Sweet potatoes + coriander + fennel seeds + hot peppers + hot pepper flakes = absolutely delicious looking spicy sweet potato wedges. By the way, my math is impeccable, but check out the recipe if you don't believe me! — Smitten Kitchen
A few years ago, I picked up a book called A Flash in the Pan. It promised easy meals that could be created in one skillet; it also happened to be on sale. So I took it home and it has become one of my most inspirational books. The recipes are basic, yet flavorful, but everything is so simple and adaptable, that you can really take their ideas and transform them with what you have on hand. This time I decided to actually follow the recipe exactly and cooked up a batch of their fennel-crusted pork chops. The fennel is extremely fragrant and the charred lemons added a real nice balance. To get the recipe — it's one skillet and easy! — read more
If you're looking for a fun Valentine's Day side, look no further than this Beet and Fennel Salad with Fried Capers. The beets provide a vibrant red color and the fennel brings the zing. You could even make it super-cutesy by cutting the beets into heart shapes. To check out this deliciously lovely salad, read more
Pork happens to be one of my favorite meats. Yet strangely, I don't seem to eat it very often. I like the way the meat has a ton of flavor, and yet it doesn't feel too heavy. Tonight I'm hoping to fix up a loin of pork and chow down on a delicious feast. The flavor in this recipe comes from a fennel and garlic paste that is generously rubbed on the outside. After roasting for over an hour, the flavor is sure to penetrate through and make for a wonderful Sunday dinner. To get the recipe, just read more
While I was planning this week's Sunday Dinner, PartySugar suggested that I find a recipe for Tuscan Chicken Stew. As soon as she said it, I was sold. An Italian stew with a slight licorice and rosemary flavor sounded absolutely divine. However, as good as a stew sounds on a Sunday, it sounds even better to me on a Monday. It only needs 35 minutes on the stove and if you use leftover chicken, it comes together even faster. To check out the recipe for a Tuscan Chicken Stew, read more
I enjoy using ingredients reserved for a specific type of cooking to create something totally different and unexpected. Take apples; for example, crisps, pies, and sweets usually come to mind. That's why I got excited when I found this delicious, savory dinner recipe. In this dish, apples are paired with buttered salmon and fresh fennel for a scrumptious meal that is exciting and distinct. To experiment with apples in a whole new way, read more
I know this is a loaf of bread, but wow, it looks like you could eat it as a meal. This hearty Spinach & Fennel Loaf looks so fantastic, I think I'm going to have to give it a try. What do you guys think? Want to try it? - What's For Lunch, Honey?