In the past few years, I’ve been trying to incorporate more whole grains in our dinners. Bulgur is one of my favorite grains to work with because of its quick cooking time. Besides being high in fiber and rich in minerals, it has a mild, nutty flavor that my kids enjoy. —Maria Vasseur, Valencia, California
A hint of lime, cilantro, coriander, cumin seasons these fish fillets. Writes Adrene Schmidt of Waldersee, Manitoba, "My husband and I have four children and we all like fish. Sometimes you have to do a little something exotic with it to add some spice to life. This recipe does just that."
This satisfying stew from Lois Glezer of Standish, Maine is chock-full of potatoes, turnips, carrots and lamb. Served with Irish soda bread, it makes a hearty St. Patrick's Day meal. —Lois Gelzer, Standish, Maine
Joanne Beaupre combines orange juice, red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard in the tangy dressing that perks up her seafood salad. "I had tried a similar salad at a restaurant," she writes from Manchester, Connecticut. "I adapted this version for a fun lunch to take to work. It always gets comments."
A wonderful sweet-sour citrus glaze makes Jacqui Correa's tender chops tangy and tasty. Quick and easy to prepare, the grilled chops are perfect for picnics and barbecues, she pens from her home in Landing, New Jersey.
A little planning the night before or early in the day is all it takes to get this entree on the take in a hurry. Loaded with vegetables, tender pork and lots of lime flavor, it's and outstanding meal-in-one.
—Shonda Ford of DeRidder, Louisiana
“I like to slice the chicken into strips and serve them on a bed of salad greens on hot summer days. The chicken is great for cold sandwiches to take to work, too.” Eileen Rande - Farmington Hills, Michigan
"This recipe is a favorite of my vegetarian friends," writes Virginia Anthony of Jacksonville, Florida. "I lightened it by using egg substitute and reduced-fat cheese. I also added a few more vegetables."—Virginia C. Anthony, Jacksonville, Florida
From Hendersonville, North Carolina, Karyn Joyner shares this enticing pork roast and chunky tomato sauce. After reducing the tangy sauce on her stovetop, she uses a portion of it to flavor the pork, serving the extra on the side at dinner.
Seasoned with Southwestern zest, this lean beef roast is fork-tender and gets a little kick from salsa. "My husband, Phillip, and our two young daughters raise our own cattle and hogs on a farm just outside Freeburg, Missouri," writes Cathy Sestak. "This one of our favorite ways to eat beef. Enjoy!"
"A variation of this recipe was originally served as a side dish at a popular French restaurant," says Eileen Herr from Indianapolis, Indiana. "I added a few more ingredients to make it a cool and hearty meal. The recipe is very adaptable—it's also delicious with chicken and snow peas."