Braised Spinach and Chickpeas with Lemon

We love this stew. It has truly become a staple in our house. I know that I’ve talked about different dishes becoming staple foods. Sometimes that’s true and other times I go back and read an old recipe where I tout the deliciousness of the dish and exclaim that “this is a staple!”…when in fact…it…

Veggie Burger Supreme

Now this is what I call a veggie burger. It’s loaded with rice, beans, vegetables, and spices and then topped with our favorite burger ingredients: avocado, fried egg, grilled onions and the usual lettuce and tomato. We made it on our panini press but it’s also durable enough for an outdoor grill for all your…

Saturday Sandwiches

What is a Saturday sandwich? At the most basic level, it’s a veggie sandwich. But it’s also a sandwich that takes time to construct and therefore represents the leisurely way we try to spend our time on the weekends. Saturday’s are a time to hang out, run errands, play outside and enjoy lunch all together…

Crustless Vegetarian Quiche

Every other month a group of friends and I get together for brunch. In the alternate months we get drinks. So we have a good system in place to get together, talk, eat and drink. But when we get together for brunch, we bring our A Game. Look at this spread: fresh peaches, carrot quick…

Avocado Toast with Chile Oil and Sea Salt

As simple and delicious as it sounds. I had this for dinner one night, then lunch the next day and I would eat it for breakfast on day three, if need be!   Ingredients 1 slice wheat bread Avocado Chile oil (I got mine as a gift from my mother-in-law after she visited Spain, but…

Mandarin Orange Passover Kugel

This year I signed up to the bring a fruit kugel to Passover. Before I saw my family’s shared Google Spreadsheet, I didn’t know there was a “Passover-safe” fruit kugel. There are seemingly endless options for savory kugels but in my search online for ‘fruit kugels for passover’ or ‘sweet kugels for passover’ I only…

Minestrone Soup

Something special has been happening in our house recently. Max has been eating the same food we do (for the most part)!  It is so exciting to, A.) see him feed himself handfuls of cheese, cheerios, bread, pretty much anything you put in front of him. Not to mention his ability to take huge bites…

Butternut Squash Soup

A few weekends ago I went to a great brunch with great friends. On the table (which was a refurnished wood farm table. I’m not sure why I had to add that detail, but the host’s boyfriend refurbished it! I’m always impressed with crafty people.), we feasted on zucchini bread, a fritatta, fruit salad, corn bread,…

Lentil Goat Cheese Bruschetta Dip

Remember that time back in March, a few days after we brought Max home, I wrote in this space that I thought I had time to work on a few side projects while on maternity leave? Welllll…… if my lack of posting on this blog in the last two months is any indication, almost none…

14 Bean Soup

Winter just won’t quit! Just when you think spring is about to spring, a cold front moves through and puts a (literal) damper on things. But don’t let that bring you down — instead, use it as an opportunity to try those final soup recipes before cleaning the grill and making trips to ‘pick your…

Artichoke Soup

Recently, temperatures here are dropping into the single digits as a result of a polar vortex. It’s gotten so cold even my dog wants to go on short walks and get inside as soon as possible. However, cold is relative. The other day, family friends from Minnesota were in town and told us that their…

Fig Tomato Arugula Salad

Two weeks ago we spent the week at the beach. This past week we spent the week at my parents because construction unexpectedly began in our house after some other unexpected flooding two months ago. We finally “moved back in,” as it were, to our place tonight and it felt so good to be home….