It only LOOKS nasty…

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I *heart* Jamie Oliver

I -SERIOUSLY- heart Jamie Oliver and his recipes. Reading his recipes, it’s like a conversation. Like you’re sitting in his kitchen and noshing on whatever he puts in front of you as he casually whips together a nourishing and delicious … Continue reading

Backyard Tomato + Puff Pastry = HAPPY HAPPY

So I couldn’t decide what to make for dinner tonight. Eggplant Rollatini with Pesto Ricotta? Simple Veggie Sushi? Leftover BBQ Chicken?   And then I got an email from The Kitchn.com: Three Cheese Tomato Tart. Wha-WHAT? That SERIOUSLY looks easy enough that … Continue reading

…So basically, these are just Balls, right?

I’ve been a fan of the Chubby Vegetarian for awhile now, and I’ve been itching to try out this one recipe using homemade “meat” for “meat”balls. When C saw me prepping dinner tonight he said, “Um…whatcha makin?” I couldn’t look him in … Continue reading

We should call these HOT DAMN Split Peas

Why? Um, because they are SO DAMN GOOD. I made up this recipe…kind of a riff on lotsa recipes I’ve heard of in passing. I took a handful of peeled shallots, sautéed them in a splash of Garlic Confit, added … Continue reading

I wanna lick the screen

Last night was the first night of Passover. We eat a great big meal and sing lots of songs and say a ton of prayers and drink loads of wine. It’s called Seder and this happens to be my FAVORITE … Continue reading

Cherry tomatoes make good squishy missiles

We had one of C’s friend over for dinner tonight. Athi is really health conscious and I wanted to honor his dietary needs – so after some discussion, we settled on making some sort of chicken for dinner. I made … Continue reading

Throw away the Cauliflower

For dinner tonight we had Saffron Cauliflower with Parsley and Pasta and the MOST.AMAZING.MEATBALLS. Seriously amazing. My sister the chef would call these AMAZEBALLS. That amuses me. The cauliflower was steamed then tossed with the caramelized onions and saffron, then … Continue reading

I *WISH* I’d eaten leftovers

Dinner tonight sucked. I was feeling stressed…so of course I decided to make something complicated like Pad Thai. I’ve made this a few times before, but I was obviously distracted…so I burnt the shallots and the noodles were, well, in a word, … Continue reading