Quinoa Lentil Salad

Quinoa Lentil Salad

It was a busy Fourth of July weekend this year, but it was also a fun one. Desi and I took a day trip to one of our favorite places here in the Washington area, Harper's Ferry, a national park on the West Virginia border. Harper's Ferry is just an hour's drive from Washington but perhaps the fact … [Read more...]

Curried Lentil Hand Pies

Curried Lentil Hand Pie

These Curried Lentil Hand Pies, with their crispy, crackling, golden crust and creamy, meaty, spicy lentil filling, are all about healthy comfort. And if you thought that term was an oxymoron, well, you'd better think again.You know I'm always looking for easy recipes I can make on a weeknight … [Read more...]

Black Bean and Black Rice Veggie Burger

Black Bean Black Rice Veggie Burger

It's almost Memorial Day guys, and I don't know what you have planned for your cookout, but I have the perfect burger to slap on the grill and then sink my teeth into. My Black Bean and Black Rice Burger, aka Black Burger.Memorial Day is always a dramatic day around here in the nation's capital. … [Read more...]

Thai Noodles in a Spicy Peanut Sauce

Thai Noodles

So can you stomach meat produced in a lab? Humane meat, meat that did not come at the cost of an animal's life, meatless meat that tastes like meat but just isn't?If you've been alive in this century, you know that there are efforts afoot to produce meat from lab-cultured stem cells. And … [Read more...]

Sundried Tomato Quiche

Sundried Tomato Quiche

The perennial herbs have sprung back to life in my backyard, and I am having a lot of fun cooking with them.One of the best parts of spring and summer is being able to pick handfuls of herbs from the vegetable garden. Every year, the thyme, sage, mint, chives and garlic greens resurface, sunny … [Read more...]

Pasta Gratin with a Cauliflower Chickpea Sauce

Pasta Gratin with Cauliflower Chickpea Sauce

I think I am in love. Truly, madly, deeply in love. Or at least as much in love as one can be with a pasta.I had been wanting to make a cauliflower sauce for my pasta -- isn't it all the rage? -- but I'll admit that as much as I love cauliflower, I am not a fan of the boiled-cauliflower smell. … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Skins with Indian Spices

Sweet Potato Skins

These Sweet Potato Skins have a delicious Indian twist to them. They have in them a touch of garam masala, the warmth of ginger and garlic, and a luscious drizzle of cinnamon cashew cream that goes on at the very end. Perfect, if you've been looking for a side-dish to serve up this Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Caramelized Onion Tart with Olives

Caramelized Onion Tart

Holy Cow! is four -- a grand old lady in Internet years-- and to celebrate I have for you a savory, elegant treat: this golden Caramelized Onion Tart.But first I want to say a big thank you to all of you-- my wonderful, intelligent, passionate readers -- who have stuck with Holy Cow! through … [Read more...]