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


Heartbreaking. Horrible. Incomprehensible. After such an emotional day I needed something to focus on: dinner. We had Pan-Seared Tilapia with Spanish Cauliflower. We had fish tonight because, well, because it was on sale. Plus, I was trying to think of … Continue reading

Did you say **ROASTED LEMON**???

I meant to just serve roasted veg over pasta for dinner tonight….but, um, you see… I, um,  kinda got carried away. Again. *sigh* You see, I had all this filo dough leftover from making spanakopita last week, and there was a … Continue reading

What the heck is Pilaf anyway?

According to Google, a Pilaf is: A Middle Eastern or Indian dish of rice or wheat, with vegetables and spices, typically having added meat or fish.  Dictionary.comsaid its: a Middle Eastern dish consisting of sautéed, seasoned rice steamed in bouillon, sometimes with poultry, meat or shellfish.Well, that’s not what I made for lunch yesterday, regardless of … Continue reading

*sigh* I tried to make Pad Thai.

Two days ago I attempted Pad Thai. I overcooked the noodles, used too much sauce and – in an attempt to appease my non-Bok-Choy-loving husband – I roasted the Bok Choy.  I roasted it because roasting transforms vegetables from mundane … Continue reading

Lunch *AND* Dinner?? Huzzah!!

Today for lunch we had Roasted Tofu with garden vegetables and rice.  The original recipe was for Roasted Tofu with Leeks and Fermented Black Bean Sauce, but it’s raining out and I didn’t feel like venturing out into the wetness … Continue reading