Lemon and Roasted Asparagus Risotto-Style Orzo

risotto

Even though I started Saturday morning with a four hour math test, I grade this weekend A+++.  Perfect weather, good coffee, lots of time with Mike and Ellie, a run and brunch with good friends, and a lot of time in the kitchen; that’s pretty tough to beat. We [...]

Roasted Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

This is my take on yet another amazing recipe from Plenty.  I roasted the mushrooms instead of marinating them (because even though I don’t consider myself a picky eater at all, I just can’t do raw mushrooms).  I also omitted the fava beans because I really don’t care for [...]

Soba Salad with Sesame-Miso Dressing

soba

I really love soba noodles.  It all started with the recipe for Otsu in Super Natural Cooking, and grew from there into a mild obsession. I pretty much insist on eating them at least once a week, and I love the way they provide a pleasantly earthy backdrop for [...]

Sesame Eggplant Stir Fry

eggplant

So I’m running a marathon on Sunday,  my seventh!  I’m incredibly excited, even though I know there’s pretty much a 0.000032% chance that I’ll PR.  It’s okay, though.  I signed up way back in August when I had no idea what life with a baby would be like, and [...]

Chipotle Black Bean and Bulgur Burgers

burgers

I momentarily forgot about it, but yesterday was National Grilled Cheese Day!  I created a recipe for Tillamook (which will be up on their blog sometime this month), but here’s a sneak peek: So, Black Bean Bulgur Burgers.  Yep, that’s some nice alliteration. I’ve been trying to figure out [...]

Tofu with Roasted Asparagus and Dill

tofudill

I know it’s a totally overdone and annoying blogger move to complain about how busy you are. But it’s my blog, and JEEZ I’m busy right now. I have a marathon in 2 weeks, a huge and difficult math test to take in 3 weeks, and I’m trying to [...]

Chard with Harissa, Hazelnuts, and Eggs

chard

On Saturday, Ellie helped me dye some eggs. I was really excited to using natural colors from red cabbage, turmeric, and beets, but the result was VERY pale eggs, so we ended up using the fizzy tablets from a kit we bought two years ago but never used. After moving [...]

Kale and White Bean Pasta

kale pasta

I don’t think I ever ate kale when I was growing up, but I ADORE it now.  Raw in salad or smoothies, cooked with pasta or in soup, it’s great.  Lets not kid ourselves, though.  If given a choice between a plate of kale or a brownie, I’ll probably take [...]

Another Raw Kale Salad

salad

My wisdom tooth is out, and honestly the whole procedure and recovery has been WAY more mellow than I was afraid it would be.  I’m not supposed to run until Monday (boooo) but other than that, things are pretty good. I made a raw kale salad (and a couscous-chickpea [...]

Spinach-Artichoke Pizza

It’s Thursday already?! I meant to post yesterday but I’ve been in Wisdom tooth Hell. I had an appointment to get one removed next week (my Spring Break) but yesterday it started hurting my lower jaw like crazy so I called and got my appointment moved to tomorrow, which [...]

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