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Tex-Mex Cauliflower & Lentils

Tex-Mex Cauliflower & Lentils

I love cauliflower AND I love tacos. So, when a friend swore to me that “You can’t even tell it’s not beef!”, I was suspect, but intrigued. Let me be clear: you can tell it’s not beef. But, it’s still quite tasty. (Although Michael would like to point out that it’s yet another way I try to … Continue reading

New Obsession: Romesco Sauce

New Obsession: Romesco Sauce

Having no prior knowledge of things I am making is occasionally a source of anxiety, such as when trying to judge the relative done-ness of a new cut of meat. More typically, however, it’s quite freeing. When I’m trying to re-create something that knocked my socks off in its delicious simplicity (e.g., Papas Loco from … Continue reading

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Craving some spicy tex-mex and margaritas, I threw myself a belated birthday/preemptive Cinco de Mayo celebration. There were cocktails. Easy peasy make ahead strawberry basil margaritas, to be precise. (Want to spice it up? Add a slice of jalapeno to your poured margarita and enjoy the slight tingle as you sip.) There was barbacoa and chicken … Continue reading

Italian Egg Bake

Italian Egg Bake

Spaghetti squash…not just for faux noodles anymore! We’ve been getting a lot of spaghetti squash and spinach in our produce box lately, and this was a way to break beyond our normal ways of eating them. Like any casserole, it would be amenable to using up odds and ends of whatever you have in your … Continue reading

Afghan/Indian Fusion Beef Stew

Afghan/Indian Fusion Beef Stew

Over the past year or so, I’ve become increasingly gutsy in the kitchen. Not that I’m exactly a risk-taker, pairing weird and inventive flavors together, but I no longer freeze with anxiety and crippling indecision when faced with the daunting task of going off recipe. Sometimes, I even fancy myself quite accomplished, and get into … Continue reading

Quick Curry Cauliflower

Quick Curry Cauliflower

Also known as “what can I do with these things in my refrigerator/freezer”? A few minutes with a kinfe, a quick zap of some frozen cauliflower in the microwave, and some skillet time yielded a tasty side for just about any meal. We ate this for breakfast because I like to get a little crazy … Continue reading

Rainbow Salad with Salmon Cakes

Rainbow Salad with Salmon Cakes

Not only is this colorful and delicious, it’s a great way to use up any odds and ends of vegetables you have languishing in the refrigerator. Toss them on the salad, or mince them finely and mix them in with the salmon cakes. Rainbow Salad with Salmon Cakes Serves 2 Salad 3-4 cups lettuce of … Continue reading

Lazy Chicken Thighs

Lazy Chicken Thighs

While I normally find the chopping and sauteeing of the kitchen relaxing, and love how cooking transforms ingredients that are good on their own into something altogether different when in combination, sometimes you just want to EAT without all the hustle and bustle of turning ingredients into dinner. Enter the crock pot and some pre-made … Continue reading