18 Feb. 2022: Prosecco Chocolate Truffles

For my birthday this year, Adrien gifted me with 2 Sur La Table online cooking classes, and they’ve been terrific. Not only have we had some really wonderful meals, but I’ve learned a lot from the Chef at each demonstration and cook-along. Beside the reasonable cost ($29/class which allows for household to be online) the…

16 Feb. 2022: Sweet Potato, Squash & Black Bean Enchilada

You know you’re in for something special when the head note on a recipe starts out like this There are two kinds of people in this world: people who like enchiladas and people who have no f-ing* taste. Which are you? a) *sorry Mom and b) Thug Kitchen (now Bad Manners), the Official Cookbook (2014)….

13 Feb. 2022: Easy Black Bean Vegetarian Chili with Spiced Yogurt

I hear there’s some kind of football game going on tonight, and that quite a few spectators will be consuming chili. For those of us who don’t watch a lot of football, with snow in the air (again), it feels like a good dish for warming up. Skinny Taste‘s recipe called for black beans (makes…

04 Feb. 2022: Gingered Carrot Soup

Both of us find carrot soup delicious and comforting, so I’m often drawn to those recipes when looking for a quick dinner based on soup. Apparently, I am not alone in my love of carrot soup as Mollie Katzen has a Moosewood and an Enchanted Broccoli Forrest version. When we downsized from our house to…

01 Feb. 2022: Kale Pesto

We’ve been making more of an effort to use up everything we purchase when food shopping. That does get to be a challenge between the buying ahead that happens during the Winter months (in case weather prevents us from getting out) and shortages caused by COVID. This week I had quite a bit of Lacinto…

28 Jan. 2022: Spiced Chickpea Tacos with Cilantro Pesto

One of the improvements I’ve been trying to implement in 2022 is an increase in plant-based cooking. That’s lead to the discovery of Nisha Vora’s recipes on Rainbow Plant Life. This one was a definite winner because not only is it tasty and plant-based, as promised it was a 20-minute vegan meal. Twenty-minutes? Yes! Spiced…

Jan. 24, 2022: Moosewood Bulgarian Pepper and Cheese Delight

I wrote a reminder to myself in the margin of my trusty Moosewood Cookbook to make only half of this recipe. Am I ever sorry I did that! This was delicious and warming, and honestly, I’m sorry we don’t have more leftovers for lunch. Bulgarian Pepper and Cheese Delight Recipe edited, compiled and illustrated by…

22 Jan. 2022: Almond Cloud Cookies

Yesterday I discovered a roll of leftover almond paste in our freezer. “Leftover” from holiday baking and Italian Rainbow Cookies. Last December in my baking frenzy, I discovered I couldn’t purchase a pre-made roll of almond paste, I rolled my own. That was very satisfying, but I had quite a bit more paste than I…

19 Jan 2022: Turmeric-Black Pepper Chicken with Asparagus

Stir fry meals are not only easy to put together, they offer opportunities to change things up based on whatever is on hand. For example, the protein in this stir fry – although delicious with chicken thighs – could just as easily be tofu; the asparagus could also be substituted. New York Time’s food contributor…

15 Jan. 2022: Mushroom Barley Soup

I didn’t set out to make Moosewood’s Mushroom Barley Soup today, but after I finished bread baking in the afternoon, it seemed like a better idea than my originally planned dinner. I spent a good part of Saturday baking Hi-Rise Bakery’s Corn Bread (recipe found in Maggie Glezer’s Artisan Baking Across America). No, not that…