Seared Scallops with Garlicky Polenta & Chimichurri

A simple romantic dinner, perfectly cooked scallops bedded in creamy polenta and topped with racy spoonsful of chimichurri. Restaurant-Worthy Scallops, Perfectly Cooked At Home. Real Food, Fast & Healthy. Mere Minutes to the Table. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Low Fat. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Chimichurri Recipe

My recipe for chimichurri, the Argentinian parsley sauce that works so well with meat and fish but also livens up other dishes. Later this week, I'll share a simple recipe to use chimichurri for a special (dare I say "romantic"? after all, Valentine's Day is upon us!) weeknight-easy meal, Seared Scallops with Chimichurri & Garlicky Polenta . Real Food, Fresh & Fast, Perfect for Drizzling on Grilled Meat. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Easy DIY. Low Carb. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

How to Cook Popcorn in a Microwave in a Paper Bag

Like an Airpop, No Oil! The quick and simple way to make popcorn in the microwave. All it takes is popcorn kernels, a paper sack but good news, NO oil. The family-size batch uses a big paper grocery bag, while a personal "snack attack" batch uses the small "brown bag" sacks we use to pack lunches. Weight Watchers, especially those who count purple points? This is how to airpop popcorn right in the microwave — without oil! Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real .

Easy Margarita Chicken

From the New Cookbook "Cook This, Not That!" Another Quick Supper recipe, perfect for a weeknight dinner, chicken breasts quickly sautéed in a skillet and topped with salsa and a sprinkle of cheese, served with a can of black beans doctored with onions, peppers, cumin and lime juice. The beans themselves are so good, you just might be tempted to make a meal out of them alone! Fresh & Flexible, a Year-Round Dinner Staple. Weeknight Easy. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein.

Baked Cabbage Wedges

Big wedges of cabbage slow-roasted in the oven with carrot chunks and onion, slowly turning the cabbage into something entirely different, dark and toasty, sweet and smoky . This just might be cabbage like you've never before tasted. An Easy, Healthy Side Dish. Whole Food, Simply Prepared, "Plain" But Perfect. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly. Rave Reviews.

Quick 'n' Easy Raw Salad: A Healthy Habit

Cook.Eat.Repeat. So I've been thinking about how as adults, it's so easy to go through life like automatons. This easy and endless variable lunch salad is one of two new healthy habits in my life. What about yours? Thanks to the many readers who chime in with such useful ideas! Whole Food, Fresh & Flexible. Hearty & Filling. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein. Great for Meal Prep.

Best Recipes of 2010 from Kitchen Parade

My favorite recipes from 2010, just 12 of the best recipes of the year. Made without processed food, these are everyday recipes, ones to make again and again. They are recipes that express the hallmarks of the Kitchen Parade style, "fresh" and "easy" and "flavor-forward" and "seasonal". I Thank You ... Earlier this month, I received a letter from Patricia, a Kitchen Parade reader. She wrote, "At this time of the year, especially as we become older, it is important to count our blessings and tell those who have touched/and are touching our lives." She went on to thank me for making her life better. (Wow. Yes, I cried.) But honestly, Kitchen Parade may come from my heart but without readers like Patricia – without YOU as a reader – and without your encouragement whether in comments, Facebook "likes" or an e-mail subscription, this website would be a much lesser place, it might not exist at all. So let ME thank you ,

Top Twelve Vegetable Recipes of 2010
from A Veggie Venture

Healthy habits, they're good to hone, worthy of practice. And most of us (myself included) would benefit from eating more vegetables. Let me tempt you with the best vegetables recipes from A Veggie Venture in 2010. Not finding what you like here? Check A Veggie Venture's famous Alphabet of Vegetables ! Enjoy! ~ Alanna (hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) More "Best & Favorite" Recipes ~ My Favorite One-Pot Supper Recipes ~ ~ My Favorite Apple Recipes ~ from Kitchen Parade ~ Twelve Favorite Tomato Recipes ~ from A Veggie Venture, my vegetable food blog More Vegetable Recipes (from my fellow food bloggers, updated regularly) (more recipes like this at Vegetablespotting ) Kitchen Parade is written by second-generation food columnist Alanna Kellogg and features fresh, seasonal dishes for every-day healthful eating and occasional indulgences. Do you have a favorite vegetable recipe that

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Cold wintry days, they're made for a steaming cup of hot cocoa. Here's how to make homemade hot chocolate mix, from scratch, the perfect quantity for conveniently serving hot chocolate for a crowd, with tips for serving outdoors. There's a home-size recipe too! So only a crazy man would cook a buffalo. (Yes. You. Read. That. Right.) Whole. (That means 875 pounds of bison on the hoof, 419 pounds dressed and butterflied.) Outdoors. On a spit. Over open flame. And invite 200 people to the party. At a place without walls or electricity. In the middle of De.CEM.Brrr. This would be the very definition of crazy. So only a crazy woman in charge of everything at the party except the buffalo would decide to go easy on herself and make store-bought hot chocolate – but then check the ingredient list and change her mind. Now that’s crazy. But it turns out, it wasn’t crazy at all. It was easy! I tested several hot chocolate recipes for one I loved, then adapted the recip