Chicken with Mustard and Tarragon

This is from Patricia Wells My French Kitchen. I have all her cookbooks and every single recipe I’ve made has been perfect! This one was originally with rabbit, which I could not find so I used chicken.

  • 4 slices pancetta
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 1/2 c mustard
  • 1 2/3 c half and half
  • 1/2 c minced tarragon
  • 8 oz tagliatelle pasta

Wrap pancetta around chicken and secure with a toothpick. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat, brown the chicken on all sides for about 8 minutes. Remove and place on a platter.

Pour the wine into the skillet and bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Add mustard, half and half and tarragon. Cover and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes. Return chicken to the skillet and simmer 15 minutes.

Meanwhile cook the pasta according to package.

Remove chicken from sauce, remove toothpick and tent with foil.

Add pasta to the sauce, toss to coat and cover for 2 minutes.

Serve chicken with pasta.

Serves 4

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Air Fryer Crispy Ravioli

This dish was inspired by Eating Well. Use fresh pasta for this recipe. I swapped out Italian Seasoning for herbs de Provence.

  • cooking spray
  • 1 c panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ c grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning or herbs de Provence
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 fresh ravioli
  • 2 cups low-sodium marinara sauce

Preheat oven to 425°F. Place a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet and coat with cooking spray.

Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan and Italian seasoning in a shallow dish. Whisk egg and water in a separate shallow dish. Dip ravioli in the egg, letting excess drip off, then coat in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing to adhere. Place on the wire rack. Lightly coat the ravioli with cooking spray.

Bake the ravioli until golden brown and crispy, about 15 minutes.

Serve the ravioli with the sauce and more Parmesan, if desired.

Serves 4 -6

Truffled Mushroom Mac and Cheese

This is so good and it’s vegan and gluten free. It is a super quick meal and it’s filling. There will be extra sauce you can use for another quick meal.

  • Cheese Sauce
    • 1 c raw macadamia nuts, soaked for 8 hours
      3/4 c water
      3 tbsp lemon juice
      1/4 c nutritional yeast
      1/2 tsp salt
      1 tsp smoked paprika
      1/4 tsp mustard powder
      1 clove garlic
      Pepper

    Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and process till smooth. Add water 1 tbsp at a time if too thick.

    Mac & Cheese:

    • 1 package zita miracle Noodles, rinsed
    • 2 tsp avocado oil
    • 6 oz mushrooms, chopped
    • 1/2 c cheese sauce
    • 1 bag baby spinach
    • Nutritional yeast
    • Truffle oil to drizzle

    In a medium pan heat oil and sauté the mushrooms until brown.

    Add noodles, sauce and spinach, cook stirring until spinach has melted.

    Serve with nutritional yeast sprinkled on top and truffle oil.

    Serve 2.

    Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo

    This dish was from Eating Well and it is amazing!!

    • ½ c breadcrumbs, toasted
    • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
    • ½ tsp grated lemon zest
    • 4 c cauliflower florets (1 small head)
    • 1 c raw cashews
    • 8 oz fettuccine
    • 4 c lightly packed thinly sliced kale
    • 3 tbsp lemon juice
    • 2 tbsp white miso
    • 2 tsp garlic powder
    • 2 tsp onion powder
    • ¾ tsp salt

    Bring a pot water to a boil.

    Combine breadcrumbs, parsley and lemon zest in a small bowl. Set aside.

    Add cauliflower and cashews to the boiling water; cook until the cauliflower is very tender, about 15 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer cauliflower and cashews to a blender.

    Add pasta to the boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Add kale and cook until the pasta is just tender, about 1 minute more. Drain; return the pasta and kale to the pot.

    Add lemon juice, miso, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and 1 cup water to the blender; process until smooth. Add the sauce to the pasta and stir until well coated. Serve topped with the breadcrumb mixture.

    Serves 4.

    Mushrooms and Noodles

    This is more of combining than a recipe. I was quite surprised at the Wonder Noodles – they were quite tasty! The serving size is ridiculously small – who is going to eat 1 oz of noodles? I added TJs shelf stable roasted tomatoes, some leftover mushrooms, spinach and Daiya’s Alfredo sauce. Hey sometimes I need a night almost off!

    • 7 oz pack of Wonder Noodles, rinsed
    • 1 package Daiya Alfredo Sauce
    • 1 7 oz bag spinach
    • 4 oz sautéd mushrooms
    • 1/2 container TJs toasted tomatoes

    In a large skillet over low heat, heat the sauce, stir in the remaining ingredients stirring until heated through, about 5 minutes.

    Serves 2.

    Artichoke Dip Pasta

    This pasta dish has all the things you love about artichoke dip and it’s vegan! Of course if that’s not your jam you can use regular cream cheese.

    • 6 oz pasta
    • 3 oz vegan cream cheese
    • 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts, reserve the marinate
    • 1/4 c pickled jalapeños
    • 1 bag baby spinach

    Cook pasta according to package.

    Combine cream cheese, artichoke hearts and jalapeños in a food processor and pulse till smooth, use marinate to thin as needed. Heat over low heat, add pasta and spinach cook until spinach is wilted. Season with salt and pepper.

    Serves 4.

    Mushroom Pasta

    This may be my new go to pasta – the sauce is rich and creamy, it’s packed full of veggies and is the perfect winter comfort food! The recipe comes from Vegan Comfort Classics.

    The Sauce:

    • 1 1/2 c raw cashews soaked in hot water for 20 min
    • 1 c water
    • 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice

    Place in a blender and blend until smooth

    The Parm:

    • 2/3 c raw cashews, almonds or pistachios
    • 1/4 c nutritional yeast
    • 1 tsp salt

    Pulse in a food processor until it resembles fine meal.

    The Pasta:

    • 6 oz pasta
    • 1 onion, sliced thin
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 portobellos, sliced thin
    • 10 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced thin
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1/2 c dry white wine or stock
    • 1/4 c chopped basil
    • 1 tsp dried parsley
    • 4 c baby spinach
    • 1/4 c the parm

    Cook pasta according to package.

    Heat oil in a 12 skillet over medium heat, cook the onion till soft. Add the mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture. Add the garlic and season with salt and pepper, cook for 3 – 4 more minutes. Once mushrooms have started to shrink, stir in wine or stock and simmer for 7 minutes. Reduce to low and stir in the basil, parsley, spinach and cashew sauce, stirring slowly. Cook until heated through and spinach is wilted.

    Add pasta and stir to coat, cook for 2 minutes.

    Serve with The Parm.

    Serves 4.