Kate's Cuisine

Aug 17 2014

Recipe Roundup

Recipe Round Up

This week was reason for true celebration in the culinary world – on Thursday it was Julia Child’s birthday! The woman who changed the way North America cooked would have been 102 and so, we start this week’s Recipe Roundup with a dish that pays homage to her. Also included are recipes that will help you cut down on your carbs (for those of you that are still trying to do that) and of course, a bunch of seasonal dishes as well.

It’s not often that you’ll find shellfish recipes on my site (damn allergy,) but The Little Ferraro Kitchen posted this Julia Child Mussels Mariniere recipe on their site and I thought it looked fitting. Plus, Julia Child and shellfish are both so fascinating to me.

Also happening in August, gardens and farms are overflowing with all kinds of fresh produce. Watermelon is one of them, and it’s one of my very favourites. I’d never considered making watermelon salsa before, but that’s just what Daily Leisure did and I have to say, the results look fantastic!

In addition to watermelon, zucchini is also popping up all over the place and those who are lucky enough to grow it seem to always have so much. If you’re lucky enough to have some given to you (or you live close to a fresh produce stand,) stock up on it now to make zucchini breadzucchini sticks, or these Chocolate Zucchini Cookies from Stockpiling Moms.

You don’t need to use fresh raspberries for this Layered Raspberry Dessert from CookLime; fresh or frozen, it doesn’t take much to pull this one together.

If you need something to serve before dessert, I find that meatloaf is always a safe bet – and potatoes are a natural side to this dish. I had never thought of making a One Pot Meatloaf and Potatoes before but, now that From Val’s Kitchen did it,it’s definitely something I’m going to try. You should too!

If you’re looking to cut back on your potato intake, I showed you one way to do it with my Loaded Cauliflower. Perhaps that’s why this Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Poutine from Closet Cooking caught my eye.

Quinoa is one of my favourite substitutes for carbs, and the Cooking Quinoa blog has tons of great ways to do it (naturally.) These Quinoa Egg Muffins are just the start of it!

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