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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 »

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 »

Lamb and Lentil Soup with Tuscan Kale

I’ve made variations on this  soup in past blogs, but this recipe will be even better because I have (trumpet fanfare)…a meaty lamb bone to make the stock. Last week I made a boneless leg of lamb in puff pastry and asked the butcher to save the bone for me after he boned it. To … 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 »

Kale and Orange Salad

The kale at the grocer’s was such an intense shade of green, and so impeccably crisp, I couldn’t resist buying several bunches. It was too fresh and tender to cook and I remembered a salad I made last year that my friend, Rebecca Bawkon, shared with me. Her recipe uses lemon juice instead of orange juice … Full recipe post »

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs — folks can work up a passion about these babies. The recipe I made tonight would be a major assault to Italians in the area, not to mention their grandmother’s. I do have recipes that are true to the old school, but I made a lean version tonight and paired it with a hefty … Full recipe post »

Black Bean and Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Mango Salsa

Tortillas means “little cake,” and that’s what they are: a flat unleavened round of corn or wheat flour. They are what one uses to make burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, flautas, quesadillas, tapa, flauta and tacos. Quesadillas are quick and easy and, like pasta, they are a marvelous canvas in which you can use up leftovers. Last … Full recipe post »

Tofu Hot Pot

I’ve got it — my next get-rich-quick scheme! I’ll make bazilions off my new and improved patented Hot Pot soups; soups guaranteed to melt the pounds off one’s body — soups that puts those cabbage diet soup remedies to shame. Kimchi is pickled napa cabbage, and it’s a workhorse in this recipe, lending a wonderful sour, … Full recipe post »

Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

My husband balks when he observes me cooking with butter, cream and half-and-half. Yet when I told him I was making a broccoli soup, he requested that it be thick and creamy. What is it we find so comforting about hot, creamy soups at this time of the year? I could have thickened the brew … Full recipe post »

Pasta with Spicy Eggplant Sauce

This Mediterranean sauce really fits the bill tonight. Its rich, chunky texture and flavor begs a second helping, which is of little concern: it’s a healthy sauce. It would also be wonderful served over couscous or farro; I’ve always enjoyed eggplant sauces quite spicy, but I’ll leave that to your discretion. I often regard fresh basil … Full recipe post »

Turkey Loaf with Bulgur

It’s wise not to underestimate meatloaf. Sure, you’ll find meatloaf in the frozen- food section of every supermarket in America. It’s often packaged as a complete meal, accompanied by tater tots, green beans and apple brown betty — all conveniently segregated in compartments appealing to those who don’t like their foods to touch. In natural … Full recipe post »

Papparadelle with Ratatouille

The name of this recipe is a mouthful. It takes more time to say it than it does to put it together-as long as you have leftover ratatouille in your fridge. Last week I made a large amount of roasted ratatouille so I could have leftovers for recipes such as this. I’ve always been a fan of … Full recipe post »

Kitchen Sink Skillet Pasta Supper

For anyone who likes good food, hates waste and has little time to cook, something similar to this dish is more than likely in your repertoire. It basically doesn’t require a recipe; boil pasta in a pot, cook leftover proteins and vegetables in a skillet, toss together and serve. The recipe below was pretty darn … Full recipe post »