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…

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…

06 Aug 2022: Summer Corn and Barley Salad

Mollie Katzen’s recipes are always a hit in our house and this one, from 2013’s The Heart of the Plate, was no exception. It is the perfect summer salad as fresh cukes and tomatoes are in abundance, and it is easily adaptable – as I quickly discovered when I neglected to buy fresh corn at…

01 Jul 2022: Chilled Cucumber-Yogurt Soup

On this 90-plus degree day, we turned to our cherished Moosewood Cookbook for a cool, refreshing, and light summer’s night dinner. Made early in the day, the soup had plenty of time to chill. It was also simple to pull together – add everything to a blender and blend. Chilled Cucumber-Yogurt Soup Recipe from Mollie…

10 Apr. 2022: Dorie Greenspan’s Green-As-Spring Soup

This was a delightful soup – hot or cold. Night One we ate it just as it finished cooking with a dollop of Greek yogurt, lime, and some basil. The next day, I took Dorie Greenspan at her word that the soup was good hot or cold and ate leftovers straight from the fridge. Both…

22 Mar 2022: Kripalu Lemony Carrot Soup with Fennel Relish

I was fortunate to stay at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health a few years ago. Along with the inspirational yoga, Kripalu has a wonderful and well-earned reputation for deliciously healthy and healing foods. This delicious soup from Chef Jeremy Rock Smith is bright with lemon and dill and not at all heavy. Highly recommended:…

21 Feb. 2022: Arabian Squash-Cheese Casserole

It’s Monday and time for the #Moosewood2022 challenge! This recipe comes right from the original Moosewood Cookbook, one we purchased in 1978. This was surprisingly filling, and unsurprisingly, delicious. I’ll admit to taking a shortcut with the butternut squash though as our local grocer did not have any butternut squash this week. I used a…

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…