Sweet, colorful, delicious…even visually interesting. Who knew roots could be so good? And whether you get them in the fall harvest, or after the spring frost, they taste delicious on their own or with just a handful of other ingredients. My favorite ways to eat them? Roasted in just a bit of olive oil, and … Continued
Brussels sprouts have become a favorite around our house this winter. We buy several pounds at a time. I suspect that if one wants to gorge themselves on vegetables, it is probably ok. At least, I hope it is, because that’s what inevitably happens. There’s nothing quite like the salty crunch of the outer leaves … Continued
Fresh roasted corn and heirloom cherry and pear tomatoes add color and sweetness to this Roasted Corn Quinoa Salad
I finished Nicole Mones’ The Last Chinese Chef last week. Two ideas, in particular, from the book struck me. The first, the idea of simplicity – how simple food nurtures and comforts us. The second, is the relationship that food creates between cook and eater, and how that relationship can delight both. To celebrate these ideas, I’ve prepared a simple meal of delicious ingredients that I hope will delight you and those who eat with you. Enjoy.
I bought some kale the other day thinking I would make soup out of it. While it still feels like winter where I live, it is June and a light pasta dish sounded like a better way to use these lovely greens. The dish is simple, a great way to get your greens, and you can easily add other ingredients to the recipe to suit your tastes or turn it into a heartier meal.
Like everyone else lately, I was looking for a recipe that that would turn spaghetti squash into something amazing. Not that it doesn’t have merit on it’s own – really, what other vegetable looks so cool when cooked? But, it is a pretty mild vegetable and I was looking for some kick.
OK, no cat-skinning, just the need find an alternative way to deal with a tricky bulb. It’s Iron Chef night. This evening’s ingredient is the now in-season artichoke, a vegetable with which I have very little experience. So, I’ll let you in on a tip: Open a jar o’ hearts (prepared the proper way by somebody else) and make this quiche the easy way.
My favorite spice shop is a hybrid of convenience store and Indian market located down the hill from the University of Utah. It seems to cater primarily to soda-loving, potato-log eating folks and homesick students. If you don’t fall into either of these categories, you’d hardly know what a gem of a store it is. There are three reasons I go to this shop.