Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleon Bites
January 6, 2015 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

Here’s a cute little appetizer recipe inspired by the 52 New Foods Challenge, my new year’s resolution to try one new food with my family each week in 2015.
While I’ve loved beets for ages, …

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Smoky Ragout of Beluga Lentils
November 25, 2012 – 5:49 pm | No Comment
Smoky Ragout of Beluga Lentils

Where did November go?
I didn’t realize how long it’d been since I last posted, and I will spare you the standard blogger refrain about how busy I’ve been, etc..  Despite my absence, I have actually …

Beans are the New… Everything
July 24, 2012 – 5:01 pm | 8 Comments
Beans are the New… Everything

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t eat beans or lentils in some form. Middle Eastern lentils and rice (mujjadara) and falafel… Mexican black beans with quinoa or rice… Indian Chickpeas with Spinach (Chana …

Smoked Tofu with Spicy Texas BBQ Sauce
July 14, 2012 – 8:21 am | No Comment
Smoked Tofu with Spicy Texas BBQ Sauce

Necessity is most certainly the mother of invention.
Last weekend, my highly-carnivorous stepfather was smoking a 20 lb beef brisket in his outdoor smoker– a daylong project he undertakes several times per summer with great pomp …

Wild Mushroom Chestnut Soup with Autumn Garnishes
December 7, 2011 – 6:30 pm | 3 Comments
Wild Mushroom Chestnut Soup with Autumn Garnishes

What does one make for dinner on a dark, cold, rainy, Wednesday night when her cozy family is snoozing away at 6pm and she is left to her own resourceful devices in a quiet kitchen?
It’s …

Buh-Bye, BPA
November 23, 2011 – 8:26 am | 8 Comments
Buh-Bye, BPA

First it was baby bottles, infant formula can liners and baby toys that started going BPA-free to protect the most vulnerable members of our society from the potentially harmful effects of Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical component of a …

Purple Cauliflower for All
October 11, 2011 – 11:38 am | No Comment
Purple Cauliflower for All

Lately, it seems the only cooking I’ve been doing is for my 10 month old twins.  I think things finally reached a breaking point a few weeks ago, though, when my husband came home to the …