Something sharply sweet and zingy hot

Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: Indonesian Ginger Chicken with Watercress Salad
  • Weeknight Reality: Stir-Fried Ginger/Lime Shrimp with Sticky Rice
  • Need a Miracle: Take-out Ginger Broccoli Chicken

Recipe Links

Parting Thought

” ‘E’s all ‘ot sand an’ ginger when alive, / An’ ‘e’s generally shammin’ when ‘e’s dead.”

Rudyard Kipling

Prompt Recap: February 22, 2015

Missed a day or looking for help in planning your week ahead? Here’s a recap of last week’s dinner prompts, including recipe links:

Cowboy: something feisty that brings out your fighting spirit



Tossed: a jumble of flavors & textures that work well together

market cart


Pesto: something with a rich herb paste accompaniment

basil 2014


Celery: something green, earthy and grounding, with a promise of spring to come

True Vine celery


Fire: something with lingering warmth



Surf: something that helps you ride the waves of winter

oysters on the halfshell june 2014-Edit


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Something lightly acidic and lively

blackberries june 2014

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.

Mother Teresa

Food Ideas

  • Love to cook: Raspberry chicken with roasted asparagus and endive salad
  • Weeknight reality: Pear, blue cheese & walnut salad with pan-fried skirt steak
  • Last minute miracle: Bourbon salmon (from the deli) with mixed fresh fruit and rolls

Recipe Links


Something warm and colorful with a sweet citrus twist


There is no blue without yellow and without orange.

Vincent van Gogh

Food Ideas

  • Love to cook: Orange-glazed short ribs with polenta
  • Weeknight reality: Pork chops with orange sauce and jasmine rice
  • Last minute miracle: Deli-roasted chicken on green salad with orange vinaigrette

Recipe Links