International Women's Day

Celebrating with Purple and Easy Recipes International Women’s Day, founded by Clara Zetkin in 1910, has evolved from “bread and peace” in 1917 to the “Press for Progress” theme in 2018. The idea is to celebrate with purple and carry out the #PressforProgress theme worldwide all year. I started the day with bagels topped with Raspberry Chipotle Fruit Spread and cream cheese and coffee. Pressure cooker chicken and rice, baked eggplant, and cherry juice was celebrated in purple style.Read More →

Love chicken? Gotta love chicken with orange sauce and garlic mixed with Lo Mein vegetables. You can even wrap it in a tortilla and call it China-Mex. Want the recipe? It’s FREE!  Purchase a large package of chicken the next time you go grocery shopping, and make this yummy Orange-Garlic Lo Mein Chicken. You can make it for 2, 4, or more. It can even be adapted for one. Just buy a smaller package of chicken and use less of the sauce (optional). Cooking Appliance Options You’ll see in the recipe that there are various ways of cooking the chicken recipe. Naturally, the first thingRead More →

Home chefs learn to improvise when cooking in small spaces and when food, utensils or cookware is limited. You know how it is when you move and the cupboards are bare? I had one of those kitchen days recently. Family members were in the process of moving. I made dinner while they made trips back and forth to get more things. New recipes are often created in such times. It turned out to be a chicken and rice dinner. First, however, I looked in the pantry to see what the options were. There was a large can of charro beans, a few cans of diced tomatoesRead More →