From Erika's Kitchen

Recipes straight out of my kitchen, tested by my hand! Bon appetit!

18 11, 2013

Join The Breakfast Club: Make Your Own Almond Flax Seed Granola with Chewy, Crunchy Clusters!

By | November 18th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen|19 Comments

Want to learn how to make your own delicious, nutritious, and downright epic granola? Read on!

15 11, 2013

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

By | November 15th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|3 Comments

4lbs bone in chicken thighs 2 large onions, cut into 1/4in slices 1 can warm beer (preferably a lighter version - beers with bolder flavors leave a more "malty" taste to them... ) 1 cup warm water a pinch of each of the following spices, shaken together in a small bowl: salt, paprika, black pepper, [...]

14 11, 2013

Corn and Chickpea Salsa

By | November 14th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|6 Comments

3 cups corn 1 cup chickpeas (already cooked) 3/4 cups red, green and yellow pepper 1 cups onions 2 tbsp cilantro 1/4 cups lemon juice, 1/4 tsp salt Throw ingredients in a hot skillet together, in the order listed. Go read a book... or... this little site.

14 11, 2013

Yummy Homemade Rice Pilaf

By | November 14th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|0 Comments

Making a delicious rice pilaf... without the little box!

31 10, 2013

Mediterranean Flatbread Sandwiches

By | October 31st, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|3 Comments

My quick and simple Mediterranean-inspired sandwiches!

22 10, 2013

Baked Corn With Chili Butter

By | October 22nd, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|2 Comments

A nice way to bake corn with a lot of flavor!

4 10, 2013

Meet the Veggies: Red Beets 101

By | October 4th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen|18 Comments

Let's talk about beets, baby! Though there are other popular kinds of beets - like the striped or yellow beet - we're gonna focus on these red beauties today.

24 09, 2013

Cook It Like a Boss: Wild Rice Blends

By | September 24th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen|8 Comments

How to cook a wild rice blend, and how to jazz it up a bit.

3 09, 2013

Taco Salad Remix

By | September 3rd, 2013|Cook It Yourself, From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|7 Comments

1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce 1 diced roma tomato 1 cup ground turkey 1/2 cup basmati rice (cooked) 1/4 diced onion 1 taco shell 1/2 cup salsa 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cilantro 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon coriander a pinch of salt Pre-heat oven at 300 degrees. Cook [...]

29 08, 2013

Spinach and Chicken Pizza

By | August 29th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|7 Comments

A pizza recipe with spinach, tomato, oregano, basil and parmesan cheese!

15 08, 2013

Homemade Whipped Cream

By | August 15th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|5 Comments

My own homemade recipe for whipped cream!

25 07, 2013

South Indian Style Vegetable Curry

By | July 25th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|2 Comments

My first time experimenting with curry, and I fell in love!

15 07, 2013

Meet the Veggies: Cherry Radishes 101

By | July 15th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen|10 Comments

All you need to know to dive into radishes, nose first, as a newbie.

15 07, 2013

From My Kitchen: The Ultimate Apple-Cranberry Pie

By | July 15th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|6 Comments

My own personal recipe for making an apple-cranberry pie from scratch!

8 07, 2013

Broccoli Cheese Soup

By | July 8th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|16 Comments

Clearly, since I can get a bag of broccoli frozen for $2, I'm a big broccoli eater. No shame in my game! 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 cup flour 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups chicken stock or bouillon 1/2 pound fresh broccoli 1 cup matchstick carrots [...]

13 06, 2013

Start Your New Year Off Right: Hoppin’ John and An Ode to Beans and Rice

By | June 13th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen|4 Comments

Every culture has its beans and rice. But here, in America… you have black-eyed peas. And, of course it was paired with rice.

10 06, 2013

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

By | June 10th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|4 Comments

Spinach, parmesan, red peppers and artichokes? It's that simple!

30 05, 2013

Watermelon Gazpacho

By | May 30th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|1 Comment

I'm sure there are lots of jokes to be had about this... but I love watermelon. Juicy, sweet, full of fiber and plentiful in the summertime... I'm good forbuying a couple of 'em, letting them ripen in the house for a few days, then finding a few thousand ways to freak it. This is one [...]

14 05, 2013

Lime Broccoli Chicken Pasta

By | May 14th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|7 Comments

2 chicken breasts 2 cups frozen broccoli 2 cups whole wheat penne pasta 1/2 lime 1 tbsp tarragon 1 tsp cilantro 1tsp olive oil a pinch of salt half a pinch of pepper Put half a teaspoon of olive oil in the skillet, and the chicken goes right on top of it. As the chicken [...]

23 04, 2013

Meet the Veggies: Parsnips 101

By | April 23rd, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen|32 Comments

Parsnips, meet everybody. Everybody, say "Hi, parsnips." A brief introduction and guide on how to buy, store, season and cook your parsnips.