It’s March in New Hampshire, which means I am both dying for spring, but also completely aware that it’s going to snow at least two more times before I see my first crocus, daffodil, or tulip. Thank heavens for chili — namely, my favorite meatless vegetarian chili with Morningstar Farms Crumbles. Chunky and just spicy […]
When I saw this recipe for Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with Lentils, Mushrooms, and Sweet Potato in one of my emails from The Kitchn last week, I swooned. I really did. One of my goals for 2013 is to eat “healthy” during the week, then have fun with a new recipe on the weekend — nutritional […]
Yes, it’s zucchini season, and these things are everywhere, calling to us from the garden or with their rock-bottom prices from the farm stand and local markets. Are you currently being buried alive with summer’s most prolific green veggie? Here’s how I’ve been eating them. Slightly hollowed out and stuffed with savory goodness, then baked […]
No matter where I turn this time of year, I encounter recipes for Chicken and Dumplings that taunt me with their thick, chicken-y goodness. They’re a classic comfort food – right there next to the macaroni and cheese and beef stew – and now I can finally enjoy my own version with all of the hearty […]
We all know my vegetarian heart weeps for the seafood I do not eat. There are a lot of good meat substitutes out there (fake hamburger, bacon, sausage, chicken strips, and hot dogs to name a few) but there just isn’t a seafood stand-in. The best cure for the seafood-sick heart seems to lie in substitutions rather […]
This Tomato Mozzarella Basil Tart holds a special place in my blogger-heart, because when I saw it on Annie’s Eats back in September of 2009, it was one of the first times I thought “Wow! That looks delicious. Maybe I should try that myself…” Many similar moments later, both online and in the kitchen, I decided […]
The saying is supposed to be “April showers bring May flowers,” but here in New England we seem to be permanently and annoyingly stuck on the “showers” part. It’s been a dreary spring, and I am tired of wet, grey skies. Unfortunately, this was the 5 day forecast as of last night: Heavens to Betsy.
I am a big fan of British chef Jamie Oliver, who carved out a niche for himself as the man calling for a “Food Revolution” in the UK and US. Jamie’s goal is to change the way we think about what we eat, as we continue to rely more and more on processed foods or takeout […]
Asparagus is a welcome sight in the produce section this time of year. It means spring has truly arrived, even if it doesn’t quite feel that way yet outside in chilly New England. Two of my current goals are to 1) challenge myself more in the non-baking realm, and 2) become more comfortable with using seasonal vegetables. Bearing both […]
I love veggie chili from scratch and I make it often. It’s one of my few “savory” meals I can make without staring at a recipe, which means it’s always different, but always spicy and hearty. But sometimes, my friends, I cheat a little and make it “the easy way”.