Bean and Oats Burgers

veggie burgers

The New York Times' food section last week ran a story on the rising popularity (and quality) of veggie burgers in local restaurants and the half-page picture of a sesame seed bun cradling a patty, tomatoes, and lots of lettuce really got my juices flowing. But the article didn't offer any recipes, … [Read more...]

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...]