Orzo Pilaf with Mushrooms

Orzo Pilaf with Mushrooms could either be a side or a small vegetarian meal (use vegetable stock instead of chicken). We had it as a side to a simple stuffed zucchini, which I will be sharing the recipe for soon. I'm not much of a side person, usually I throw together a quick salad using whatever I can find in the fridge and whip up a quick vinaigrette, but that is the extent of our sides the … [Read more...]

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Orzo

It wasn't until the last five years or so that I ever remember trying asparagus, even now I don't make it nearly as often as I should. My mom doesn't like asparagus, meaning she never made it for us growing up. I used to go along with her; thinking I didn't like it either, until I tried it roasted. That made all the difference. Fresh, roasted asparagus is so good. After making this up for lunch … [Read more...]

Avgolemono: Greek Chicken Lemon Soup

I was thrilled to find organic whole wheat orzo at the Fresh Market recently and on sale! For years I have been wondering where the whole wheat orzo has been hiding and I found it, on the end cap at the Fresh Market with a big sale sign. I bought a few bags of it because we are big fans of orzo and turned to Facebook wondering what I should make first. Chicken Lemon Soup was the winning … [Read more...]

Shrimp with Orzo

This shrimp with orzo is one of those easy weeknight meals that tastes like a million bucks. What is your go to dish when you are in a time crunch? I love cooking with shrimp because it cooks so darn quick. Just a few minutes and you have a tasty dinner. Recently I have had a few kitchen failures. Please tell me it happens to us all. We sit down to dinner and I can’t help but think this dish is … [Read more...]

Lemon Chicken and Orzo

This recipe was given to me recently by a friend. I usually have our menu’s planned out so far in advance that I rarely get the chance to make new found recipes for a few months, but because this one had Greek flavors with orzo I had to squeeze it in. I love all things lemon and orzo so I knew this would be a hit. The fact that it only dirties one pan is just a plus! I chose to omit the green … [Read more...]