Creamy Lemon Pasta with Vegetables

My husband is incredibly easy-going when it comes to my cooking. Usually when I ask what he wants for dinner, he says “whatever you want to make” and eats it without complaint (he’s a keeper). So when he offers suggestions, I listen. Last night his only request was for […]

Spicy-Sweet Potatoes

I like unexpected food combinations. I remember the day I discovered how good Fritos were when dipped in Chocolate pudding. I went through a phase where I dipped baby carrots in mustard. I love hot sauce on waffles. You get the idea. In Thailand I came to really appreciate […]

Classic Coleslaw

Just a basic but delicious coleslaw. I love it on pulled pork sandwiches, alongside a variety of different main dishes, and as an afternoon snack. The sweetened onions and vinegar give it an extra burst of flavor, while the mayo keeps it creamy. 1/2 cup finely chopped onion1/4 cup sugar4 […]

Mexican Oven Fries

I love potatoes in pretty much all forms, and these are no exception.  They are very versatile (use whatever spice you like!) and incredibly simple.  I made these to go with some black bean burgers and my husband and I basically inhaled the whole batch before the rest of […]

Winter Vegetable Gratin

This is a perfect side dish for fall or winter.  Sweet potato, purple potato, and carrot, all baked together with shallots, green onions, and a topping of bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.  Next time I think I might throw some parsnips into the mix too! (adapted from Super Natural […]

Risotto with Lemon and Scallions

I think I have found my new favorite risotto recipe!  The flavors are so bright and fresh and it is deliciously creamy, like any good risotto should be.  When the days are short and the weather is cold I’m definitely coming back to this recipe.  I think it would be […]

Penne with Bell Peppers, Capers, and Anchovies

I had no idea how many farms around here grew bell peppers until I noticed them EVERYWHERE on my long bike ride last Saturday.  Seeing all those red peppers at their peak (and still on the plant!) gave me a strong urge to cook with them.  This recipe is great […]

Indian-Spiced Roasted Potatoes

I bought some mustard oil a few months ago when I started doing lots of Indian cooking, but somehow I never got around to using it.  My husband found this recipe and we both LOVED it. This is a great side dish to serve with Indian food, when you […]

Roasted Broccoli

  Roasting must be the best thing that ever happened to vegetables.  It transforms even frequently despised vegetables into tender morsels replete with flavor far beyond what they ever had when they were raw.      I didn’t know broccoli could be so good (and I even enjoy raw broccoli).  I just […]

Israeli Couscous with Pistachios and Apricots

I would like to take a moment to tell you about one of the best cookbooks I have ever picked up.  Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero is PHENOMENAL.  Seriously.  I’m not vegan…I’m not even vegetarian, but the amazing recipes keep me coming back for more, even […]

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