Category Archive: Cooking

Stalk Right There: Make a Salad!

Last night, as I was chopping broccoli florets for a stir fry, I remembered a recipe I’d seen in my copy of Dirt Candy, a vegetarian cook-comic book, for “Broccoli Carpaccio,” a salad… Continue reading

Put an Egg on It: Veggie Pasta Carbonara

Confession: I don’t think I’ve ever had “real” pasta carbonara, made with guanciale/ pancetta/ bacon and eggs. I’ve been some kind of vegetarian/ pescetarian since I was 15– over half my life, so… Continue reading

Dairy-Free but Still Decadent: Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna

As soon as I made my butternut squash soup last week, I knew that it was destined for greater things. As a soup it was gratifying– creamy and hearty, yet healthy, but combined… Continue reading

Heart of Palm Cakes with Jicama Slaw

I love heart of palm, and I recently learned that it is commonly used as a substitution for crab in vegetarian and vegan restaurants. So I decided to try make these cakes, substituting… Continue reading

Here’s to a Happy and Healthy New Year: Edamame and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

Like so many people, on January 1st, I vowed to make 2013 a healthy year. But I still want it to be flavorful. I love food. “Butter” was one of my first words.… Continue reading

Spicy Fried Rice

In my twenties, I used to make fried rice all of the time– starchy, salty, spicy and with some egg, it was the perfect meal to whip up after a night at the… Continue reading

Caesoice Salad

Caesar salad is one of my favorite things– not the limp pieces of lettuce overdressed with garlic powder and parmesan laced mayonnaise, but a real caesar salad, made with anchovies, garlic, olive oil… Continue reading

Japanese Inspired Vegetable Soup

I’ve finally gotten over my cold, but unfortunately passed it on to Sam, so we’re still eating lots of soup, convinced of its healing properties. Last night I made a Japanese-inspired vegetable soup.… Continue reading

Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup

For the past week, I’ve been fighting a wretched cough/ cold/ general feeling of ick. Which means that the only thing I’ve wanted to consume has been soup. The combination of warm broth,… Continue reading

Eggs with Herbs and Sour Cream

We spent last weekend celebrating our friend Sally’s birthday in a great big house in the Catskills. I made breakfast for about a dozen people– two kinds of eggs, fruit, and sausage that… Continue reading