Sunny Side Up Egg, Prosciutto, and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Sunny Side Up Egg, Prosciutto, and Caramelized Onion Pizza
I had a little birthday party for my husband a few weeks ago and decided I wanted to make a bunch of pizzas. This is usually a real pain, not because it’s difficult, but because you run out of space for the multiple pans, dough, and ingredients required to do this for a crowd. And I like to have...

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,...

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). ...

Gingered Pork Stir Fry

Gingered Pork Stir Fry
I know I speak about my grandmothers a lot here, and quite honestly I forget what I’ve said and what I haven’t said (and am entirely too lazy to go back and look).  But this recipe is another one courtesy of my mom’s mother, Grace.  And it serves as Cuizoo Arsenal meal #6. Grace...

Quick African Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Pumpkin Seeds

Quick African Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Pumpkin Seeds
For the fifth meal of the Cuizoo Arsenal, I was planning to do a hearty soup.  Because this time of year especially, it is a fantastic one pot meal for cold days.  I thought I’d do something with beans and maybe some sausage, because that is an almost weekly occurrence for us.  But after doing...

Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice
Here we are with meal number 4 from the Cuizoo Arsenal, where I attempt to give you 7 meals that are quick, cheap, easy, and nutritious.  This is one of those basic meals that has sustained entire civilizations for hundreds or thousands of years.  Just don’t ask my daughter to eat it.  She continues...

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