2 posts from month 09/2015

Roasted Garlic Parsley Pesto and Blackened Chicken Pasta

Looking for a full-flavored chicken pasta dish that can work for a quick weeknight meal but is good enough for entertaining?  This is it, my friends.  By roasting the garlic you get a sweet, nutty flavor that really gives this pesto an amazing background flavor.  And you can make the pesto ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator.  It will save for several days or even longer.  And by taking the shortcut of using your favorite blackening ... Continue Reading

Roasted Beet Salad with Crispy Goat Cheese and Shallot Vinaigrette

Roasting beets with a little thyme and olive oil really brings a lot of flavor to the beet itself and the roasting process makes them even sweeter.  I love this salad because it's very healthy and filling and a little bit decadent with the warm, crunchy goat cheese on top.  When you roll the goat cheese into the panko breadcrumbs (you could even add a little grated parmesan to the breadcrumbs) really press down to get the crumbs to adhere to the cheese.  I ... Continue Reading