Broccoli and Cheese Risotto

When I was a little girl my mom used to make our family a simple chicken and rice dish with canned soup and cheese.  All the ingredients would go into a pan in the oven and cook up like a casserole.  My mom isn’t much of a cook, but this dish was always a winner. Inspired by this comfort food from my childhood, I created a broccoli and cheese risotto.  Chicken is great with this risotto, but so is a perfectly poached egg.  It’s a very simple... Read More

Salt and Lime

No, sadly, we’re not talking about tequila shots or making margaritas in this post.  Instead, we’re going talk about a few lesser known applications for salt and lime. Recently I found myself with a bumper crop of radishes. Realistically, there are only so many things you can do with radishes and after awhile I was dreading ANOTHER run of the mill salad . I had friends visiting from San Francisco and I really wanted to make them something... Read More

Vegan Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

Let’s talk about things that come in packages. Besides the big things that come in small ones, they sketch me out.  I really feel as though I only have maximum control over what goes into my dish by using ingredients in their whole form.  But sometimes after you’ve worked a full day, gone to the gym, and arrive home at 8:30 pm so hungry you have considered eating your silverware, you have to compromise your principles a little bit. Let’s be... Read More

My Affair With the Farmer’s Market

#gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ I have a confession.  I’m in love with the farmer’s... Read More