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Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini and Flatbread with Tzadziki

I made a dish similar to this last month, but today I substituted zucchini and eggplant for the marinated lamb. I’m grilling the veggies on a grill pan; I’ve sacrificed one to many slices of vegetables this year to the God of the Flames. You will have leftover tzadziki, but it keeps in your fridge several days. It’s a healthy … Full recipe post »

Barbecued Asian Tofu

Try tofu — the other white “meat.” I’m not a vegetarian, but this recipe, whatever its persuasion, is pretty darn good. Of course, the secret’s in the marinade. And I thought ahead to give it a solid 24 hours in the fridge before I grilled it. I’m thinking a couple of hours marinating the tofu … Full recipe post »

Crispy Baked Pasta with Shiitakes, Cabbage

I collect Al Dente Pasta as one might collect baseball cards — only I get to eat my collection. I enjoy having different varieties and flavors to choose from on those evenings where I want to whip up a meal in less than 15 minutes — or more, as in the following recipe. Of course I love … Full recipe post »

Mix and Match Gazpacho

Grilled Vegetable Gazpacho, Tropical Fruit Gazpacho, Green Herb Gazpacho, Red Tomato Gazpacho, White Almond Gazpacho, Chunky Cherry Gazpacho, Smooth Gazpacho — will the Original Gazpacho please step forward and show some ID? Hm, a passport of Spanish origin; the name reading “White Almond Gazpacho.” The case is closed. This Antonio Banderas of the cold soup world … Full recipe post »

Grilled Eggplant and Shiitake Mushrooms over Brown Rice

If this were January, I’d be stir-frying the eggplant and mushrooms, but July insists I use the grill. It’s a rushed day so I’ll be using gas. If you’ve the time, smoking the veggies over coals and hardwood would add depth and another layer of flavor to the pungency of eggplant and shiitakes. I peeled … Full recipe post »

Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes and Pesto Sandwich

I’m not sure exactly what round of bread I purchased from Cafe Japon at the farmers market, but it is wonderful. I believe she said it was a whole wheat sourdough (it tastes as such), and the flavor, crust and chew is divine. I saved a couple of center pieces to make one big panini sandwich; large … Full recipe post »

Fettuccine with Tomato-Cheddar Sauce and Artichoke Hearts

I was at a friend’s house making dinner while she was at work. I was planning to shop but she begged me to use the ingredients she had in her fridge and pantry. This recipe is the savory outcome. If a pantry includes good pasta and a cheese that can be grated, it’s a start. … Full recipe post »

Omelet with Goat Cheese, Morels and Asparagus

Like so many ubiquitous edibles, which survive the shifting vagaries of popular culture — pizza, hamburgers, even Caesar salad — many nationalities stake claim to their origin and preparation. The lore, hype and speculation surrounding the omelet are no exception. One version, according to Wikipedia, reads as would a sixth-grade history text. “…When Napoleon and … Full recipe post »

Broccoli and Farro Salad with Feta

I recently purchased a Fine Cooking Magazine – “Cookfresh 2011” – that has some enticing takes on vegetables and grains. In fact, for the kinds of dishes I’m craving this Spring, it’s has more tempting recipes than most magazines I’ve purchased of late. Today’s yummy surprise was the recipe I followed using farro and roasted broccoli. I’ve … Full recipe post »

Spring Green Risotto

I began making risotto back in the early ’80s, and there was — and still is — a great deal of mystique surrounding the dish. First, I was warned to never stop stirring. I must stir the risotto constantly or a disastrous mass of glutinous rice stuck to a burned pot would be inevitable. That’s … Full recipe post »

Asparagus Bread Pudding

Some of you may have your Easter day menu and to-do list organized on a spread sheet. You set your table yesterday, and fresh polished silver gleams atop ironed linen napkins, which coordinate stylishly with your china and the fresh flower centerpiece you will arrange on Saturday. I admire your efficiency, and looking about my … Full recipe post »

Perfectly Cooked Artichoke

I’m grilling flank steaks — nothing fancy, but I had to think ahead and marinate them overnight. The artichokes are looking quite tempting in area groceries, and when I make artichokes, I also plan ahead. The following recipe is a bit quirky; I’ve never seen or heard of anyone preparing them like this, but it is … Full recipe post »

Caldo Verde (Portuguese Potato and Kale Soup)

Lest you be reminded, this Monday is the cruelest of days — April 18, tax day — time to shore-up your dollars and cents; time to organize the deductibles, scrambling to save every blessed last dime; but there he is, knocking at the door, there’s no place to hide — it’s time to feed the … Full recipe post »

Sweet Potato-Quinoa Cakes

This is one of my nutrition-minded husband’s favorite meals; a health-property-on-steroids recipe: Quinoa and Sweet Potato Cakes. So good for us, in fact, I took the liberty of frying instead of baking them. But I only used a few tablespoons of grape seed oil for the entire batch and, to my palate, the resulting flavor … Full recipe post »

Black Bean and Mango Salad

Here’s a healthy, versatile and easy to throw together salad. It could stand alone as a light vegetarian supper, or it may be kicked up into heftier fare: spoon it into a tortilla, add some grated cheddar, fold over, then pan fry or bake it. The salad could  also be bulked up with the addition … Full recipe post »