Beans & Greens

This dish doesn’t sound like much, but the combination makes it perfect: savory, substantial, and flavorful. It’s so versatile that you can substitute whatever green or bean you have on hand. On top of that, it’s so easy that it’s a no-brainer on a weeknight – we make it at least once a week as a…

African Curried Coconut Stew

It’s getting hotter outside and we’re looking to eat healthier. And as our work days get busier, we’re finding less and less time to cook during the week. A hot Sunday afternoon is a good excuse to stay in the AC and cook . . . and cook . . . and cook. Even though…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers and Anchovies

This recipe is adapted from the Thanksgiving issue of Food & Wine magazine – Chef Michael Symon did a special spread. When Todd saw this – being a Brussels sprouts fanatic – we went to the store to get the ingredients. As one who enjoys Brussles Sprouts, this recipe made me LOVE them. We did…

Butternut Squash Soup

With the abundance of squash this fall and the craving for heart-warming, soul satisfying comfort food, this butternut squash soup fits the bill. The subtle layers of flavor build as you eat, despite any preconceived notion you may have about a squash soup. Eat this and feel proud – you’ll be satisfied, others will be…

Recipes as Comics

Over at my latest obsession’s website, Saveur.com, they have enlisted the brilliance of foodie comic artists to render some recipes. In their summer feature Recipe Comix, I found the Cool & Crispy Noodle Melange by Vanessa Davis to be hilarious and delicious. While I haven’t tried it yet*, I had to fill my readers in…

Black Bean Cakes with Guacamole & Tomato Salad

Believe it or not, I saw Emeril making this dish while I was writing a grocery list and looking over my cookbooks. See, I subscribe to the method of extreme weekday menu planing – so I find 4 to 5 dishes that I think fit my weeknight meal criteria: healthy, quick, cheap, and easy. I…

Roasted Broccoli

There are so many of us who need to eat more vegetables, and would if there were easier and more delicious ways to make them. My husband and I in fact eat a lot of vegetables; here’s one of our favorites.  Roasted Broccoli 2          Bunches Broccoli, cut into florets 1          shallot, medium, sliced 1 pint …

Moroccan Winter Squash and Carrot Stew

Sometimes things go as planned, and sometimes they don’t. For example, the weather on Sunday was beautiful – mid-50s and sunny. That didn’t stop me from sticking to my plan: staying inside cooking and reading all weekend.  I decided to make this dish for a few reasons – it sounded delicious, and we bought a…

Farmer’s Market Pasta

So, not only do I have a problem with using the oven, I avoid it. I mean, really. What is the point of baking a pasta dish that is perfectly good without the extra step. Case in point, Penne with Corn, Zucchini and Basil. Sounds delicious. It does not, however, sound like I need to…

The Best Potatoes

I’m not sure what to call these delicious nuggets of potato heaven, but they are so good I’m not sure they need a name. Any reference to “those potatoes you made that one time,” will automatically populate this recipe in my brain. It’s simple, really. Boil whole, unpeeled, fingerling potatoes in liberally salted water* until…

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