14 July 2021: Easy Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

It’s July and we’re in the middle of zucchini season! This recipe from The Kitchn possibly will give purists a moment of pause, but for me, I was a great way to take advantage of summer vegetable overloads while the kitchen was not overheating from roastings or stove-top cooking. Easy Slow-Cooker Ratatouille By Christine Gallary,…

05 April 2021: Light Cinnamon Rolls – Eggless

Our granddaughter has an egg allergy which has prompted a lot of researching into egg-free baking and cooking. My experience with egg substitutions in “regular” recipes has not proven to be very successful. Oftentimes the bake is dry and heavy. So when I spotted this recipe, Light Cinnamon Rolls – Eggless from Munaty Cooking and…

28 March 2021: Ellie Kreiger’s Caribbean-Style Seafood Stew

We keep frozen seafood on hand these days. Frozen seafoods in my opinion, are not always a great substitute for fresh, but when our food shopping choices went down to whatever we could find curbside (meaning I was no longer standing in front of the fish counter asking when something had been brought in), I…

19 March 2021: Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans

Food shopping, even now after a full year of the pandemic, continues to be a challenge for us. We’ve found that agile substitutions whenever planning a week’s cooking and eating is a skill that continues as spot shortages in food supplies continue. This skillet dinner was a good one for us. It employs shelf stable…

10 March 2021: Sheet Pan Crisp Tofu & Sweet Potatoes

Sheet Pan Crisp Tofu and Sweet Potatoes from NYT’s Melissa Clark Sheet Pan dinners seem to be everywhere lately! This one from cookbook author (this one-Dinner in French-is my favorite) and food writer Melissa Clark uses two of my go-to ingredients: tofu and sweet potatoes. We eat tofu frequently, but usually just in stir-fry recipes;…

06 March 2021: Seattle Smoked Salmon Chowder

Seattle Smoked Salmon Chowder from Skinny Taste Winter has been continuing to hold an ice-cold grip on temperatures, so this week I felt the need to make a bowl of comfort food. This smoked salmon chowder from Skinny Taste was exactly what I was looking for! The balance between lower fat milk (I used the…

24 February 2021: Picadillo

The Washington Post has started a new email newsletter authored by WaPo’s food writer, Daniela Galarza called Eat Voraciously and the very first email was – as Guy Fieri might say – “off the hook”. Use this link to read more about Daniela’s mission and subscribe to receive the newsletter – or even better, subscribe…

08 February 2021: Vegan Garlic Pasta with Broccoli Rabe

Vegan Garlic Pasta with Broccoli Rabe Recently, I’ve discovered a treasure trove of vegan recipes created by Vaishali on Holy Cow Vegan’s website. In trying to eat more plant based foods, this website has some wonderfully creative recipe takes on old and new favorites. This week’s shared recipe came together quickly – a good thing…

06 December 2020: Crustless Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche

I’ve discovered Skinny Taste as a great resource for when I don’t want to bother with trying to adjust higher calorie recipes for something to eat. This quiche – crustless no less – came together beautifully and at 174 calories per serving, it’s a winner for breakfast, lunch, or a late dinner. Crustless Broccoli &…

28 October 2020: Carrot-and-Fennel Soup

The New York Times has an extensive recipe collection that I’ve often used when looking for ideas for cooking. If you have a subscription to the Times, the recipe box feature is worth the price of a NYT subscription, and their newsletter, What to Cook This Week, is an extraordinary resource. With cooler Fall temperatures…