adventures of an american housewife in the south of france

What’s Cooking?

With all the rain the last few weeks, we've basically been housebound.  Hunkered down on the couch with blankets and cooking up lots of good food.  I thought I'd share some of the yummy meals we've been eating recently.

Roasted Red Kuri Pumpkin & Coconut Soup

this was a fantastic twist on regular, old pumpkin soup. topped with fried shallots - yum!!

*recipe found here 

Autumn Vegetable Roast

potatoes, butternut squash, shallots, carrots, asparagus

*toss with olive oil, s&p, garlic, and chili flakes.  bake at 400º for 30-40 mins.

Hub's Sweet & Spicy Chili

perfect for a cold and rainy day

*we would have loved to use this recipe if we could find some chipotles around here!

Steak Sandwiches & Oven Baked Fries

i've been pretty obsessed with making these fries lately! they're crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside

*oven baked fries based on this method of cooking them, but with different spices

Semi-Homemade Apple Cider

this really hit the spot! next time, i'm adding some whiskey ;)

*place 1L of apple juice in a pot with 5 cinnamon sticks, 4 whole cloves, and a piece or two of orange peel.  bring to a boil and then simmer for at least 15 minutes.

 Baked Salmon with Corn & Tomato Salad

i love a good side of yummy raw vegetables

*recipe from my head,  just mixed a lot of chopped vegetables with this homemade salad dressing

 Steak Salad with Roasted Potatoes and Tomatoes

adding the roasted veggies was a nice change to our usual salad mix.

 Warm Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad

easy and really delish. i just love a warm salad!

 *based on this Smitten Kitchen recipe.  i had to change up the dressing a bit because i couldn't find tahini paste here.  then i served the salad over spinach lightly sauteed in olive oil, salt and garlic. What have you guys been cooking lately?  Lately I've been all about trying new recipes, so send your favorites my way!    

One Response to “What’s Cooking?”

  1. Devon says:

    When I visit, will you make the oven baked fries? They look delicious!

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