Winter

Vegan Coconut Chili

March 7, 2011 Soups and Stews

Go ahead and wipe that smirk off your face. I’m about to present you with the ultimate in comfort food and you’ll want to keep an open mind for this one. It’s still cold here in D.C. which means there’s ample time to squeeze in a few more hot soup recipes before Spring. Last post, [...]

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Curried Black Bean, Coconut, and Sweet Potato Soup

February 16, 2011 Soups and Stews

This winter I’ve been a soup fiend.  In fact, for a short time, I considered changing the name of this blog to Keep It Simple Soup because that’s all I seemed to ever make. I love soup- it’s comforting, dependable and makes great leftovers. The only problem was that I was getting in a tomato [...]

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Baked Broccoli Chips

February 15, 2011 Snacks

That was quite a Valentine’s Day! We had marshmallow fluff cupcakes, white chocolate dipped marshmallow pops and vodka pasta. Just give me a moment to catch my breath. Whew! Now that I’ve shaken off the sugar, washed the chocolate out of my hair, and wiped the last of the icing off my face, I am [...]

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Kale and White Bean Minestrone

February 4, 2011 Soups and Stews

I came up with this recipe the other night after a long day at work. I was exhausted and tempted to order out, but we had just done a grocery run so I decided to use up some of the stuff we’d bought.  I wanted dinner to be a no brainer- throw a few ingredients [...]

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Banana Walnut Bread

January 28, 2011 Breakfast

Brrr! It has been cold around here lately- we’re still digging ourselves out of the snow. I don’t know if I can take much more. I’m usually one to enjoy the seasons, but this weather has me dreaming of the tropics. It’s even interfering with wedding planning! My fiancé and I decided we wanted an [...]

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Potato Leek Soup

January 18, 2011 Soups and Stews

I’ve been referring to this recipe all day as “Good Girl Soup,” rather than calling it by it’s true French name, Potage Bonne Femme. I have no idea why it’s called that. Perhaps, because it’s broth-y and light and friendly to the figure? No, it calls for butter and “good girls” don’t eat that kind [...]

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White Veggie Chili

January 9, 2011 Soups and Stews

When I was a meat eater I used to love white chicken chili. I hadn’t had it  (or thought of it) in ages, until I came across a recent post on ELR. The creaminess and spices really appealed to me and I found myself craving the recipe immediately. I decided to make a vegetarian version, [...]

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Lentil and Radish Soup

January 7, 2011 Soups and Stews

Though I’ve been a fan of lentils for years, I’ve just recently discovered my love of radishes. For me, radishes were nothing more than an afterthought, something to garnish a dish or add color and crunch to a salad. A few weeks ago, I learned that radishes are a key ingredient in many Indian dishes [...]

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Roasted Turnips with Apples

November 28, 2010 Dinner

Apples and turnips are a great combination. The textures are similar, but the flavors contrast nicely; the sweetness of the apples mellowing out the slightly bitter turnips. For me, this is a go-to week night meal which requires few ingredients and can be eaten on the cheap. All you need is a few good-sized turnips [...]

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Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce

October 22, 2010 Dinner

Last time I stopped into Vace for pizza, a package of pumpkin ravioli caught my eye and I loaded it in my cart to bring  home. I figured it would go best with some kind of decadent, buttery sauce, some fresh-grated parmesan cheese, and maybe some candied nuts. After a bit of recipe research, I [...]

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