The tightening of my jeans tells me I definitely ate during the winter, but, as has happened many a time before, I’ve neglected to write about it. I admire food bloggers who make this their living, and grace the Internet with beautiful photography and mouthwatering recipes. I am not, and likely never will be, that … More Turkey Lettuce Wraps & other things I’ve been eating.
This salad is spring on a plate. I want to eat it every day for lunch. It’s filling without being too heavy, and it’s healthy while not tasting like cardboard. And it all started with a squat, little fennel bulb sitting all by its lonesome in my fridge. Wanting to use it before it hit … More Springy strawberry, avocado and fennel salad.
It might be a weekday, but the blustery weather is calling for pancakes. Plus I had some sour milk in the fridge so that finalized the decision. Initially, I sought to make lemon-raspberry pancakes. But then I saw the ginger and thought it sounded more seasonal. Have to say, I’m really happy how these turned … More Ginger-Lemon Pancakes.
We’re getting a serious dose of autumn today in Ohio. The high isn’t expected to get out of the mid 50s. Ergo something warm and comforting: vegetarian Thai red curry. This is just kind of a riff on the recipe that’s listed on the red curry paste label. Mix and match whatever veggies you prefer. … More Veggie Thai red curry.
In the northern hemisphere we have officially crossed the hump into summer. It’s all baseball, watermelon and eating outdoors from now until September. When the grocer put peaches on sale the other week, I knew grilled fruit was about to commence. I also had this song in my head, which probably played a role in … More Summer grilled peaches.
November happened. I went to Tennessee and didn’t eat a single salad but I did eat a piece of Coca-Cola cake (chocolate cake w/ rich chocolate icing) as big as my hand. Seriously massive, right? It was a great trip. Nashville is a very fun city brimming with history. Of course it has a huge … More What’s up Doc? Carrot Soup.
Let’s talk about broth. Although I’m a fan of soup—see past posts for split pea soup, beef stew and chowder—I haven’t really mastered a good broth-based soup. But I think I’m on the right track. Brother-based soups are typically, though not universally, more healthful because they’re not laden with cream or butter, however, they have … More Ginger Shrimp Noodle Soup
I caught this recipe while I was watching TV on Monday morning and knew at once this was going to be dinner some day during the week. I also had Tuesday off work (working weekends does have its benefits), so that meant I could go shopping for what I didn’t have, namely ginger, Serrano peppers … More Chicken Tikka Masala
I made a pie in December. It was apple. I’m not a pie person, but I figured I share the photos anyway. I followed Ina Garten’s recipe for “Deep-Dish Apple Pie.” I ate a slice, but it didn’t help that I hate baked apples. It was OK, but I preferred the vanilla ice cream that … More Apple pie from someone who doesn’t like apple pie.
So that idea I had to use my Ginger and Sweet Potato Latkes in a veggie version of a bánh mì resulted in a ridiculously good sandwich. What knocked this sandwich out of the park for me was the Spicy-Sweet Quick Pickles. I followed the pickle directions from this Catfish bánh mì by Five And Spice recipe and … More Hello sandwich time.