Friday, April 10, 2015

Weekly Eats: Fresh Tastes

When it comes to food, the warmer weather means two important things. One, ice cream!! Two, I'm in the mood for meals that are lighter and fresher than their winter-time counterparts. I still love my pasta (#carbsforlife), but right now I find myself wanting to pair it with more veggies, lemon juice, or a dusting of cheese rather than a heavy sauce.

Weekly Eats Fresh Spring Suppers | www.shealennon.com

Clockwise from top right: 

1. Easy Lo Mein from Damn Delicious. Stir-fries with rice or noodles are perfect for spring. It's a great way to get in those veggies, plus they come together quickly so you're not spending all evening in front of a hot stove. This one lived up to it's name: it was super easy and tasted great. I added pork (left over from the tenderloin recipe below) and used red bell peppers and snap peas for the vegetables. It would be delicious with any combination of meat (or none) and veggies though. 

2. Rosemary Lemon Pepper Roasted Pork Tenderloin from Rachael Ray (365: No Repeats) with lemon parm green beans. Note that this is lemon (zest) and pepper, and NOT lemon pepper, the spice. I'm still a bit wary of lemon pepper since the failed chicken quinoa rice experiment. This oven-roasted pork was light, fresh and juicy tasting, and the green beans (boiled, then tossed in lemon juice, olive oil, and a little parmesan) were the perfect accompaniment. 

3. Ham, Cheese and Walnut Pasta from Rachael Ray. Still a family favorite. I can't sing the praises of this dish enough! 

What are you in the mood to eat this spring? 

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12 comments:

  1. Once again these all look so good!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  2. Thank you Melanie, they were good!

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  3. Oh you should, it's SO good! It was one of the first things I ever made for Aaron after we got married, and it's been one of our favorites since then. You'll have to let me know if you make it!! Great way to use leftover ham!

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  4. Lighter stuff around here too - and the grill! I'll have to try the pork recipe.

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  5. It is getting to be grilling time, hooray! (That means it's Aaron doing the work, not me!)

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  6. i've never made lo mein at home, but that looks so, so good!

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  7. Yummy! I'm trying to eat healthy and light too!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks! It was good and so easy too, which is always nice :)

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  9. Thanks Clara! I figure if I try to keep dinners light it will balance out my ice cream habit :)

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  10. That lo mein looks so good - I love veggie past dishes - owm!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  11. Thanks! It was really good and super quick--it's a keeper for sure!

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