Asian-Style Meatloaf

Posted on Oct 11th, 2013

I always think it's kind of funny that meatloaf is always considered such an American staple because I had never tried it until I was in college.…

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Baked Pumpkin Ziti

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2012

I really like fall. I like all the holidays, the fact that I can finally break out my college sweatshirt, the turning leaves and all the tasty…

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Brussel Sprouts

Posted on Jan 30th, 2012

I grew up with a mom who loved brussel sprouts and hated liver and a dad who loved liver and hated brussel sprouts, therefore both were banished from…

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Brussels Sprouts and Apple Hash

Posted on Mar 29th, 2013

Here we are: the final week of the Very Veggie Challenge. Week 12 itself and we have brussels sprouts hash with apples and pecans. I knew I had somke…

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Brussels Sprouts Salad & Happy Mother’s Day

Posted on May 10th, 2014

So, yes, I realize that brussels sprouts might seen like an odd choice for a Mother's Day post, but my mom really loves them so I'm rolling with it.…

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Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on Jan 11th, 2012

I first had butternut squash soup when my step-mom made it a few years ago.  She had adapted a recipe to include all kinds of spices, which makes…

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Chicken and Asparagus with Lemon Pan Sauce – two ways

Posted on Apr 19th, 2013

Well, the very veggie challenge of 2013 is finished, but I'm still working on ways to incorporate more veg into my diet. I don't think I did a post…

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Chilled Pea Soup

Posted on Aug 29th, 2014

I grew up surrounded by books. I was part of a family of voracious readers and books lived in stacks on available surfaces everywhere in the house.…

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Clay Pot Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Posted on Jan 31st, 2013

Here we are on week 4 of the Very Veggie Challenge and today we have brussels sprouts! Yes, I know, this is a chicken dish with brussels sprouts on…

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Corn Pudding

Posted on Jan 13th, 2012

I am now the proud owner of significantly more cookbooks than I was before Christmas. One of my new acquisitions is Home Cooking with Jean-Georges:…

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Creamed Brussels Sprouts

Posted on Nov 12th, 2014

There are few things I enjoy more than taking a beautiful, healthy vegetable and doctoring it up with cream and cheese. It's like luring  something…

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Curry Roasted Cauliflower

Posted on Feb 9th, 2012

  It has come to my attention that I bake a lot. Seriously, I've been put on restriction at work as to how often I'm allowed to bring baked…

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Eggplant Parmesan

Posted on Jan 15th, 2013

Growing up, I was never really an eggplant person. It wasn't that I had any personal grudge against it; we just didn't have any around the house so I…

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Elote, or Mexican Corn on the Cob

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2011

There's a tapas restaurant in New York called Cafe Ronda, which was is just down the street from where my friend, Meghan, used to live. We would…

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Fresh Pumpkin Puree For Cooking and Baking

Posted on Nov 5th, 2013

So I admit it. I'm a little late with this post. I should have slapped this puppy up the second the calendar flipped from August to September. Alas.…

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Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

Posted on Nov 7th, 2014

 What? You didn't think I was serious about getting my holiday on? That's hilarious. I love the whole holiday season. The smells, lights, music,…

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Healthier Sweet Potato Casserole

Posted on Nov 19th, 2013

 Since I'm a lawyer, the first question I would ask upon seeing the title of this post is, "Healthier than what?" Well, healthier than the sweet…

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Honey-Roasted Carrots

Posted on Aug 5th, 2011

Every once in a while I need a super easy vegetable and I just don't feel like cooking something on top of the stove or doing a lot of prep work.…

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Kale Chips

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2013

Week 11 of the Very Veggie Challenge and we've got Kale Chips! I keep seeing kale chips all over the internet and hearing how good they are from…

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Kale Salad with Walnuts and Red Onion

Posted on Apr 30th, 2013

Hello! As it turns out, May 1 is National Salad Day. I'm a day early, but such is life. Nothing wrong with getting my salad on a day early... Now,…

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Kick-Ass Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Nov 1st, 2012

As we start to get into the realm of Thanksgiving, I think it is important to discuss the mashed potato. When I was a teenager, we used to come back…

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Leek and Potato Hotpot

Posted on Jul 29th, 2011

I realized I had yet to do vegetable for British Eats Week, but then had trouble finding a real vegetable dish that didn't consist of potatoes or…

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Marinated Mushrooms

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2013

So, while perusing James Peterson's book Vegetables, I came across this recipe for marinated mushrooms. Mushrooms are a fairly recent addition to my…

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Mustard-ey Coleslaw

Posted on Aug 18th, 2011

So...this may be a bit of a spoiler, but there's a BBQ post in your future. True Memphis pulled pork. So delicious. However, coleslaw is a…

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Okra Two Ways, or How I Learned to Love Okra

Posted on Jun 17th, 2011

While my family is southern, I grew up mostly in the north, so okra was kind of a mystery to me.  I think I first truly encountered it when I made a…

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Orzo and Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Posted on Mar 12th, 2013

I was sitting at work yesterday, thinking about what I had in my fridge and what I wanted to make for this week's vegetable. It occurred to me that I…

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Pasta in Sage Cream Sauce

Posted on Dec 4th, 2012

Hooray! It's December! The month of festive holidays, snow, ginger bread, sledding, hot chocolate and, apparently, 70 degree sunny days, because I…

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Pea & Lentil Soup with Ham

Posted on Feb 26th, 2013

I had a problem this past Sunday. I needed a vegetable recipe for week 8 of the Very Veggie Challenge and I was feeling absolutely uninspired. Beyond…

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Polenta with Cabbage and Tomato

Posted on Jul 5th, 2013

I'm dying for a new fridge; one where refrigerator is stacked on top of the freezer. Of course, this is a bit of a fanciful dream since there's…

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Roasted Broccoli Soup with Cashews

Posted on Mar 11th, 2014

I don't make nearly enough soup. I ate it for lunch all the time when I lived in NY, but (until recently) there hasn't been a easy nearby soup place…

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Roasted Butternut Squash Slices

Posted on Jun 14th, 2011

Yes, I know. Butternut squash is a fall vegetable and it's June. But I like it and I happened to have one in my kitchen. So you are getting a…

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Roasted Eggplant with Cream and Thyme

Posted on Jul 15th, 2011

I love to raid other people's cookbook collections and recently I was coveting my step-mother's cookbook Tender by Nigel Slater. It's actually a two…

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Roasted Red Onion

Posted on Jan 8th, 2013

After I made my vow to cook and consume more veggies, I discovered I had a cookbook actually called "Vegetables" by James Peterson. The first half of…

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Saag Paneer

Posted on Feb 21st, 2013

Week 7 of the Very Veggie Challenge and we are going with spinach this week! So, what to do with spinach that isn't just sauteing it with a little…

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Salad with Roasted Radishes and Avocado Buttermilk Dressing

Posted on May 1st, 2013

May 1 is National Salad Day, and appears to be brought to you by Dole, which has a new line of salad products. I actually had to go to two different…

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Savory Chicken, Broccoli and Corn Galette

Posted on Aug 16th, 2013

Sweaty, panting, strips of hair sticking to the back of the neck, thighs burning - yep, that was me biking to the grocery store earlier this week. I…

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Sous Vide Carrot and Beet Salad

Posted on Apr 14th, 2014

I admit it. I'm a beet convert. I used to turn up my nose at beets, convinced that they were just terrible, but I really don't know why. Honestly, I…

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Spinach Pie

Posted on Jul 1st, 2011

Since I write a fancypants food blog you may think that I cook myself a fabulous dinner every night... yeah, that just doesn't happen. I basically…

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Spinach Soufflé

Posted on Mar 8th, 2013

Week 9 of the Very Veggie Challenge and yes, I know, I'm a day late with this post. I had planned to blog about broccoli soup this week.…

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Steamed Artichokes with Lemon-Thyme Aoli

Posted on Feb 19th, 2014

Artichokes first appeared in my life when I was about ten years old. My brother and I were sitting at the table and my mother set down a dish of…

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Summer Corn Salad

Posted on Jun 24th, 2011

  Very few things shout SUMMER like fresh corn. (peaches, of course, also shout summer.) I find fresh corn delicious, whether it is…

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Summer Succotash

Posted on Jul 19th, 2011

I love succotash, but have never made it before. My impression of succotash is basically a bunch of beans (lima beans are crucial), corn and other…

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Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts with Salami

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2013

"Remembering the purple shadows of the lawn, the majesty of the colonnades, and the dream of your youth, you may say in your reverence and…

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Turkey Pot Pie

Posted on Nov 27th, 2012

Congratulations! You made it through Thanksgiving! And now, if you're anything like me, you are (a) sick as a dog, (b) about to hit your turkey…

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Turkey Tetrazzini

Posted on Nov 15th, 2013

Ah Thanksgiving. Family drama aside, the only thing better than Thanksgiving dinner is Thanksgiving leftovers. Seriously, I live for day after turkey…

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Vegetable Tomato Sauce

Posted on Feb 7th, 2013

Alright, it's week 5 of the Very Veggie Challenge and I am shamelessly considering tomatoes a vegetable for this purpose. However, even if you are…

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Vegetarian Lasagna with Butternut Squash and Kale

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2013

 Lasagne or lasagna? When I sat down to write up this post, I had a moment of panic and self-doubt. Did I really not know how to spell this? How did…

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