Irish Cream Cupcakes

Irish Cream Cupcakes

I know, I know, I am a day late for St. Patrick's Day, but honestly do you need an occasion to eat cupcakes? Especially cupcakes infused with booze? I was up baking these late last night, which might explain the off-kilter frosting, but they taste so good that I'm sure you'll forgive me. As you … [Read more...]

Fennel Mania: Fennel-Crusted Potatoes And Orecchiette With Fennel Pesto

Fennel is one of those herbs that has always been used in my kitchen on a fairly regular basis. I toss the seeds into spice mixes or masalas where it helps build gorgeous flavor for curries, although it also loses its individual flair. But I was a stranger to the delicious fennel bulb with its … [Read more...]

Easy Wholegrain Pasta With Spinach Pesto

This is one of those pasta dishes I throw together when I want something gorgeous and tasty and healthy, all in under 30 minutes. Gee, did I just make a Rachel Ray sound byte there? Oh well... you get the idea. This dish has a ton of healthy flavors packed into it: spinach, nuts (I used cashews, … [Read more...]

Fat-free Black Bean Burgers

Black bean veggie burger

I haven’t had a chance to talk to you about Freddie or Lucy recently, and I wanted to post an update for those among you who have been wondering what’s up.Lucy’s doing pretty great. She’s almost through her chemotherapy now, and will then go on a maintenance dose. Our experience, overall, has been … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Quiche

Sweet Potato Quiche with Caramelized Onions

Spring is time to go yard-saleing. It's one of the reasons I most look forward to this time of year. Much as I hate going to shops, I admit there's a gorgeously vicarious joy in going into other people's homes and rummaging through their stuff -- even if it's stuff they've decided they don't want … [Read more...]

Spicy Fava Bean And Eggplant Stew

Fava Bean Stew

As the weather cools down, I get a craving for those chunky, hunky, red-blooded stews that get all my juices flowing. My Fava Bean and Eggplant Stew is a perfect blend of deliciousness and nutrition and it is full-bodied enough to satisfy any appetite, especially when paired off with a bowl of … [Read more...]

Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

It takes just about an hour to make this Irish soda bread from start to finish, but that's not the best thing about it. The reason I love this bread so much is because it is beautifully textured and light and intensely flavorful. I pack more flavor and health into my soda bread by making it with … [Read more...]