweet-potatoes-and-kale/ http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/orange-sweet-potatoes-and-kale/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:00:39 +0000 http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/?post_type=recipe&p=7274 I keep hearing that the kale trend is over but as I have never actually been hip you can rest assured that you will continue to see lots of kale recipes in the future. You just can’t go wrong with it’s bitterness and texture when cooked.

Sweet Potatoes with Kale and Orange

This kale and sweet potato recipe is quite sugary especially with the addition of balsamic and orange juice, so keep that in mind when you pair it with a main course. Perhaps try serving it with some roast chicken or duck breasts?

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Slow Cooked Chicken Raguhttp://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/slow-cooked-chicken-ragu/ http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/recipe/slow-cooked-chicken-ragu/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:37:47 +0000 http://www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com/?post_type=recipe&p=7267 As a favorite recipe in our house a real Italian bolognese sauce gets made often and when it does, it gets made in bulk to be eaten for future meals.

Chicken Bolognese Pasta

This twisted bolognese uses the same principles but is done instead with chicken leg meat, white wine and no tomatoes. That said, nothing wrong with making a little extra for your freezer.

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