Monthly Archives: February 2013

Poached egg on mushrooms and toast

This was inspired by an item I saw on a menu. I thought “I can do that”…and so for brunch yesterday, I did! Everyone (our friend, my husband, and me) seemed to like it. Ingredient (serves 3) 1 package mixed … Continue reading

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Fatoosh Salad

Here’s an easy twist on a Mediterranean Fatoosh Salad. We didn’t have some of the ingredients that the recipe called for, but had some other things laying around….so I reinvented the recipe. Ingredients 1 Green Onion 1 yellow bell pepper … Continue reading

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Polenta with Chard, sun dried tomatoes, and caremelized onions

This is the last of my cooking for tonight (I cook in bursts–I actually made one more dish too, daal makhni). I saw a vegetarian times recipe for grits with kale and caramelized onions. I took that and played with … Continue reading

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Mushrooms and kale with faro

I bought some kale and chard yesterday and was looking for something to do. I’ve also never tried faro so I bought some yesterday. Faro and kale seem all the rage lately. I couldn’t understand why…but with this dish, it … Continue reading

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Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins (another superbowl dish)

The last of last night’s superbowl dishes was: Stuffed sweet potato skins. A melding of 2 different recipes that is a little time consuming but rather tasty. Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes 1 link of “Field Roast” mexican chipotle fake sausage, … Continue reading

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Wholegrain Cranberry Fig Muffins

I saw a tasty recipe for fig cornmeal muffins in the New York Times and I tinkered with it. 1 cup figs 1/2 cup cranberries (mine happen to be frozen–bought too many fresh cranberries at thanksgiving, but they are coming … Continue reading

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Mushroom Lentil Burgers and Mango lentils

Mango lentils, you ask? It’s a wee bit sweet, but our verdict was that it was tasty. We then turned that into a veggie burger. (photo coming later when we make this again) Part 1: Mango lentils Ingredients 1/2 c … Continue reading

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Test kitchen 1: Edamame ginger dip

These are recipes I’d like to try http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/spicy-ginger-and-coconut-edamame-dip-recipe/index.html

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Superbowl “Buffalo” Cauliflower

Why Buffalo cauliflower, you ask? We saw the recipe and were curious. And it turned out to be tasty!Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower broken into florets 1/8 cup Sriracha (less if you wish) 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/8 cup water … Continue reading

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Superbowl inspired Jalapeno Soft Pretzels

Inspiration and base recipe from Smitten Kitchen…with a few little tweaks. We weren’t sure how these would turn out….but the verdict was that they are awesome. There are only 2 left on the plate! Ingredients (note: one adaptation was to halve … Continue reading

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Wholegrain berry pancakes with Bananas Foster toping

I love brunch and so I try new recipes each Saturday (or sometimes go back to old standards). Last Saturday, I tried out a new recipe on my husband, one that appears successful! Ingredients for the pancakes 1/3 c oat … Continue reading

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New Years Day Wholegrain Biscuits

It’s been a long fallow period, but starting now , I will begin posting more regularly 🙂 We returned from a 3 week trip to India on New Years Eve. So when we woke up on New Years Day hungry … Continue reading

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