Tag Archives: Easy Dinners

Channeling Flatbread

27 Sep

What I am about to describe to you may sound slightly gross, but trust me on this one. Pesto, Red Grape and chicken pizza. Now, grapes may sound like an odd pairing for pizza but the heat of the oven really brings out the sweetness and they taste amazing with the other elements.

If you grill the chicken the day or night before when you’re making another meal, this pizza will take about 15 -20 minutes to make. Perfect “coming home to dinner after commuting” meal. It’s from a cooking light recipe, but you don’t even need a recipe to figure out how to make this.

I simply used a Boboli ready made thin crust pizza, topped it with pesto, shredded chicken, halved red grapes and cheese. My pesto was made the other day from my 2 foot tall basil plant (it was taking over my garden! my other herbs have barely seen sunlight all season because of the basil jungle), but store bought is just as easy to use. I used preshredded low fat mozzerella cheese, but freshly grated the parmesan.

15 minutes later, pizza!

The pairing kind of reminds me of something I would find at my favorite pizza place, Flatbread Pizza Company. But it’s much more convenient to make this rather than fly over 12 hours to get it.


Easy Ravioli

26 May

You know when you have a crappy day, and all you want to do is something you like? That feeling is what lured me into my kitchen in NY’s sweltering 90 degree weather. I wanted to make something for dinner. Something good. Something that would use the basil growing in my garden. I may have bought wonton wrappers in order to make Caitlin’s Sweet Potato and Baked Bean wontons,but I ended up being inspired by Amanda‘s use of them to create ravioli.

Ingredients (All amounts are roughly estimated. It was too hot to add to the amount of dishes I’d have to wash)

-2 cups baby spinach, finely chopped

-5 cremini mushrooms, finely chopped

-1/2  cup part skim ricotta cheese

-1/2 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella

– 1 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped

– 1/2 tbsp fresh oregano, finely chopped

-Salt and Pepper

-Wonton wrappers

Combine ingredients. Place approximately a tablespoon of mixture in the center of one wrapper. Lay another on top, seal with water. Place in boiling water for about 3 minutes. (I only cooked about 4 at a time, I was worried they would stick together since I didn’t know what the consistency of the wrapper would be. )

My sister asked where I got the ravioli from because they reminded her of dumplings. I had to tell her why.