I don’t know about you, but my Christmas has been full of turkey with all the trimmings, and now that we’re out of leftovers, I’m looking for something a little lighter. Here on the West Coast seafood is plentiful, and what I love about many of the recipes this week is that they can be used as appetizers to grace your New Year’s table. Alternatively, if you are looking for something hearty and filling to warm up to after a day of skiing or being outdoors, there’s a delicious stew and spicy tandoori chicken for you as well!
Put together for my son’s 15th birthday, this meal was amazing. The shrimp were delicious and went great with the salad, which we loved so much we also had with our Christmas dinner. The salad recipe is part of Kraft’s Recipes for Joy promotion, where you can send your friends and family an e-card full of downloadable recipes, and in exchange, Kraft gives $2 to Food Banks Canada until Dec 31st. I call that a win/win!
Last week’s blueberry cream cheese stuffed French Toast was so delicious I was back at Vino Luci Style looking for yet more recipes to try. Barbara suggested these yummy looking tandoori style chicken kebabs and quinoa. What I love so much about this recipe is there’s no flavoring packet to buy, you probably have those spices in your cupboard! If not just buy small amounts to see if you like them.
Looking for an easy New Year’s appy or light dinner for two? If You Can Make That You Can Make This has a great recipe for mussels in white wine. Enjoy it with some delicious French bread to sop up the sauce, and a salad on the side. To add to your holiday table, try some veggie squares; biscuit crust topped with cream cheese and fresh veggies. I’ll bet even the kids will eat them!
While looking around on Twitter for new recipes and food blogs to feature, I bumped into Tiffany of World Famous Nosh. When I first clicked over I was greeted with an amazing photo of chocolate bourbon pecan pie and promptly gained 10 lbs. For dinner, try this delicious looking beef bourguignon. Yum. I know I will!
This simple and yet delicious recipe was passed onto me by my friend Anne, along with a huge piece of salmon and a bottle of sake! I can’t wait to try it. Sticky, sweet salmon with a green salad is a nice change after all the heavy food from the holidays.
Photo credit: jlstras