Nigella+Me=Disappointed.

Seriously, I SUCK at following recipes. They’re like…I dunno, a black of excellence. Give me suggestions and ingredients – I’ll make you something amazing. Give me exact instructions – I tend to fail. I have NO IDEA why this happens. … Continue reading

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…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

HUZZAH!

So we got this collection of spices from my Great-Aunt Yvonne for our wedding. One of which I stuck in the back of the pantry and promptly forgot about. Yesterday, I – for whatever reason – remembered the one jar … 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

Doin’ the Candy Dance

Two days ago C asked me if I’d ever candied ginger before. “Um,” I replied, “I’ve eaten candied ginger….Does that count?” And so the quest for candied ginger recipes began. Can you guess who came to the rescue? None other than … Continue reading

…It’s kinda like the Jewish Halloween

Tonight is the beginning of Purim – a holiday that I often describe as kinda like the Jewish Halloween. We dress in costumes, eat junk food, gather in groups to hear a story being read aloud and shake noise makers. Picture … Continue reading

Sweet Chili Sauce makes everything taste BETTER!

I made Veggie Potstickers for dinner tonight alongside Green Beans roasted in Garlic Confit with Lemon. Woo Hoo! Oh – and I made up a sweet chili sauce to serve over everything. Sweet chili sauce seriously makes everything taste better. C … Continue reading

Seriously, I must love you.

When C walked through the door after bringing E home, the first words I said were, ‘Seriously. I must love you.’ He looked at me quizzically, and was like, ‘Wha?’ ‘Seriously, I must love you A.LOT. Because if I didn’t … Continue reading

Eggplant Rollatini…aka Cooking for an army

How do people cook dainty meals? Meals so light and and…and like there’s a wisp of food on the plate? A teeny little morsel to savor for an instant? *sigh* I, alas, am not capable of such things. In fact … Continue reading