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;…

05 September 2018: Refreshing Quinoa Salad

Even though we are beyond Labor Day, we are experiencing one of those New England heat waves where the temperatures and humidity almost make one long for winter. Well, maybe not.  I discovered this quinoa-based salad from Leah Matthews in Vegetarian Times. It really is delicious and, as Chef Matthews intended, reminds me of a…

14 August 2018: Feta-Herb Edamame Succotash

With the recent string of hot and humid days, neither of us has felt inclined to heat up our condo by turning on the oven. We love salads made with fresh greens, but after a bit, that gets a little worn out as a dinner option. Cooking Light published this tasty variation on Succotash by…

07 August 2018: Summer Farro Salad

We are in the middle of a New England heat wave, so I’m making an attempt not to heat up our living space beyond tolerable. So with that goal in mind, I went on an Internet search for summer vegetarian salads and came up with this gem from Food & Wine’s September 2009 issue. Summer…

13 March 2018: Mall-Style Vegetable Stir Fry

When we were both working full-time, Adrien and I would plan a stir-fry meal which used one of those bottled Asian-style sauces as a starting point. Now that was certainly quick and tasty, but I’m not exactly sure how many ingredients in the bottled product would be considered “healthy”. So, when I spotted this recipe…

29 January 2018: Red Bean Stew

When you go to your local wine purveyor to ask about a wine that will pair with Red Bean Stew, you really are setting up for a challenge.  And, luckily in my case, our local wine and cheese shop, Tutto Bene, has a very knowledgeable owner, Wendi Wilkins, who hit this recommendation out of the…

26 August 2017: Romesco Sauce

Deborah Madison’s newest cookbook, In my kitchen is full of terrific vegetarian (and vegan) recipes. I’ve been a Deborah Madison cooking fan since Vegetarian cooking for everyone, and this book is, in my opinion, a great follow-up. Sadly, I had never heard of Romesco sauce until this cookbook and a roasted cauliflower recipe calling for it….

15 August 2017: Roasted Carrot and Cumin Dressing

While I can make a decent vinaigrette and a passable tahini dressing, I haven’t strayed far from the standards as far as gussy-ing up salads.  This, it turns out, has been an error of omission.  We eat some form of salad nearly every night, so branching out to new tastes was long overdue. This dressing…