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 … Continue reading Garbanzo “Meatballs” with Spaghetti Squash

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 -- … Continue reading Garlic Scape Pesto with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

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 on … Continue reading Black Beans and Rice

Vegetable Soup with Basil Pistou

I read this article in the New York Times yesterday (Told to Eat Its Vegetables, America Orders Fries).  Here's a little quote to blow your mind: For example, only 23 percent of meals include a vegetable, Mr. Balzer said. (Again, fries don’t count, but lettuce on a hamburger does.) Truthfully, I am not surprised by … Continue reading Vegetable Soup with Basil Pistou

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

Crispy Split Pea Burgers

So I've been trying to do some extra clean living lately.  I think the overindulgence of the holidays pushed me over the edge.  On top of eliminating gluten/wheat, I've stopped drinking wine, and have been trying to go without alcohol at all.  Crazy talk, you say?  Probably so.  But something has been crying uncle (crazy … Continue reading Crispy Split Pea Burgers