Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Chicken Sausage, Potatoes, and Brussels Sprouts with Pesto

I love any meal that has roasted Brussels sprouts!

2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 links Italian sausage (I used an organic chicken and sun-dried tomato sausage)
4 medium sized Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
3/4 lb..Brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed and sliced in half lengthwise
1 c. pesto (see this post for a quick and easy pesto recipe!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. 
  2. Place the sausages, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet. Pour on the olive oil and sprinkle with 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Mix thoroughly with your hands.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the potatoes and brussels sprouts are beginning to brown. 
  4. Let cool for five minutes, then slice the sausages in 1/4-inch thick rounds. 
  5. Place the sliced sausages, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Add the pesto and toss to combine. 
  6. Enjoy!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Arugula Couscous Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette


4 c. arugula,
1 c. cooked couscous
2 Tbsp. toasted almonds.

2 Tbsp. pomegranate balsamic vinegar (mine is from Kalamazoo Olive Company )
1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
1/4 c. olive oil
salt and pepper.


Mix salad ingredients together in large bowl. Whisk dressing ingredients together and pour over salad.

Simple but tasty!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Baking Soda = Clean Oven Door

I recently ran the self-cleaning cycle on my oven. It got the inside of the oven perfectly clean, except for the glass on the door, which was still covered with brown and black spots and streaks. I found this tip online to clean the door and it worked great!

1. Combine 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1 Tbsp. of water to create a thick paste.

2. Cover the oven door with the paste (I used my pastry brush to spread it over the glass.)

3. Leave it alone for 30 minutes.

4. Wash off the paste - using a sponge with a textured side for scrubbing will ensure that everything is removed.

That's it!