Velvety Cauliflower Soup with Turmeric, Sunflower Seeds, and Truffle Oil

Velvety Cauliflower Soup with Turmeric, Sunflower Seeds, and Truffle Oil
This summer was not kind to my waist line. Or to my hip line, ass line, and stomach line, for that matter. Packing and moving meant pizza and beer on many more nights than I’d care to admit. And if unpacking one spice bottle from twenty sheets of packing paper burned a lot of calories, I’d...

Trader Joe’s Inspired Dark Chocolate Bark with Roasted Coconut Chips

Trader Joe’s Inspired Dark Chocolate Bark with Roasted Coconut Chips
The opening of Trader Joe’s in our town has, of course, been somewhat revolutionary. I would count it among few others that have had such grand opening hype (top was Chick-Fil-A which had a camp out before their first day of chicken sales and future political statements). I’m so getting a...

Garbanzo “Meatballs” with Spaghetti Squash

Garbanzo “Meatballs” with Spaghetti Squash
I take the same route to drop my son off at preschool every morning.  Some days I consider going a different way just to make the synapses in my brain do something different (and no, I have no idea if that is what synapses actually do).  But I usually go the same way, making the same familiar turns,...

No Brainer Blueberry Ice Cream

No Brainer Blueberry Ice Cream
For the first time in many years, I missed strawberry season.  In my defense, the season fizzled out pretty quickly this year.  But the reason doesn’t really matter when there is no strawberry jam to fill the freezer for the entire winter.  It just seemed that between travel and schedules, I...

Garlic Scape Pesto with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Garlic Scape Pesto with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Garlic Scapes.  Who knew they even existed?  They are not the kind of thing you generally see on a grocery store shelf and people very rarely know what they are unless they garden or belong to a CSA.  I will be completely honest that I had never seen them before joining our farm share — and...

Springtime Grilled Chicken Bread Salad with Roasted Asparagus and Fennel

Springtime Grilled Chicken Bread Salad with Roasted Asparagus and Fennel
There are certain recipes that have nearly cult followings online, and the Zuni Cafe Roast Chicken and Bread Salad is one of them.  I’ve never had it in person, but have heard so many people rave about it that I recently decided to put my own spin on it.  It seemed fitting — fresh, small...

Sweet Pea Falafel with Minted Cucumber Salad

Sweet Pea Falafel with Minted Cucumber Salad
I have a long and interesting history with peas.  As a child, my mother tells me that I once shoved a pea up my nose.  (The other interesting childhood story about me related to the pea homophone, “pee,” is that I once slept walk into the living room thinking that it was the bathroom and...

Creamy Chicken Casserole with Leeks and Mushrooms

Creamy Chicken Casserole with Leeks and Mushrooms
I remember researching my baby girl’s first car seat.  I had no clue what I was looking for.  I was focused on patterns that didn’t include teddy bears, perhaps longing for something that might actually match the car instead.  I didn’t know a five point harness from a three point...

Cod in Parchment

Cod in Parchment
A friend brought up a good point the other day.  This is a horrible time of the year to have to give something up for Lent.  Winter has us feeling defeated — with almost a foot of snow the other day after spring started to tease us.  Illness has us down — I’ve been sick with a cold...

Green Coconut Curry with Chick Peas

Green Coconut Curry with Chick Peas
You probably don’t want to read a food related post that starts out talking about snow and phlegm and pink eye, but here we are.  I’ve been trying to finish up the first 7 of the Cuizoo Arsenal and I’ve been rather hemmed in by snow days (2 in one week) and sick days (too many to count). ...

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