Soba noodles with tofu, baby broccoli and mushrooms

Soba noodles with tofu, baby broccoli and mushrooms
I’ve never been the kind of person that can eat a cup of soup for lunch and be satisfied. I always tend towards mid-day meals of substance. So, when I have to pack a lunch, I usually have to think ahead. This dish has been a solid go-to for whipping up a big mess of ...

Caesar salad with anchovy croutons

Caesar salad with anchovy croutons
I’m a big snob when it comes to caesar salads. I’m of the school that they should be pungent and full of anchovies and garlic and I think it’s a sin that the most common form of caesar dressing out there is a bland white goo more resemblant of mayonnaise than salad dressing. Share this:Click ...

Tomato, caper, arugula pasta

Tomato, caper, arugula pasta
  All I have to say about this one is yum. The flavors are so fresh and bright and the lemon really brings out the best of the garlic and capers. Its great for a quick and satisfying dinner. I ate it for dinner the last two nights and could eat it again tonight if ...

Wild rice skillet

Wild rice skillet
Even though it’s the middle of winter and we’re supposed to get a foot of snow tomorrow, this dish had me thinking of fall. Winter squash, crispy tart apples, kale. And as I was eating it, I realized how amazing this dish would be as a side to some farm raised pork chops. Share this:Click ...

Lemony Lentil Soup

Lemony Lentil Soup
    I spent the last couple weeks in Arizona, helping my PhD advisor teach a course. We were in Flagstaff, which is at 7,000 feet and isn’t the warm and palm-treed version of Arizona people typically think of. But, I did get to escape to Sedona for a couple of days to play and ...

Biscuits

Biscuits
Growing up in Connecticut, I wasn’t exactly exposed to biscuits. I don’t recall my mom ever making them and I definitely never got them when we ate out. In true northeastern style, it was a bagels and italian bread sort of place. An then, in my 20s, I dated a boy from the south. Share ...

Asian Kale Salad 1

Asian Kale Salad
There’s something about all the recipes for ‘massaged kale salads’ that seem a little too foodie to me. I imagine a snooty voice saying, ‘now you must gently massage the kale with your hands until you feel the leaves relax’, and it makes me want to gag. I’m not sure why. I mean, I realize ...

Miso Glazed Salmon with Wilted Spinach

Miso Glazed Salmon with Wilted Spinach
This one sounds fancy pants, but it is really easy, quick, and super delicious! As you can see, I normally serve it over a bed of rice. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share ...

Molasses Triple Chocolate Cookies

Molasses Triple Chocolate Cookies
I think it is a universal truth that no Christmas would be complete without cookies. Lots of cookies. And, if you don’t have time to make a bunch of different kinds of cookies, these will more than do the trick. Imagine a chocolate chip, gingerbread and snickerdoodle cookie all rolled into one. Share this:Click to ...

Marieb the Arab’s Italian soup 2

Marieb the Arab's Italian soup
My dad spent his entire career as a dedicated, hard-working doctor. Growing up, he was often gone to the hospital long before I got out of bed and arrived home just in time for dinner. With the exception of summer grilling, my mom was the cook in our house. Now that my dad is retired, ...