Fruits and Vegetables

This brussels sprout panini kind of came together on a whim. I had bought a bag of those shredded brussels sprouts from Trader Joe’s without a real plan for them. When trying to figure out what to make for lunch, I realized I had a ton of leftover fresh mozzarella from pizza making over the [read more →]

I used to get really frustrated trying to make homemade pasta. The dough would never be the right texture, and trying to roll out dough that’s either too dry or too wet and sticky can be infuriating. Thankfully, it seems that all of my practice lately has finally paid off. I’m not an expert by [read more →]

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Matt and I are starting to realize why we got such a good deal on our Davis Square apartment. Being on the third floor of an old townhouse means that it’s unbearably hot in the summer, yet our apartment has basically no insulation to keep the heat in during the winter. I’m pretty sure when [read more →]

Sweet and Sour Cabbage With Tofu

So, I’m trying something a little new with my blog and recipe formatting. I’m getting my blog redesigned this month (yay!) and realized I should probably figure out how I want to format my posts going forward. I’m experimenting with Ziplist for my recipe formatting. Anyone with a Ziplist account can save Ziplist-formatted recipes to [read more →]

What do you do when you have a pork tenderloin sitting in the refrigerator, come up with the grand idea to make homemade moo-shu pork, but don’t want to let down your vegetarian moo-shu-loving boyfriend? Make both, of course! I decided on this recipe from Epicurious, using pork tenderloin instead of pork butt. It calls [read more →]

I didn’t grow up in the south, but I did grow up eating my dad’s hoppin’ john every new years day. It’s supposed to bring you good luck for the year – and while I’m not necessarily superstitious, I’m not one to break with tradition, either. My dad’s version always involved some kind of smoky [read more →]

Maltagliati with Mushrooms

One thing I’ve been doing in my time off of work has been experimenting with homemade pasta. I’ve been using Marco Canora’s recipe for the dough, and have wound up with a lot of pasta scraps while trying to form tortelli. So, what do you do with pasta dough scraps? Call it maltagliati and turn [read more →]

Fried Rice with Cauliflower

I recently read this blog post about using sauteed, grated cauliflower as a healthier alternative to rice or couscous. I was intrigued because I absolutely love cauliflower and had never thought of grating it. However, I also like carbs with my meals, so I tried the technique for the first time in fried rice using [read more →]

I get so many cooking ideas in my head, but never seem to have time to execute them. One of my goals while I’m taking a little time off and figuring out my life is to really experiment with new recipes instead of falling back on the same old standbys. I tried out this Glazed [read more →]

Almost everything that is tomato based is comfort food to me, and that’s exactly what I was craving last night. I was in luck because the folks at Tuttorosso tomatoes recently send me a gift basket of canned tomatoes to try out and review. Now that I’m unemployed and working with a much stricter food [read more →]

Moorish Chickpea and Spinach Stew…Revisited

The Philadelphia Marathon is this Sunday, and the end of my training hasn’t exactly gone as planned. I wound up with a sprained ankle two weeks ago, just a few days after my 20 mile run. I thought something felt off, but I continued with my mid-week 8 miler anyways. Bad idea. I figured I [read more →]

Up until last weekend, the only time I had ever tried olive oil poached salmon was several years ago (2008?) at a restaurant in Philadelphia. The preparation shocked me…in a good way: it looked raw, but was warm and buttery in texture. It was incredible. I don’t know how I kept in my memory so [read more →]

I really didn’t believe all the hype about Hurricane Sandy. I found myself at the grocery store on Sunday, stocking up on perishable food like chicken and cheese to round out our already mostly-stocked fridge, ready to start cooking my lunches for the week. We were not prepared for a power outage (unless you count [read more →]

Roasted Cauliflower and Leek Soup

I have been eating so much cauliflower lately. It’s such a versatile vegetable – I put it in tomato sauce, frittatas, mash it with potatoes, and just snack on it plain roasted. Last weekend, I took the idea of potato and leek soup, and replaced the potatoes with roasted cauliflower. I kept it simple to [read more →]

I know it’s cliché, but one of my favorite things about fall is eating all things pumpkin. I’ve experimented with different versions of pumpkin pasta sauce over the years, and this version might just be my best yet. I used evaporated milk to get a little creaminess without having to use heavy cream. I also [read more →]

Sometimes the simplest foods are the best. Matt and I were blown away by the kale salad we tried at City House in Nashville, and our recreation of it has been in our repertoire ever since. The original salad of kale and thinly sliced radishes was dressed with lemon juice and olive oil, and topped [read more →]

Shiitake Mushroom and Onion Frittata

Meal planning for Matt and me lately has consisted of buying dozens (that’s right, dozens) of eggs and a variety of vegetables, and sort of winging it every night. As a result, we make a lot of frittatas. We usually use Marco Canora’s zucchini frittata recipe from his book Salt to Taste as a guide, [read more →]

Today I’m guest posting over on Amy’s blog Wicked Good Travel while she’s getting settled in her new home in Scotland. I made a grilled corn and arugula carbonara, which is a great way to squeeze in some fresh corn before the season is over! Have a great weekend!

Baked Eggs with Cauliflower and Tomatoes

Now that my marathon training is in full force, Saturday brunches after my long runs have become a regular thing. And I love it. There’s seriously nothing better than coming back from a 13 mile run to a delicious brunch and some mimosas on the deck. Matt and I have been making a list of [read more →]

Tomato Fideua

Fideua is a paella-like dish made with thin noodles called fideos. It used to be one of my dad’s specialities (and I think I always secretly like it more than paella). I’ve developed my own version over the years, which I’m not even sure I should call “fideua” anymore, as mine are usually vegetarian and [read more →]

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