Barley with White Beans and Broccoli

This was inspired by a recipe in one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Super Natural Cooking. I modified it it based on what I had on hand, and the fact that asparagus cost about four times as much as broccoli (and the broccoli didn’t come all the way from [...]

My favorite vegetable soup

There’s something extraordinarily comforting about eating creamy soups when the weather gets cool. As a kid, I gravitated towards Campbell’s Cream of Asparagus with so many crushed Saltines in it that it basically solidified. These days I stay away from canned soups, but they’ve been replaced with something MUCH [...]

Tofu, Broccoli, and Mushrooms with Noodles

For some, the foods that bring up memories of childhood include boxes of Hamburger Helper and frozen Costco lasagnes, but not for me. I consider myself incredibly lucky that my mom made all our dinners from scratch. She made an enthusastic foray into the world of Chinese cooking, so [...]

Agvolemono with Broccoli and Spinach

Try not to let the fact that this soup has two of the world’s most-hated vegetables in it deter you. Speaking of hating vegetables, that is high on my list of Things I Just Don’t Understand. Vegetables are incredibly healthy, cheap, and can be cooked in so many different [...]

Broccoli Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes

Yesterday was a huge day for me: I purchased cheese for the first time in 6 months. The Costco (yes, there’s really Costco here!) we went to had a decent selection of cheese, but a lot of it was really expensive and only came in gargantuan packages. I would [...]

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 [...]

Broccoli-Almond Chicken

Home ec class, Hollywood Senior High School, Nedlands, Western Australia. That’s where, in the fall of 1997, I fell in love with cooking. I had cooked periodically before that, but that was the first time I got to do everything myself, start to finish. I was in heaven. One [...]

Broccoli-Potato Frittata

Continuing my quest to eat minimally processed foods, I made this frittata with nothing more than eggs, a little olive oil, and some vegetables. ¬†Frittata is one of those wonderful foods you can adapt to whatever is in your kitchen, and I’m sure this variety would be divine with [...]

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