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March 2012
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Spicy Yogurt Marinated Salmon (Tandoori)

I normally like to keep my salmon/trout simple, salt and pepper with some dill weed on top, grilled or baked till done.  Today I wanted to try something a little different and had countless ideas.  I had some left over yogurt from the other day so I figured I would do a Tandoori inspired marinade (Tandoori chicken is marinated in a yogurt spice mix and cooked traditionally in a tandoor which is a clay oven).  I choose to keep it more mild so the fish would still stand out while the yogurt ads a nice tang.  The beauty of

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Naan Indian Flat Bread Version 2:

I have made my original Naan bread recipe several times with great success but I wanted to try some other options that I have seen in other places.  One group of recipes adds some yogurt to the dough; this made me excited so I tried it last night.  Here is what I did:

3/4 cup warm water (about 100-110 Degrees F.) 1 tsp. honey (or sugar) 1 packet of yeast ½ cup plain yogurt 2 ½ cups all purpose flour plus more 1 tsp. kosher salt

Add honey and yeast to warm water and let bloom for 10 to

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Spinach Basil Pesto Chicken and Penne

For lunch last Sunday I wanted to make something light, somewhat healthy, and use up some things I had lying around the house before they went bad. I had some chicken, I always have pasta, a little basil, spinach, garlic. What should I make I asked myself, what shall it be? Ahh, a pesto with spinach it will be, I wish I would have had a few other thing ingredients but it was wonderfully awesome and I can always try it with the other options another time. I was cleaning all morning and I really did not want to

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