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Recipes tagged with: lodge cast iron

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

"Yaki" Beef Stir Fry

I received a shipment of samples from Bone Suckin' and decided to use the Yaki first for a stir fry.  We were over the top happy with this Yaki "Teriyaki" and I am serious. This is the best we have ever had and it's gluten free.  

I did make 1 chicken breast for me as I am not a big steak fan!  Enjoy xo

 

Banana Bread Cream Stuffed Crepes
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Banana Bread Cream Stuffed Crepes

Since we are only in Massachusetts for a few weeks; I am trying to use up everything I have before we go back home to Florida.  I made my Crepes recipe that has been carried down from my Grandfather but if you want to use Paleo Crepes - Go here for my Paleo Recipe.

The banana cream does taste like the batter for your bread!  So yummy...  

 

Cabbage and Cauliflower Fried Rice
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Cabbage and Cauliflower Fried Rice

Doesn't eating well make you feel so good!  I know we all like to sneak something bad then you hate how you feel.   So, why do we punish our bodies.  I love cooking my own food and enjoying the flavors.

This has become a favorite and it is so easy to make!  I hope you enjoy this dish too and try my Paleo Scallion Pancakes with this!  So yummy... xo

 

Cast Iron Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables and Bacon
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Cast Iron Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables and Bacon

It's Friday night and we are in Massachusetts for December therefore it's all about comfort food in my house. I wanted to use my favorite cast iron pan and make a one pot meal perfect for the 2 of us.  It does take a few steps but I actually served from this pan and the flavors were amazing especially the bacon!

This is a perfect dinner for 2 with maybe some left over for lunch the next day for 1 of you..   Enjoy :)

Chefs Note:  You will find below that I want you to remove the pork at 140 degrees.  You don't want it over cooked and when you continue cooking after adding in the vegetables then let rest a few minutes and slice.  The pork will continue cooking.  

 

Cauliflower Rice Succotash
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Cauliflower Rice Succotash

We just love summer vegetables.  At our summer lake house we love to grill and entertain.  My husband and I just love salmon and my Cauliflower Rice Succotash was the perfect accompany for our dinner.  Everything was cooked on the grill and we ate outside.

Perfect summer dinner with friends.

Cindy's Note:  I made this dish on the grill.  You can also prepare in your own kitchen stove top. Feel free to boil the corn.

 

Chicken Taco and Vegetable Casserole
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Chicken Taco and Vegetable Casserole

It's great when you can add a bunch of amazing ingredients into one pot and have a delicious Mexican feast!  Enjoy

 

Easiest Sweet and Spicy Beans
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Easiest Sweet and Spicy Beans

I haven't made beans in so long and it seemed to be the perfect side for my BGE Sweet and Spicy Ribs.

Now that I know using canned beans and adding your own ingredients takes on a whole new meaning of baked beans not to mention all you need is 30 minutes.  I made these for my company and never let them know they were semi-homemade and everyone just loved them.  

I used 2 tablespoons of the rub I made with the Ribs.  If you are not making the ribs then here is an easy recipe for the spices.

Ingredients for Spices!

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

 

Easy falafel Recipe
  • Time: 1 day
  • Complexity: easy

Easy falafel Recipe

I have been making so many Greek salads for Brooke and I this summer.  My granddaughter loves salads, vegetables and chicken.  

My future daughter-in-law was over this past weekend with the kids and I knew she would enjoy falalfels with me in a pita pocket filled with a Greek salad then drizzled with EVOO.  YUMMY!

Enjoy xo

Cindy's Tip!  Keep dried seasonings handy.  Fresh herbs are easy to keep all year. Outside during the summer and bring inside and set near a sunny window for fresh herbs in the winter too!

 

Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb with Shallot Sauce
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb with Shallot Sauce

OMG - That is the only work I can think of to start this recipe.  I love one pot recipes and this one was  a big hit for dinner.  We had another couple over for dinner and my husband kept asking me, "are you sure that pan is big enough"  Of course honey!  My lodge cast iron pan is Amazing and has not left my stove stop for the entire month of December!  The shallot sauce really made this dish pop with extra flavor.  All of those bits from the lamb along with the shallot, mustard and broth were the perfect combination!

Go ahead and make this! 

BTW! Mostly because it's just Glenn and I (and of course Jake) we don't need to do big shopping therefore I go almost everyday.  Almost everyone I know has told me the meats at Costco are great!  We really had a hard time believing that as we go to specialty meat markets for ours.  Well, I was at Costco with my sister-in-law and she grabbed 2 so I decided to get myself a few.  WOW the meat was amazing!  Very impressed by their meats.  Great for families or entertaining!

 

Ginger Chicken Meatball Noodle Bowl
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Ginger Chicken Meatball Noodle Bowl

I am really enjoying creating bowl recipes!  It's fun enjoying all of the flavors together.  Not to mention we just love meatballs in our family.  I hope you love this recipe!

Cindy's Note:  You can use spaghetti squash, rice noodles or even zucchini noodles.  I used linguini just because but also made it again and used spaghetti squash.  Very yummy!!!  

Spaghetti Squash - After I baked the squash and removed the strands then put in a bowl.  I added fresh ginger, salt pepper and chopped cilantro then drizzled a little sesame oil!  Amazing....

Sorry I took the picture before we garnished and ate!  We just couldn't wait.....  

 

Italian Pork Cutlets
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Italian Pork Cutlets

I love cutlets!  Sometimes I just want traditional Italian Pork Cutlets.  I top with baby arugula and thinly sliced red onions.  For the dressing I use EVOO and lemon juice.  Then drizzle extra EVOO over the pork and salad.

Be sure to check out what I use for mallet!  

 

Italian Vegetable Soup
  • Time: 30 mintues
  • Complexity: easy

Italian Vegetable Soup

It's very cold here in Massachusetts in December.  I love soup and so does my granddaughter Brooke.  No matter what time of the year it is wr love to make soup.

Since I keep many vegetables in the refrigerator, in the pantry and in the freezer.  Frozen vegetables are so handy.  Don't you get so mad when you buy fresh vegetables and you don't use them for a few days then when you grab them - they are bad!  I HATE wasting food and money.  That's why I keep vegetables I don't use everyday in the freezer.

Now I am not advertising for Bush's but I do love their chili starter beans.  You also use the juice in the can to add extra flavor to your soups or chilis.  If you use "regular" canned beans please drain and rinse before adding to your soups and chilis.

This soup is amazing!  If I may say so myself.  Enjoy xo Cindy

P.S.  Since I haven't been feeling good and sipping on green tea with fresh ginger and tumeric.  I decided to shred some tumeric into the soup as well.  #tumeric

Mexican Chicken Fajitas
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Mexican Chicken Fajitas

You can buy the packet of fajita seasoning but it's so easy to make your own. Click here for my recipe. 

One-Pot Grilled Steak and Vegetables
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

One-Pot Grilled Steak and Vegetables

I found by cooking all of this dinner in one pot added so much flavor to the dish and prevented the grill from flaming or pieces falling in the grate!  Using my Cast Iron Pan made it super easy and I served dinner right from the pan!  How easy is this.........  Love one pot recipes and this one is Paleo too...

Glenn and I are not very big eaters and I don't go wow over steak (just me) but I go crazy over eggplant.  I did pick up 2 boneless rib eyes at Highland Park Market but we only cooked up one and save the other (wrapped and froze for another dish).  This was a perfect meal for the two of us.  For the bigger eaters - go ahead and cook up 2 steaks!

You can make the same amount of vegetables for 2!  You can also grill the steak on the grates.  We are just loving the cast iron pan.

 

Rack of Lamb with Mint and Parsley Pesto
  • Time: 1 hour or more to marinade
  • Complexity: easy

Rack of Lamb with Mint and Parsley Pesto

We love lamb and I normally always get it at the local butcher.   A few of our friends raved about the lamb at Costco so we decided to give it a try. OMG we were very impressed by the quality and flavor of the lamb.  We will defiantly get it again!

Cindy

 

Sausage and Gourmet Mushroom Stuffed Turkey Breast
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Complexity: medium

Sausage and Gourmet Mushroom Stuffed Turkey Breast

I was at our local grocery store and wanted to make a stuffed turkey breast for our lake neighbors but didn't want to debone and do any extra work.  I asked the butcher and he was more than happy to do the task for me.  How great is that!  

I wanted to share this recipe with you before Thanksgiving as not everyone wants to roast a big turkey!  

I included Gourmet Mushrooms in the name because there is a package of mushrooms called Gourmet Mushrooms.  They include shitake, oyster, bella

Turkey Meatballs Lasagna Skillet
  • Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Turkey Meatballs Lasagna Skillet

We love our Big Green Egg.  As we are testing new recipes for my new show coming this fall I wanted to make a pasta dish on the Big Green Egg.  I used my 12 inch Lodge cast iron pan.  This was a big hit and this recipe fed 4 adults and 4 kids!  

Go ahead and give this amazing dish a try!  Enjoy xo

Cindy's Tip!  Keep your pantry stocked with your spices to make any meal favorable!