Monthly Archives: December 2009

Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Baby Sweet Potatoes

Last night I made dinner for AK and myself; I decided on my baked BBQ tofu and a pot of quinoa, but also wanted something else so I roasted some brussel sprouts and sliced baby sweet potatoes with just a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. P.S. In response to some comments…

A Big Thank You, Follow Me on Twitter, & a Favor

Dear Readers, I started this blog because I love writing and I love food; I honestly wasn’t sure anyone else would read it, so it thrills me that people are not only reading, but are sharing my blog with friends and family. So I just wanted to send out a huge thank you to all…

Lemon Cupcakes

I wanted to serve my cranberry-apple-fennel compote over some dessert item, and I decided on some kind of cake. I thought about making a box cake but I really hate to do that when I actually have time to bake, so I made lemon cupcakes from scratch instead. These aren’t super lemony cupcakes as I only…

Broccoli Slaw

I hate mayo with a passion (the taste grosses me out), so I have to find creative ways to substitute for it. My fave substitute is mustard–it comes in so many different flavors that you can find a good mustard for almost any recipe that calls for mayo. [Note: Mustard is also a great substitute…

Fun & Healthy Snack: Polenta Chips

Polenta chips are great for snacking, and also work well as a garnish for any dish (I like to serve them with fish, makes for a nice play on textures). I like simple flavors with my polenta chips, just a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of salt (or you can leave out the oil…

Cinnamon Chocolate-Covered Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Okay, so I could probably use a more concise name for these cookies, but they are well worth the mouthful. A while back when I was making chocolate chip oatmeal raisin cookies I realized I had some leftover chocolate covered raisins; you wouldn’t think it’d be so different from using chocolate chips and raisins, but…

Special Holiday Recipe: Cranberry Apple Fennel Compote

Tart cranberries, sweet apples and fennel, spicy cinnamon and nutmeg–all of the flavors meld together for a delightful dish just in time for the holiday season. I use something new in this recipe: Meyer lemons, which are a sweeter version of the regular lemon. A little vinegar balances out the sweetness of the sugar, and…

Pantry Raid: Easy Vegan Chili

Lots of items have been on sale at Shoppers recently (more than .50 off, mostly canned goods), so my pantry is becoming quite overfull with canned corn, beans and and tomatoes. In order to remedy this situation, I decided to do a pantry raid that utilized the aforementioned items, and came up with a quick…

Broccoli & Cheese Galette

My friend EZRJ had lots of leftover cooked broccoli from Shabbat lunch and needed something to do with it. She was thinking about a crustless quiche but I suggested she do a galette, basically a flat piece of dough that you fill and then crimp the corners up and over the filling, leaving some of…

Crunchy Asian Slaw

Notice a theme here? Once I started on one Asian-inspired recipe, it kicked off a stream of consciousness where that was all I could think about because (1) I love Asian food, and (2) Asian-style cooking uses flavorful, healthy ingredients. This is a go-to recipe for me whenever I need to make a vegetable side…