Free Range Nurse

Cooking therapy from a former travel nurse

Coming Soon: February 16, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — freerangenurse @ 12:31 pm

This week, I’ll be making lemon curd (its use to be determined), chicken pot pies, and lasagna.  I will also try to find something low carb and/or healthy, but I make no guarantees, it’s not my usual cooking style.

Until then, enjoy the Austin sunshine.  It’s nice to finally see it.


Spanish Rice, approximately February 9, 2010

Filed under: side dishes — freerangenurse @ 7:12 pm

Because I want you to have rice with your tortilla soup, I am giving you an approximate recipe for Spanish rice.  I made this the other night to go with the soup, but because I just make it by approximating what I need, I don’t have set measurements for you.  Oh, I know I should have measured and written down the amounts that I used, but I was in a hurry to prepare it before my parents came over.  So here is a recipe with some wiggle room.




Salsa Rookie February 8, 2010

Filed under: appetizers,condiments — freerangenurse @ 4:03 pm

As I mentioned in the last post, I received a number of recipe requests when I solicited suggestions on facebook.  One that intrigued me was red salsa.  What is so intriguing about red salsa?  The fact that I’d never made it, never tried to make it, never thought about making it, but absolutely could eat it by the gallon!  How had I managed to never try to put together my own?  Honestly, I didn’t really know where to begin.  Then, along came Ree, aka, the Pioneer Woman.  Just a few short days after I received the suggestion, she posted a recipe for salsa that looked like what I’d like, so I used it as a jumping off point. (more…)


Chicken Tortilla Soup

Filed under: chicken,dinner,lunch,soup — freerangenurse @ 8:31 am
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Okay folks, you asked for it and I delivered.  As my facebook friends know, I asked what Mexican food recipes you wanted to learn how to make and you answered….boy, did you answer!  Unfortunately, few of you answered with the same suggestion.  I decided to go with one I know like the back of my hand (although, truth be told, I don’t really spend much time getting to know the back of my hand).  Tortilla soup is one of Sydney’s favorite meals.  She asks for it all the time.  She doesn’t care if it’s 100 degrees outside, she wants her tortilla soup.   I usually don’t want soup until it gets cold outside.  Thankfully for Sydney, we have had a lot of cold days this winter. (more…)


Broken Promises February 6, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — freerangenurse @ 4:21 pm

Okay, I know I said I’d get those recipes up, but work is busy right now, which means so am I.  I will have three recipes up sometime this week (I hope).  Until then, make one of the recipes I’ve posted and let me know what you think.  Diane, you can be excused since you’ve already tried one.  Thank you everyone for reading!

Love from the Free Range Nurse!


Stay Tuned, kids. February 2, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — freerangenurse @ 9:27 pm

I am in the process of typing out the Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe along with Salsa, and Spanish Rice. They should be up in the next day or two.