Lentil & Sausage Soup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This soup is a mishmash of a couple of different things. It started out as a vegetarian recipe for lentil and tomato soup taken from Food + Wine’s Best of the Best cookbook. After making it the regular way a few times, I tried adding fennel seeds to shake […]

Rainbow “Buddha Bowls”

This recipe was the result of a failed grocery store excursion. In anticipation of upcoming holiday feasting, I wanted to make something healthy, and this lovely “Buddha bowl” from Minimalist Baker caught my eye. You already know I’m a fan of roasted vegetables, but I usually just mix them all together. I was intrigued by […]

Curried Winter Squash Soup

butternut squash soup

I love making soup at home, but I rarely buy it or order it at a restaurant. Most of the time I find the canned or boxed stuff is too salty for my taste and the ingredients sometimes end up with a weird texture. Why not order it at a restaurant? With a few exceptions (really […]

Paul’s Chicken & Rice

Brown rice + chicken thigh + broccoli + edamame

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This recipe comes to the blog courtesy of Paul. You may remember that chicken and rice is one of Paul’s favorite food combinations, so when we were trying to come up with a healthy lunch that fit within his nutritional goals it was a natural choice. Paul […]

Chicken and Potato Curry

chicken crry with rice

This recipe is based on one for butter chicken (unfortunately the page was down the last time I checked, so the link may not work) that I’ve adapted slightly. The original is delicious, but this version came about on a Tuesday night before our Wednesday CSA delivery when I still needed to use up a handful […]

Fall Slaw

This slaw makes use of fall favorites like cabbage, apples and pumpkin seeds.

I love making big batches of salads to eat all week, and a cabbage slaw is perfect because it stands up to dressing and stays crisp for days. This Fall Slaw recipe is inspired by the cabbage, apple and walnut salad from Smitten Kitchen. I made some modifications based on what I had on hand, […]

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

mediterranean chickpea salad

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This recipe started as a mashup of a niçoise salad and a chickpea salad from Solo Suppers. I didn’t have all the ingredients for either recipe, so I compromised by using elements of both. I incorporated the tuna recommended from the chickpea salad for some additional protein, […]

Red Lentil Curry

This vegetarian dish is warm and flavorful, no meat required.

One of the most unique wedding gifts that Paul and I received was a custom box of spices from his coworkers. (Thanks Kate and Ted!) The box came from Penzey’s Spices and was filled with glass bottles of thyme, smoked paprika, vanilla extract and other spices with cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and whole nutmeg nestled […]

Mustardy Four-Bean Salad

This summery salad combines kidney, pinto, black and green beans with a mustardy vinaigrette.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Here’s another salad that’s perfect for summer. It works as a refreshing side dish or a main course, and while it’s completely delicious on its own with just vegetables and beans, you can also upgrade it to a grain salad. I made this salad to eat for […]

Summer Succotash

Season to taste with the basil, salt and pepper.

I love recipes that really seem to celebrate a particular season. Spring is the perfect time for light fish dishes and lemony asparagus risotto. Fall is made for soup and pumpkin-flavored everything. Winter calls for stews and roasted vegetables. And then there’s summer, overflowing with strawberries, tomatoes, peaches, sweet corn, fresh herbs, melon, squash, cucumbers, […]