Eggplant Couscous

This dish took a different turn than expected, but I believe it became much better than the original. Originally, I was supposed to roast zucchini, onion, and tomatoes and add it to couscous with feta, basil, and lemon.  I’m sure that would have been tasty, but I decided I wanted more roasted eggplant. Then I… Continue reading Eggplant Couscous

Peach Salsa and Fish Tacos

Peach salsa. I finally made it! Too bad the peaches were not quite ripe enough yet.  Otherwise, it was all delicious.  I bought and used a fresh jalapeno pepper for the first time…and even splurged on fresh cilantro.  (The poor college kid in me is still alive and thriving, despite finally being graduated and having… Continue reading Peach Salsa and Fish Tacos

Spinach-Feta Spaghetti Bake

Chicken parmesan can be so delicious…and so… not healthy. But I knew my husband loves spaghetti, and the idea of simple, comforting chicken parmesan sounded appealing to me.  I decided to change up the flavours and try to make it slightly less unhealthy in this recipe. First, there is actually very little parmesan cheese.  But… Continue reading Spinach-Feta Spaghetti Bake

Truffle Oil and Porcini Mushroom Gnocchi

Originally, I was going to make pesto gnocchi with tomato, but when I pulled out the package of gnocchi, I found this instead: Hmm.  Sounds delicious, but I did not think it would go well with pesto.  I thought the pesto could easily overwhelm the flavour that this gnocchi might have.  Since I had never… Continue reading Truffle Oil and Porcini Mushroom Gnocchi

Sweet Potato White Chili

I almost did not add the ingredient that made this dish so wonderful. I do not like traditional chili, not being a fan of most tomato-based sauces.  I decided to give white chili a try.  Never having eaten it before, I was unsure of the ingredients.  It seems that chicken, white beans, southwestern seasonings, and… Continue reading Sweet Potato White Chili

Provolone Stuffed Peppers

Easy, healthy, simple It would be perfect, but I do have a few planned improvements.  I originally planned on including ground turkey and great northern beans.  Well, I couldn’t find ground turkey at the grocery and I forgot to set out the beans to soak hours beforehand.  Oops. So instead of going the cumin-chili route,… Continue reading Provolone Stuffed Peppers

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie II

Dinner of Herbs has existed for a little over a year now. The one year anniversary slipped by barely noticed, hidden amongst the more widely-acknowledged holidays known as “Christmas” and “New Year’s Eve”. Even though the anniversary was barely remembered, this recipe from about a year ago could not be forgotten.  Warm, juicy, savory filling…soft,… Continue reading Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie II