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White Beans with Spinach and Sausage

When I make this white bean stew at home, I usually use a pound of dry white beans that I slow cook during the night. The next day, when I make the stew the beans are ready and my stew will come together in about 20 minutes, which makes this recipe one of my go to weekday meals. If I am really pressed for time, I use canned cannellini beans but I do prefer to cook my own. Sometimes I find Andouille sausages at the store, so I use them for this dish to give it a little spicy flavor, but any smoked sausage will work well. As for the vegetables in this recipe, you can use collard greens instead of spinach.

I use brown rice to accompany this recipe, which makes it a heartier meal.  Some shredded carrots with basic lemon and salt is a nice side.

Helga

White Beans with Spinach and Sausage

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Blog Love: July 2015

This month we are doing a Bucket List Blog Love. These are the recipes we got our eye on, and are on our Pinterest boards waiting to be prepared:

Since we don’t live just out of desserts, we have a couple of savory recipes lined up, like this Grilled Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa by Cooking Classy, Skillet Chicken with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce by Sally’s Baking Addiction, and this Potato Salad with Yogurt, Arugula, and Dill by The Kitchn. This last one is a simple a makeover of a classic that we are sure we are going to love.

Oh, we found this Genius Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream by Food52 that’s perfect for topping all of your desserts. And because what’s a Blog Love without some good old desserts, we have a Blueberry & Ricotta Skillet Cake from Sassy Kitchen, begging to be served on a rainy saturday like the ones ahead, a Dulce de Leche Swiss Meringue Buttercream by Foodologie, and a Chocolate Red Wine Chiffon Cake by Sprinkle Bakes… because chocolate and wine. Winning combo.

We hope you enjoy July’s edition of Blog Love, and if you have a blog you want us to feature, send it over so we can take a look!

Helga & Kitty

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Orange Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

To tell you the truth, I will always choose a chicken breast fillet over any other cut. I’ve never really enjoyed dark meat in poultry, but sometimes…. a girl gets tired of eating chicken breast fillets.  To change the menu at home a little bit, I make chicken drumsticks at least once a month, my daughter likes them, and  I like that the recipes I use are usually marinated, so I get a head start the day before I have to bake them. On week days I will love anything I can just put together in a dish to bake for 40 minutes or 1 hour so I can do other things.

This recipe gets its flavor from the combination of orange juice, ginger and soy sauce. If you let them marinate overnight their flavor will intensify.  Just mix all the ingredients together, let them marinate and then bake for 40 minutes.  These drumsticks are great with steamed white rice and I usually serve it with a slaw type of salad. I’ve been making shredded carrot and green apple salad with a simple vinaigrette.

Helga

Orange Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

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