RSSvegetarian

Hearty and Healthy: Savory Black Beans and Rice

Hearty and Healthy: Savory Black Beans and Rice

| December 17, 2008 | 2 Comments

Where have I been? There are halls to be decked (check! just need to get the tree), cards to be sent (tomorrow, I promise!) and presents to be wrapped (ahhh, soon?). But meanwhile it’s mid-December and I am swamped. I’ve been baking cookies left and right. My office is buried under press releases, press kits […]

Continue Reading

Roasted Herbed Carrots

Roasted Herbed Carrots

| December 9, 2008 | 1 Comment

After spending the better part of a year cooking without any regard for fat or calories, I am slowing down. As much as I love bacon (isn’t everything better with bacon?), I’ve said farewell for now to my faithful friend. We’ll see each other again, I am sure … but for now, I need healthier […]

Continue Reading

Channeling My Inner Julia: Ratatouille

Channeling My Inner Julia: Ratatouille

| October 7, 2008 | 7 Comments

When the Disney movie Ratatouille came out, I wondered what on Earth could be so special about ratatouille. It sounds like it could be a pasta dish, though it isn’t, so I was picturing a rotini with squash or something. As it turns out, the results were better than i imagined they would be. Paige […]

Continue Reading

Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

| September 12, 2008 | 8 Comments

A few years ago, Will was the kid on the beach afraid to leave his little chair and get his toes sandy. He used to scream about it being dirty. But children grow and change. Yesterday I watched at a distance as Will studied the periwinkles, hermit crabs and minnows that inhabit the tidal pools […]

Continue Reading

Crispy Roasted Kale

Crispy Roasted Kale

| August 12, 2008 | 1 Comment

I should have taken a picture of Paige. I really should have. She enjoyed the papery, thin, crispy bits of kale I gave her . . . but since it was papery, thin and crispy, it also broke apart very easily. That meant green specks everywhere — in her hair, on her hands, in her […]

Continue Reading

Sauteed Spring Onions

Sauteed Spring Onions

| June 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Mmmm. The first fresh vegetables of late spring. These spring onions popped up at the farmer’s market a little over a week ago. They just looked so delicious (should have taken a pic!). Rather than try to use all in salads, salsas and other condiments, I decided to try something different: cooking them so that […]

Continue Reading

Lime Guacamole

Lime Guacamole

| March 10, 2008 | 3 Comments

Tart lime guacamole is perfect for dipping salty chips into. It’s also great on burgers, nachos and more. Sliding my teeth into the smooth, creamy flesh of a perfectly ripe avocado reminds me of summer vacations by the beach with my grandmother. I can feel the engulfing sunshine on my arms, and the familiar give […]

Continue Reading

Serving Up Memories: Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Serving Up Memories: Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

| February 8, 2008 | 3 Comments

I can’t help but smile when I think of my grandfather. My grandfather was a tall man who loved airplanes and motorcycles (though an accident in his youth left his leg permanently injured). He owned a small prop plane for years and flew whenever he could. And he was dedicated to work and family. He […]

Continue Reading

Asian Inspired Portobello Mushrooms

Asian Inspired Portobello Mushrooms

| December 18, 2007 | 1 Comment

Sometimes I will just write down a list of ingredients and guess how much of each one is necessary to make a mouthwatering dish. Sometimes I am right. Sometimes I am way off-base. It was definitely the former when I dreamed up this dish. I was hooked at first bite (and made sure to have […]

Continue Reading

Easy Black Beans and Tomatoes

Easy Black Beans and Tomatoes

| December 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

When I was pregnant with Will, all I could think about for several weeks was nachos. And they couldn’t be just any nachos either. They had to be piled high with freshly grated cheddar, beans, perhaps some chili, jalapeños, black olives, tomatoes, and of course salsa and guacamole. Mmmm. But search as I did, I […]

Continue Reading