Category Archives: Recipies

The CSA Chronicles Part Tres: SpanaChardaKopita with Cojita Cheese

What to do with 2 bunches of chard and a bunch of spinach? And 5 leeks? Spanakopita! yes, but i’m  allergic to Feta…what to do? Ah but…there is a substitute that tastes good…cojita cheese. It is crumbly, but actually melts … Continue reading

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The CSA Chronicles II: Mooli (Radish) Paratha

To go with my Kholrabi bharta and to use up 2 bunches of radishes, I decided to make some mooli parathas (radish flatbread). Tarla Dalal’s recipe was a pretty good start ♣ Equipment: A food processor with a grater disk … Continue reading

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sweet potato pesto

A 5 minute alternate for regular pesto…has a super food, too! in a food processor, combine the following ingredients and process until smooth: 1 sweet potato cooked (wrap it in a wet paper towel and microwave for 5 minutes). then … Continue reading

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Caramelized Onion Pizza with Sweet Potato-Walnut-Basil Pesto

This is an improvement on a recipe I have been making since last year, when I found something similar in “Food and Wine” magazine.  My innovations include: adding more flavor with the walnut-basil-sweet potato pesto (the original just has a … Continue reading

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Orange-beet salad

This was inspired by a trip to the farmers market in DuPont Circle, where we tasted some amazingly sweet red beets and found a few oranges. Then someone brought us a huge tub of salad greens. And I had a … Continue reading

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Jungle curry

This is a thai-inspired curry that used ingredients I had at home, rather than what you *really* need. I’d say if you have the real thai ingredients, use them. But the substitutes were pretty good! ♠ The ingredients 1 medium … Continue reading

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My Low Iodine Diet Food Challenge

They say you don’t really appreciate things until they’re gone. I can attest to the truth of that statement now.  I’ve never felt so deprived as I have for the last 2 weeks on my new Categories“low iodine diet“, a … Continue reading

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Kaddu Challow (Afghan Pumpkin & “rice”)

Kaddu Challow This is one of my favorite dishes at an Afghan restaurant…sweet/tart/spicy pumpkin and pulao. My version improvises with things I had in the house… Ingredients for the pumpkin part 1 Acorn squash (butternut or actual pumpkin work too) … Continue reading

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Apple Cake

Every fall, we had apples falling off our tree…so my mom made lots of apple cake. This is a new recipe and it’s TASTY, easy, and looks pretty. It’s not so healthy yet (attempts at that coming later).  Ingredients 4 … Continue reading

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Celeriac Soup

I’m back…i’ve been cooking up a storm, so here are some new recipes!! Celeriac (ie: Celery Root) Soup What is celeriac? it’s a knobby root vegetable with a  lot of flavor, so it makes a tasty soup!  ♥ tools: a … Continue reading

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Apple Zucchini Muffins

The rationale: I had  a tart granny smith apple and a zucchini laying around, but no carrots–so I decided to play with my previous recipe.  I know, it sounds a little weird, but I promise you it’s delish. The zucchini … Continue reading

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Veggie Kabobs With Flava (Indian and Italian)

We had a few friends over on Sunday afternoon to enjoy what might be the last dregs of summer…barbeque style in our garden (where there’s a grill and a picnic table). So what do vegetarians grill? And how do you … Continue reading

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Superfood Stew (Kale, Beets, Sweet Potatoes)

We had some kale & beets in the fridge and sweet potatoes on the counter, so my mission was to see what I could create to use them up…et voila, superfood stew! ♥ equipment needed: a heavy pot (i like … Continue reading

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Homemade pistachio gelato. mmm…

With DC baking at 103· last night, I decided we needed to make some gelato to cool down. It was my second attempt (first this summer) at gelato/ice cream making since we got our ice cream maker attachment, and it … Continue reading

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Yellow tomato & avocado gazpacho

Our garden plot is highly productive and each day, we get a bunch of mystery vegetables and herbs that we need to figure out how to use.  This day, we got a bunch of yellow and red tomatoes, a mini … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Bites

We had a few sweet potatoes that we’d cooked a week ago that were just sitting in the fridge. What should we do with them, I thought. And then I remembered Swapna’s cool idea–sweet potato cutlets! the ingredients 2 sweet … Continue reading

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