weeknight meals

Lemon Sesame Tuna & Chickpea Orzo Salad

Ingredients: for the salad: 8 oz dried orzo, cooked to package instructions and drained 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 bunch green onions, diced 3 3-oz pouches Safe Catch Elite Wild Tuna 15-oz canned chickpeas, drained 3 oz crumbled feta 1/4 cup roughly chopped Italian parsley 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced […]

Beef and Potato Stew with Olives and Stewed Tomatoes

Ingredients: 2 lbs russet potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 1/2 lb cubed sirloin or stew beef  (can brown if desired, I didn’t bother) 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 onion, cut into quarter moon slices 1/3 cup chopped green olives with pimentos 15 oz canned stewed tomatoes (with juice!) 3 […]

Midsummer Orzo Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup (dry) orzo 2 ears’ worth corn kernels 1 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes 2 “baby” cucumbers, sliced into half-moons 3 tablespoons minced dill 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives 4 oz baby arugula, coarsely chopped 4 oz crumbled feta 3 tablespoons sherry […]

Dilled Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad with Gorgonzola

Ingredients: 3/4 cup (dry) orzo 1 zucchini, cubed 1 Spanish black radish, cubed 6 oz crimini mushrooms, quartered 1/4 lb asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces olive oil a sprinkle of jalapeno garlic seasoning (I use this but you can sub in ground jalapenos and granulated garlic) freshly ground black pepper […]

It’s Almost Spring Minestrone

Ingredients: 2-3 stalks celery (with leaves), sliced 2 cloves garlic, sliced 2-3 carrots, sliced into coins 1 medium purple-top turnip, cubed 2 zucchini, cubed 1 large Russet potato, cubed 1 cup diced green beans (about 1/3 lb) 15 oz can diced fire roasted tomatoes 15 oz can cannellini beans, drained […]

Rainbow Chard, Meyer Lemon and Dill Orzo

Ingredients: 1 cup orzo 15 oz (canned) cannellini beans, drained 1 large bunch of rainbow chard or Swiss chard, stems and leaves chopped (separate the stems and leaves) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 small red onion, cut into half-moon sliced 1/4 cup chopped dill 3/4 (loose) cup Italian or curly […]