Monday, May 28, 2012

My Top Five Food Pairings for Summer

Like Romeo and Juliet, Forrest Gump and Jenny, or peas and carrots, some foods - and people - are just meant to go together.

And as the weather grows warmer, its often fun to change things up and experiment with new flavours and combinations.

With that in mind, I have gone back into the annals of Kitchen Witch history and have my five favourite food pairings to share with you today starting with:

1.  Grilled Lemon Basil Chicken and Pasta with Salsa Cruda and Basil Oil

 
This first pairing celebrates my favorite flavors of the summer- fresh basil, sun sweetened tomatoes, and lemon marry perfectly together to make a healthful and easy dinner!

2. Beer Marinated Pork Chops and The Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes



This is one of those meals I like to make for casual weekend entertaining. Better still, it can all be prepared ahead of time. Serve with corn in the cob and fresh lemonade and you have a meal everyone is going to love!

3. Turkey Chili Con Carne and Apple Cheese Muffins






Serve a cast iron pot filled with this healthful and delectable chili on your next camping trip or cook out. It can be made ahead and frozen in flat re-sealable freezer bags for easy transport, and paired with these wonderful apple cheese muffins, people will be coming back again and again!










4.Creamy Chicken Spaghetti Florentine and Easy Arugula Salad

 



An easy to assemble, fresh pairing for relaxed weekday dining.

5. And finally, today's featured Kitchen Witch video starring Grilled Lemon Herb Halibut and Creamy Lemony Rice. This is my side dish recipe of the month!

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Stay tuned tomorrow for the first installment of "Life Lessons Learned Watching Top Chef Masters."

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6 comments:

  1. The pork chops sound great! Love the marinade:@)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by :-) They are delish!

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  2. the pork chops and potatoes are what for dinner for us tonight I think, they sound wonderful! You always inspire me you do, thankyou for that,

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    1. Thanks Laurie! Let me know how everything turns out.

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  3. LYNDS,

    #4 WAS MY FAVE AND SOUNDED LIKE DA BOMB 2 ME.

    I THINK EVEN I MIGHT B ABLE 2 MAKE THIS ONE, BUT THEN AGAIN I AM NO KITCHEN WITCH AND I KNOW THAT 4 A FACT.

    SOMETHING ELSE I KNOW IS THAT U CAN COOK 4 ME ANY DAY OF THE WEEK AND I'LL GIVE IT A SHOT.

    I'VE COME 2 BELIEVE THAT U NEVER HAVE A BAD RECIPE.

    I SO LOOK UP 2 AND ADMIRE U 4 ALL THAT U R AND ALL THAT U GIVE 2 THOSE OF US WHO LOVE AND RESPECT U.

    U R ONE IN A BAZILLION, BABE, AND DATS NO LIE.

    YER FAVE BEE CHARMER,

    ~IDGY/ERIN~

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  4. Hi lovely lady.
    I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day with your family.
    We are having hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch today.. But next
    weekend I am going with your pork chops on the gill looks so good and yummy.. I had to come see you today...
    XXOO Diane

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