This Jamaican Jerk Meatball Rice Bowl is a virtual flavor trip to the islands. So while it’s winter-thyme here in Georgia, which inevitably cultivates a desire to travel to warmer destinations, we’re going to enjoy this treat for the senses.
The key to bringing big flavor to these Southwest Vegetarian Tacos is to oven roast the veggies. Virtually any vegetables will work in these tacos, but I love sweet potato, onion and zucchini as my base – I added corn and jalapeño to give it a nice Southwest flavor flare.
I adore the creamy texture of butter beans and how nicely they pair with fresh bright flavors. This Butter Bean Salad is loaded with fresh herbs & veggies then dressed in Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette. It’s the perfect side dish or healthy vegetarian meal.
This quick and easy Pasta Sauce comes together in under 30 minutes yet tastes like it’s been simmering all day. The key ingredient are the canned San Marzano tomatoes, not at all difficult to find but should not be replaced by regular diced tomatoes. San Marzano are whole plum tomatoes with very few seeds that are renowned for their balanced flavor – rich tomato taste that is slightly sweet and less acidic.
Huge Meatball Fan. That’s me. I’m forever pondering the possibilities. If you’re ever looking for meatball inspiration check out my favorite recipes here.
My latest classic dish turned into a meatball lovefest are Chicken Piccata Meatballs. Take all those Chicken Piccata comforting flavors and roll them up into meatball heaven. Enter capers, Parmesan cheese, lemon, garlic, fresh parsley. Oh and then let them bathe in a glorious caper butter wine sauce to soak in even more deliciousness.
There are times when you just need to use up ingredients already in your fridge or pantry. These Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers are made for days like this. Change up the filling according to what’s on hand and you have an easy week night dinner that the whole crew will love!
As we head into summer and backyard BBQ’s, there’s a good chance we’ll find ourselves with half a watermelon taking up way too much space in the Frigidaire. I did. Water-melon. Water. Flavored water. Do you see where I’m headed…