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 … Continue reading Springtime Grilled Chicken Bread Salad with Roasted Asparagus and Fennel

Sesame Crusted Fish Tacos with Avocado Salad and Slaw

So, here we have meal #2 from the Cuizoo Arsenal.  I'm pretty sure I won't be getting one done per day, but I'll try to keep these coming as frequently as possible.  I know I'll be cooking tonight, but once the weekend hits, I don't make any promises as cooking cuts into my drinking time.  … Continue reading Sesame Crusted Fish Tacos with Avocado Salad and Slaw

Crispy Calamari Chopped Salad

Mark Bittman has me thinking again.  He has a way of doing that.  After reading his latest NYT piece, "Chop, Fry, Boil:  Eating for One, or 6 Billion," I once again realize that people who like to cook have a way of making things way too complicated for those who don't (Bittman is not one … Continue reading Crispy Calamari Chopped Salad

Garlicky Bread Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Sweet Corn

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day lamenting the fact that I have had nothing to post because my summer cooking has been so simple -- and really not recipe worthy.  How can I legitimately write a recipe for tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil?  Or chicken on the grill? Or lightly cooked … Continue reading Garlicky Bread Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Sweet Corn

Late Spring Couscous with Spinach, Zucchini, and Pumpkin Seeds

So the school year is wrapping up  and I am firmly planting my head in the sand related to how I am going to a) keep everyone entertained all summer, b) get my paid work done and deliver a large project at the end of August, c) maintain some sanity amidst the fighting siblings and … Continue reading Late Spring Couscous with Spinach, Zucchini, and Pumpkin Seeds

Black Beluga Lentil Salad with Ham and Kale

I have been MIA in the Cuizoo world lately.  Sorry about that.  It's the strangest thing with this stage of life and motherhood (or maybe parenting older children in general) . . . I feel like I never have a minute to rest, yet I never have anything to show for it.  I'm not closing … Continue reading Black Beluga Lentil Salad with Ham and Kale

Spring Pasta Salad with Aparagus, Spinach, and Mint

One of the best things about belonging to your local Community Supported Agriculture farm (CSA) is how quickly the season gears up -- and how big your box of veggies gets.   Our first few distributions of the summer season are teasers.  Just yesterday, we got eight sprigs of basil -- yet the smell was … Continue reading Spring Pasta Salad with Aparagus, Spinach, and Mint