Want a meal that comes together fast? Dara8182 has the right idea. Make quick-cooking orzo, then toss it with peas, parmesan, and artichoke hearts for a simple meal. Whole wheat orzo is a great grain to pair with fresh summer veggies. This delightful salad can be served warm or cold and is best topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese and loads of black pepper!
Orzo is a delicious and fast way to add some whole grains to your diet. This whole wheat pasta cooks in less than 10 minutes and pairs beautifully with fresh Summer veggies. Artichoke hearts and peas celebrate Summer while adding maximum flavor and minimal calories to this dish. Best of all? This vegetarian/vegan dinner takes only 15 minutes to prepare! Make this as a healthy side at your next cookout.
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While some people host a crazy weekend in Vegas and others opt for an activity-based bachelorette party featuring belly dancing, my friend Melissa is doing a low-key weekend in Calistoga to say goodbye to her singledom. Her maid of honor has rented a beautiful house with a grill and garden, and she's planned a weekend of sunbathing and wine tasting.
On Friday night when we arrive, instead of going out for a night on the town, we'll spend the evening by the pool enjoying a leisurely and luxurious dinner. Naturally, I'm in charge of the cooking! To start, I'll put together a cheese platter with homemade hummus and pita chips on the side.
When we sit down to dinner, I'll serve grilled shrimp with roasted garlic-herb sauce, orzo and zucchini salad, and grilled apricots with arugula and goat cheese. These recipes make a wonderful Summer menu perfect for any outdoor occasion, so take a look at them now.
Although balanced and decadent aren't usually related when it comes to describing food, this recipe demonstrates that a dish can be both healthful and scrumptious at the same time.
The richness comes from a small amount of brie cheese that's rolled up into boneless skinless chicken breasts. A figure-friendly mixture of pasta and fresh veggies is served on the side.
This recipe can be simply adapted: toss whatever vegetables you have on hand with the orzo and substitute any good melting cheese for the brie. To kick-start your weekend with this meal, read more
After a week of margaritas, Mexican, and Mother's Day meals, it's time to get back on track with a speedy, flavorful, and healthful Monday night dinner. When it comes to feeding loved ones, you can't go wrong with chicken cacciatore, the Italian classic. But instead of working with the course's traditional dark meat chicken thighs and flour-based brown gravy, use yesterday's leftover chicken breasts, along with tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, and onions. A chiffonade of basil and piquant capers add brightness. For the recipe, read more.
With Spring just around the corner, I can't help but crave green dishes like this orzo salad chock full of spinach and crunchy vegetables. Thanks to a light and lemony vinaigrette and a dose of protein from broiled shrimp, it's a healthy and hearty meal. Although many people think of salad as a side dish, this one is so filling and flavorful it stands alone. Get the uncomplicated recipe after the break.
With their chickpea, orzo, and spinach filling, these stuffed peppers are a delightful vegetarian meal. Although there are several steps, this recipe is quick and uncomplicated. The pepper shells are flash cooked in the microwave, but if you prefer to throw them on the grill instead, do so. The stuffing mixture is adaptable, so you can take advantage of ingredients you already have at home: goat cheese can replace feta and fresh tomatoes stand in nicely for sun-dried tomatoes. To learn the technique, read more
Mediterranean-style pasta salad has quickly become one of my picnic staples. It's super easy to make a huge batch and tastes better after the flavors have mixed for a few hours. When making pasta salad, I prefer to employ orzo. There's something about the small, rice-like shape that makes the salad seem modern and more glamorous. This recipe is my own invention: it uses two types of tomatoes, olives, green onions, and feta cheese. The dressing is a simple red wine vinaigrette. Feel free to look at the recipe as inspiration for your own pasta salad. Whatever you do, be sure to make a large batch because this salad is an ideal portable lunch! To check out the recipe, read more
While purchasing a store-made pasta sauce is incredibly convenient, you'd be surprised how easy it is to throw together a delectable homemade tomato sauce. This recipe combines fresh tomatoes with their sun-dried counterpart. The sauce base is water, but it's flavored with garlic, herbs, and vinegar before being tossed with quick-cooking orzo and seared chicken.
To give your family a whole new take on rustic Italian cuisine, serve them this meal! Get the recipe and read more