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simple supper

simple supper

While I love roasting a bird or crafting a batch of quinoa sliders from scratch, my favorite suppers are the ones that come together rather unintentionally and without fuss. I'm usually pretty good at planning out a dinner menu in advance, but sometimes, like everyone, I get caught up in the day's activities and arrive … Continue reading

quinoa con ceci e nocciola

quinoa con ceci e nocciola

Quinoa con ceci e nocciola. Quinoa with chickpeas and hazelnuts. Why does everything sound better in Italian? O bocca bella, o sole mio, volare o…They all have a nice ring, don't they? Once in college, while practicing some Italian aria during my piano lesson, I stopped abruptly to ask my teacher, a petite Italian firecracker, … Continue reading

a home-cooked valentine’s

a home-cooked valentine’s

Nothing quite says “I love you” like making a meal for you and your special ones to share. Whether you're planning on a quiet evening for two, a raucous night with close friends, or an even more raucous night with the spouse and your brood, one thing's for sure – one of the best gifts … Continue reading

another crack at quinoa kufta

another crack at quinoa kufta

If you recall, I recently found myself in a position where I needed to come up with dinner using a limited list of ingredients. With my ever-present supply of quinoa (and not much else), I was able to create a sort of meatless Middle Eastern meatball (typically made out of lamb and called kufta). I … Continue reading

sage pesto-filled portobello caps

sage pesto-filled portobello caps

I will not over-do it this holiday season…I will not over-do it this holiday season…I will not, oh dammit. Faced with decadent treats, a bevy of heavy winter meals, and Champagne toasts, it's all too easy to get carried away, allowing a sensible diet to give way to over-indulgence (and elastic waistbands!) If you're looking … Continue reading