23 Jan. 2023: Tuna Gochujang Noodles

Keeping with one of my New Year’s resolutions, I have been exploring cooking from the items we keep on hand in our pantry. This shift in meal preparation was precipitated by Christopher Kimball’s Cook What You Have, and while it is an adjustment, I’ve found it particularly satisfying to raid our fridge and pantry. We…

07 Jan 2023: Red Curry Lentils with Sweet Potatoes and Spinach

Happy 2023! One of the cooking books I received this year was Christopher Kimball’s Cook What You Have from Milk Street Kitchens. It has really been a game-changer for me in terms of meal planning and food shopping in that, using a roster of about 25 regular ingredients, I’m starting to raid the ‘fridge and…

19 Dec 2022: Tikka

Zainab Shah, is among other accomplishments, a food contributor to the New York Times. This easy, weeknight recipe is among the many she has contributed to the Times and other publications as well. The combination of warming spices and the easy prep make this one a definite keeper! Sheet-Pan Fish Tikka with Spinach Zainab Shah…

11 October 2022: Moosewood’s Mexican Pepper Casserole

Sometimes the Fall rollercoaster gets the best of me, but last night I hopped off and opened up my trusty and well-loved 1977 edition of the Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen for a little cuisine inspiration. As usual, it was right there for the taking. The spicy mixture of sauteed sweet peppers, onions and garlic…

21 August 2022: Vermicelli Noodles with Turmeric and Tofu

This recipe, was published in the Washington Post’s Eating Voraciously Weeknight Vegetarian column on August 13, 2022. If you are a subscriber to the Washington Post, you can access the recipe and scale it up or down. Adapted by the Washington Post from “Vegetarian Viet Nam” by Cameron Stauch, this is a tasty AND colorful…

18 August 2022: Spinach Casserole with Thyme

From the time we were first married, Adrien and I had a Boston Globe newspaper (print edition) delivered to our home. While we no longer subscribe to the Globe for a variety of reasons, when we did, I used to look forward to each Wednesday because of the Food focus. Unfortunately I cannot give credit…

08 May 2022: Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

We hosted family for a casual lunch on Mothers’ Day this year. When picking out what to cook for our family get-togethers, there’s a lot to think about when considering the guests range in age from 3 to 98. This simple and versatile recipe comes from Karie Houghton via Taste of Home website. It was…

02 May 2022: Vegan Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Sometimes I feel like I don’t make enough use of my Instant Pot. However, whenever we make a bean-based dish calling for dried beans, I absolutely know that going back to the “old ways” of prepping dried beans has been made infinitely more easy since Instant Pots and pressure cooking came back into vogue. This…

24 Apr 2022: Hearty Chickpea & Spinach Stew

This soup was very satisfying – not vegetarian, but could easily adapted to be so. The combination of mashed and whole chickpeas made for an interesting texture. I personally would substitute something less salty for the chicken broth (wine?) and I would never use garlic powder. The portion sizes must be huge! I made a…

20 Apr 2022: Chicken Piccata

We don’t consume much meat or poultry any more, but when I do, I live by the mantra “a little goes a long way”. So this recipe for Chicken Piccata from Whole Foods Market was light on the chicken and the serving sizes were much smaller. The chicken meat was pounded with a rolling pin…