My Favorite Recipes This Week: June 18 - June 22
Giving Back to My Fellow Hubbers
I wanted to do something to thank my fellow Hubbers for their continued support and encouragement. When I began writing a little over six months ago, I never thought I would find such a great community of individuals in one place. The HubPages Cookbook Contest (June 2012) has given me an opportunity to give back. You are posting so many great recipes that my palate has been quite pleased.
Please check out the following hubs from which I have enjoyed some great meals this week (and still lost two pounds!). Give the writer some feedback, make the recipe for yourself or your family, post your own recipes and share the link below (you may make next week's hub!). I plan to do this weekly for the next four weeks before switching themes.
* * SALADS * *
MickiS shared the "Summer Salad Recipe: Fig and Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette" that left my mouth feeling happy. The salad was pleasing to look at, satisfying, and tasty. I had it for lunch and was not hungry again until after the usual dinner time. I added chick peas, as I do for all salads, but stayed true to the recipe otherwise.
Green Lotus has since deleted her recipe for Israeli Vegetable Salad, but the picture is still above. (Update November 2, 2012)
* * SIDE DISHES * *
Joan King shared "Savory Pan Roasted Potatoes." I have always had trouble making these the right way. They either come out like hockey pucks or are too mushy. With Joan's recipe, I was able to create perfectly textured potatoes. I will have enough for a few meals, so next time I will have to tailor the recipe a tad to suit my family's needs, but they are so good I will enjoy having them with lunch and dinner the next few days!
Kristen Penwell shared "Garlic Rice Pilaf." This was a tasty recipe that I found to be very easy to prepare. I paired it with my "famous" Pecan & Walnut Encrusted Dijon Chicken Breasts and some steamed broccoli. I enjoyed the meal, as did my four year old daughter. It was tasty and simple to create.
* * MAIN DISHES * *
Jazzmenca shared "Cilantro-Lime Chicken Casserole." This recipe was great. It was the only main recipe I made this week (not for lack of great recipes but for lack of room in my menu!). I enjoyed it and thought it was a fun dish to put on the plate. It was an all-inclusive dish, which helped with the menu planning - as I was able to just make this recipe and call it a day, rather than find recipes to match together with what I already planned to make. I have never been a casserole fan, but since I love Cilantro, lime, and chicken (and had all ingredients on hand from a salad I was making!) this was an easy decision. I will definitely make it again but without the corn.
It Takes A Community To Make A Hub Successful
It takes all of us to make a hub successful, not only the writer. Please take a few moments to encourage another hubber to continue sharing with us here on HubPages. Think back to the days when you first began and how your heart skipped a beat and a smile snuck across your face each time you saw a new comment - and for most of us, how that still feels today. Help someone feel that same sense of accomplishment today. Some of these hubbers have been around, others are participating in the apprentice program, and others are new.
I didn't look at overall stats or see how many followers people had, and I am not asking you to follow anyone you don't feel has great writing. All I am asking is for you to take a few moments to stop by and leave some feedback and a comment for a fellow hubber who may be able to use a smile today.