dinner

White Bean and Kale Soup

March 18, 2013 Dinner

  So it’s still cold out. Not warm at all. I’m freezing. How about some soup? Ingredients: Borrowed from Serious Eats 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving 1 medium onion, finely diced (about 1 cup) 2 medium carrots, finely diced (about 1 cup) 2 ribs celery, finely diced (about 1 cup) 4 [...]

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Browned Butter Gnocchi with Broccoli and Pine Nuts

January 28, 2013 Pasta

This is a great weeknight dish that has everything in one pot. Chewy gnocchi, crunchy pine nuts and crisp broccoli are an amazing texture combination. You’ve got to try this one! Ingredients: From Cooking Light 2 (16-ounce) packages prepared gnocchi 5 cups chopped broccoli florets 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 [...]

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Fig and Gorgonzola Pizza with Arugula

September 10, 2012 Pizza

My mother-in-law has an enormous fig bush in her yard. It’s pretty amazing and, lucky for me, the figs were ripe last weekend for our Labor Day visit. I’ve been wanting to try a fig pizza recipe for ages, so this was a perfect opportunity. Aren’t they lovely? Ingredients: 1 whole wheat pizza crust 6 [...]

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Summer Vegetable Soup

August 23, 2012 Soups and Stews

Soup is one thing I miss during summer. I love the simplicity of coming home from work, throwing vegetables in a pot of water, and sipping wine in a comfy chair while the broth bubbles. It’s probably the easiest way to eat vegetarian. It may be the easiest way to eat. My summertime meals are [...]

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Fried Fish Sandwich

August 13, 2012 Fish

I don’t do a lot of fish on this blog, but every once in awhile I get a craving. Summer and fried fish go hand in hand, which is why I couldn’t resist posting a lightening quick fried fish recipe. This sandwich is beautifully simple- nothing more than a good, thick piece of fish, some [...]

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Spicy Eggplant and Cabbage Stir Fry with Soba Noodles

July 16, 2012 Pasta

I love soba noodles in the summer time. It feels like pasta, but lighter. And it’s even better with tender eggplant and crispy cabbage. I made this on a whim and was quite pleased. It’s a quick go-to summer meal that makes a great staple on the menu rotation. Get creative with the veggies and [...]

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Greek Pesto Pasta

June 25, 2012 Pasta

This pasta dish makes a tasty, super quick dinner option for those nights you don’t feel like cooking much. It’s a riff off my my recipe for Greek pita pizza (which I still eat so often it’s embarrassing) and incredibly flavorful for being such a simple dish. You could easily throw this together in 20 [...]

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Lemony Chickpea Pasta

June 4, 2012 Dinner

The night before we left for Saluda, we packed up the car and crammed clothes into suitcases. There was almost no time for dinner. And it was hot outside, so the oven was a no-go. At the last minute, I threw together this light, summer pasta dish made with almonds, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, and chickpeas- [...]

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Lemony Spinach and Ricotta Pasta

March 31, 2012 Dinner

I find that pasta dishes are ideal when you’re not in the mood to cook. I made this the other night after a long, exhausting day at work. It was one of those times when cooking was the very last thing I wanted to do and so, naturally, my sweet (and sometimes clueless) husband inquired [...]

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Creamy Mushroom and Artichoke Soup

March 12, 2012 Dinner

Every year a few days before Christmas, we have a soup dinner with friends of my in-laws, the Masons. It’s one of my favorite new traditions since marrying into my husband’s family. Ms. Mason is an impressive cook. Each year, she prepares a smorgasbord of soups for us to slurp down. And she always whips [...]

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