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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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Avocado and Red Pepper Israeli Couscous Recipe

Avocado and Red Pepper Israeli Couscous Recipe

| February 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

Dear Readers, My weekly Cooking with Kids recipe will appear tomorrow. Due to technical difficulties, we had to delay it a day. Thanks for your understanding! -S Sometimes, the best dishes come out of error. While busy testing recipes this weekend, I had a thought to try serving the Key Lime shrimp that I was […]

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Easy Roasted Sunchokes Recipe

Easy Roasted Sunchokes Recipe

| February 17, 2010 | 14 Comments

A few years ago, I read a blog post where the author declared their undying love for sunchokes, aka Jerusalem artichokes. I’d never seen or heard of this … thing (not knowing what it was, I couldn’t decide if it was a vegetable or what). Fast forward to a few weeks ago, I discovered sunchokes […]

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Easy Daikon Salad Recipe

Easy Daikon Salad Recipe

| February 3, 2010 | 19 Comments

I have a big confession to make: I’ve been eating daikon radishes for more than 10 years but only recently learned what this delicious, crunchy veggie was called. In fact, I only learned daikon’s name by process of elimination, followed by research, after a friend asked me what it was at a restaurant … In […]

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Easy Double-Duty Side Dish: Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Easy Double-Duty Side Dish: Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

| December 15, 2009 | 3 Comments

Butternut squash represents a very rare class of foods for my household: it’s a vegetable that my husband loves. Really, those are in short supply. But our traditional way of making it — with sweeteners to make it candy-like, that is — gets a little old. So lately, I have been trying to find new […]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

| December 8, 2009 | 5 Comments

It’s really hard to believe that I went for so many years without ever tasting a single sweet potato. My mother didn’t like them, and by extension neither did I. As far as I can remember, I think I had my first one at about age 19 in the fry form (cause seriously, anything in […]

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Quick and Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Quick and Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

| November 16, 2009 | 4 Comments

It’s no secret that I absolutely love Brussels sprouts. When grown and cooked right, they are slightly sweet and a little nutty. Divine. In case you are wondering what I mean by grown right, Brussels sprouts should stay on the stalk until two frosts have passed. It’s the frosts that let them develop that slightly […]

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Four Years, and Easy Roasted Acorn Squash Mash Recipe

Four Years, and Easy Roasted Acorn Squash Mash Recipe

| November 9, 2009 | 9 Comments

This acorn squash is sweet and rich. Best of all, it’s super easy. My son eats as much as he can get out of the shell — so that’s a testament to how kid-friendly this is. Serve it in the squash shell, and it looks pretty impressive too. Today is a special day. It’s Sarah’s […]

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Tomato and Eggplant Pie Recipe

Tomato and Eggplant Pie Recipe

| September 29, 2009 | 1 Comment

Remember recently when I told you about the fabulous Eggplant Parmesan that I made using Maris’ awesome (and healthier!) recipe. It was so good that I bought more eggplant at the farmers market. I also picked up some green tomatoes to try out an idea I have for a healthier fried green tomato recipe. Unfortunately, […]

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Slow-Roasted Plum Tomatoes

Slow-Roasted Plum Tomatoes

| September 25, 2009 | 11 Comments

Oh, dear roasted tomatoes, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways … I could wax poetic about these slow roasted plum tomatoes for hours on end. They are sweet and tender, soft and perfect. And, yes, I ate the whole batch myself. In a day. They were just that good. Tomatoes are […]

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