Archive for the ‘Cooking Light’ Category
Friday, August 15th, 2014
You know the appetizers they bring to the table at Indian restaurants – usually papadums (lentil crackers) with dipping sauces and chutneys?
When I started craving one of those chutneys and looking forward to it more than my actual meal, I knew I needed to make it at home. (more…)
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
In the collage above, on the left, top to bottom: Sun-Cooked Heirloom Tomato Pasta Sauce from From Away and Roasted Heirloom Salsa from Fork & Beans. On the right, top to bottom: Tomato Salad with Burrata Cheese from The View From Great Island; Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Panzanella Salad from An Edible Mosaic; and Kale and Sausage-Stuffed Heirloom Tomato from Running to the Kitchen.
One of my favorite ways to eat a ripe, local tomato in peak season is out-of-hand, just like an apple, except with a salt shaker nearby for an occasional sprinkle. (more…)
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
In the collage above, on the left, top to bottom: 2 Secrets for the Best Burgers from Oh, Sweet Basil; Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burgers from The View From Great Island; Asian BBQ Burger with Sriracha Mayo from Flavor Mosaic; and Salmon Burgers with Spicy Hoisin Mayo from Noble Pig. In the collage above, on the right, top to bottom: Cauliflower Lentil Veggie Burger with Spicy Turmeric Aioli from Tasty Yummies; Shrimp Burgers with Scallion Mayo from An Edible Mosaic; and Garden Salad Feta-Stuffed Burgers from Diethood.
Everyone who I’ve asked is serving some kind of burger on the 4th of July!
This got me thinking about the ideal burger. (more…)
Friday, June 20th, 2014
A while ago, a friend and I were at Starbucks and she ordered a chocolate muffin. Now, I admit that I’ve sampled a lot of baked goods that Starbucks has to offer, but their chocolate muffins – never! I was intrigued and it looked good, but I resisted ordering it.
But it got me thinking that I need to come up with a good recipe for homemade chocolate muffins… (more…)
Friday, June 13th, 2014
Most of us go through phases…
For example, I’ll go through the same routine for months, and then suddenly wake up one day and decide I want to completely switch up my workout program, rearrange the bedroom furniture, and – you know what else? – have broiled fish with roasted vegetables for breakfast. (Yeah, weird.) (more…)
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Out of all my childhood memories, I remember summer vacation most vividly…those memories seem to be brighter, louder, and definitely more full of delicious smells and tastes. (more…)
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
One of my favorite lines in Friends is when Chandler is moving in with Monica and he and Joey are enjoying their last night together. Not knowing what the other was doing, Joey ordered pizza and Chandler ordered Chinese; Joey (who is of Italian descent) told Chandler (who is really obviously not of Chinese descent) something like, “It’s kind of nice…me bringing the food of my ancestors and you bringing the food of yours.” What made it so hilarious was Chandler’s reaction. (Gosh, I miss that show!) (more…)
Monday, April 28th, 2014
Not too long ago, I made a huge batch of bison, bean, and vegetable soup. It was, if I do say so myself, pretty fabulous.
Naturally, I completely expected my hubby not to like it. (more…)
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
I remember the first time I bit into fresh falafel.
Mike and I were in Amman, Jordan on our honeymoon, out and about just strolling along arm-in-arm, the way you’d expect people on their honeymoon to do. We passed a guy frying up falafel on a street corner; simultaneously, Mike’s stomach growled and I inhaled deeply, asking what that amazing smell was.
You know we had to stop and get some. (more…)
Friday, March 28th, 2014
Let’s talk birthday cake for a quick minute.
Do you have the same cake every year, or do you switch it up? (more…)