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Food Pr0n: Zucchini and Prosciutto Frittata

In Food Pr0n On July 26, 2010 2 Comments

At the farmers market I usually end up buying too much of something, and the frittata is a cooking trick I use to get it all eaten up before it goes bad. It’s stupid easy to prepare, and you can make it fancy or keep it simple.

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Soul Food: Mediterranean Chicken with Roasted Fennel

In Soul Food On February 25, 2010 0 Comments

My boyfriend loves his poultry, so I indulge him with dishes like this Mediterranean Chicken. The briny olives here add a nice kick to the mellow sweetness of the roasted fennel. Cherry tomatoes seem like such an indulgence this time of year, but they get roasted in this dish, which brings out their flavor, so I succumbed.

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Quick and Cheap Dinner: Sweet Potato, Kale and Quinoa

In Quick and Cheap Dinners On December 19, 2009 1 Comment

I’m busy, I’m packing, blah, blah, blah. You get it by now. In spite of everything going on in my life, I must take time to feed myself nourishing meals. Maybe I’m high maintenance or a bit snobby. I’m OK with that, because I get to eat lovely dishes like this hearty concoction of winter veggies.

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Food Pr0n: Potato and Radicchio Flatbread

In Food Pr0n On December 16, 2009 2 Comments

I keep reminding myself that packing then moving across the country in a U-Haul through the midwest in the dead of winter would cause anyone anxiety. This is mainly the reason that I haven’t had much time to cook lately, and I miss it. So, in the midst of all of this chaos, I chose to make my own pizza dough and create this lovely flatbread. Procrastination is a skill, folks, you have to work hard to get it right.

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Food Pr0n: Buttered Leeks and Radishes

In Food Pr0n On December 6, 2009 4 Comments

In my attempt to eat more seasonally, I am encountering produce that I don’t normally prepare. Leeks fall into that category. This recipe combines leeks with another veggie that often confounds me, the radish. I know what you’re thinking: since when is butter healthy? Fear not the sat fat, the recipe only calls for a tablespoon for 4 servings.

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Quick and Cheap Dinner: Butternut Squash Pita Pizza

In Quick and Cheap Dinners On November 29, 2009 6 Comments

I saw this recipe for a butternut squash pizza on Real Simple and knew I could make it real simpler. Instead of using the refrigerated dough the recipe calls for, I turn to my quickie standby for mini pizzas: the pita.

Quick and Cheap Dinner: Balsamic Lentil Stew

In Quick and Cheap Dinners On November 4, 2009 5 Comments

The temperature has dipped below 85 degrees, and that can only mean one thing in Houston: Fall has arrived. I know what you northerners are thinking, and you are probably right. Sixty-five degrees is hardly bundle-up weather, but in Houston it can still elicit the desire for wool socks and bowls of thick and steaming autumn stews.

Food Pr0n: Mediterranean Olive Bread

In Food Pr0n On November 1, 2009 2 Comments

In spite of my initial failures, I’ve had one vegan baking success this weekend. This aromatic quick bread caught my eye while flipping through The Joy of Vegan Baking because it looked foolproof. What can I say, my ego took a beating and I needed a sure thing.

Quick and Cheap Dinner: Garden Pita Pizza

In Quick and Cheap Dinners On October 29, 2009 1 Comment

When I’ve had a particularly exhausting day and would rather jump out a third story window than cook, I turn to the pita pizza. Not only are they quick, but pita pizzas are a great way to use up the odds and ends leftover in your fridge. Any cheapskate knows that wasting food is a big money sink.

Food Pr0n: Fig and Chile Pasta

In Food Pr0n On September 30, 2009 2 Comments

Plain yogurt makes a quick and healthy pasta sauce a la alfredo…stop laughing. OK, it’s not exactly alfredo, but it IS tasty. Is there anything yogurt can’t do?