Detox Resolution Recipe Series: Using whole grains, vegetables, lean meats and healthier fats in recipes you may find taste really good!
When I’m craving fresh tomatoes in January, I often turn to this recipe. Baking or roasting transforms the January tomato; minimizing the mealy texture and maximizing the tomato’s natural sweetness.
A gratin is generally considered to be a baked dish topped with breadcrumbs or breadcrumbs and cheese. A gratin baking dish is a shallow, oval dish, and quite important to the success of the best gratins.
My gratin dish is missing in action so I used a shallow, oval lid that tops a glass casserole and it worked quite well.
This, and a dish of Mediterranean olives selected from the Whole Foods olive bar, was the only thing my husband and I had for dinner and we relished the simple meal. I generally serve this as a side dish, however, and it amply serves four.
Update: 1 cup of wild rice and 1 cup of farro both cook at the same time (as long as they’re not quick cook) and work great as a base for the chicken in this recipe, too. This morning we woke up to the first real snow of the year––good thing I’d purchased a chicken. … Full recipe post »
Coming off a four-week, super-intense editing of my next book, “The Welcome Home Diner”, a contemporary novel about two women opening a diner on Detroit’s east side. I get why writers isolate themselves during the process. I was assigned a well-seasoned editor determined to squeeze the best book that she could out of me. The verdict will be in the hands of … Full recipe post »
Taste buds prickle; wanderlust triggered. An Argentine barbecue (asado)
enticed me to Patagonia. A friend gave me a vial of ground sumac berries--4 months later I was
waking at dawn to the "Call To Prayer" in Turkey. Porcini to Tuscany, and so on. Read more about my chronicles of
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