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Tomatillo Guacamole (and Positivity in Eating)

Tomatillo Guacamole (and Positivity in Eating)

| September 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

Mmm. Guacamole. Just add chips or chopped up veggies. But this isn’t your typical guacamole. This one is infused with the tart fabulousness of tomatillos, a relative of eggplants and gooseberries. It’s unexpected, but delicious all the same. We have a big crop of tomatillos growing in our garden this year, so I foresee a […]

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Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe

Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe

| August 27, 2010 | 5 Comments

Back to school is heavy on my mind these days. We are less than a week away from Will starting kindergarten. But as I wrote recently on Tablespoon, it’s Will’s school lunch that I think about most. Ok, think might be an understatement. I obsess. I’ve checked out the lunch menu for his school and […]

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CSA Day: Basil White Bean Dip and Other Tasty Ideas

CSA Day: Basil White Bean Dip and Other Tasty Ideas

| August 18, 2010 | 5 Comments

Last night, a neighbor dropped by as we were starting to sit down to dinner. She took a look at the table and said, “Wow.” Our dinner featured grilled sirloin, which I sliced thin so that we could stretch the portions so that it would feed seven. Then there was Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage, […]

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Easy Tomato Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Easy Tomato Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

| August 10, 2010 | 8 Comments

A quick and easy recipe for Tomato Tomatillo Salsa — this tart, flavorful salsa is perfect for dipping, serving with omelets and more. Oh tomatillos … are they fruits? Vegetables? Tomatoes? Something else? When I tried them for the first time a few years ago, I was totally filled with a bazillion questions. The papery […]

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The Asthma-Fat Connection (and Caramelized Shallot Hummus Recipe)

The Asthma-Fat Connection (and Caramelized Shallot Hummus Recipe)

| May 18, 2010 | 4 Comments

Last night, I was watching television and the news came on. Typically, I avoid watching the news because I hate being force-fed all the murder and mayhem that goes on. And while I do not at all believe in ignoring reality, I choose to focus on things that are pertinent to my family: politics, health, […]

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Prosciutto and Arugula Deviled Eggs Recipe

Prosciutto and Arugula Deviled Eggs Recipe

| March 30, 2010 | 3 Comments

When my friend came to visit this weekend, I don’t think she was expecting me to be recipe testing. But it was a rainy, dreary Sunday and that meant that heading to the zoo, the park or anywhere else outdoors was out. So, I whipped out my handy dandy notebook and decided to test a […]

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Sundried Tomato Spread Recipe

Sundried Tomato Spread Recipe

| March 17, 2010 | 6 Comments

Sundried tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients. Ever since college, when I first started making versions of sundried tomato pasta, I have been a huge, huge fan. So, whenever I see an alluring package of little, flat dried tomatoes, I have to buy them and use them. They are good in everything from pesto […]

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Brown Butter Garlic Snack Mix Recipe

Brown Butter Garlic Snack Mix Recipe

| March 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

When I was in college, I had a roommate one semester who loved garlic bread more than anyone I had ever met. Her mom would buy her a loaf from the grocery store every week and she’d bake it up one portion at a time. As much as I adore garlic bread myself, that was […]

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Lightened Up Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Lightened Up Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

| February 10, 2010 | 6 Comments

Forgive me, I don’t have a great photo of this recipe. Sigh. For Christmas, my husband got me something that I’ve been wanting for a long, long time: a point and shoot camera. I love my big Canon with its lenses and power and sharpness. But I wanted something that I could tote around everywhere […]

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Cooking With Kids: Will’s Fruity Salsa

Cooking With Kids: Will’s Fruity Salsa

| February 8, 2010 | 5 Comments

This post would be more accurately titled “Letting Kids Do the Cooking,” but I don’t want to interrupt the flow of this weekly feature (which I totally love, by the way). And besides, this was still cooking with kids, since I did all the prep work and set Will’s mise en place out for him. […]

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