Pan-Fried Falafel

falafel

Falafel is one of my favorite things to get whenever we go to Aladdin’s or another Mediterranean restaurant. It’s fried and crispy but not too heavy, and full of flavor. The good news is, it’s also cheap and easy to make at home. With some dried chickpeas, a few spices and some pantry staples, you […]

Kiwi Oatmeal

I have gone most of my adult life thus far thinking that I did not like kiwi. I don’t know if I had a bad experience as a kid or what, but for many years I avoided kiwi at all costs. However, in the spirit of trying new things (or re-trying old ones), when I […]

No-Knead Wheat Bread

My friend Doug shared this artisan bread recipe with me a few months ago, and told me how easy and completely foolproof it is. I tried it out, and it really is simple. The original makes a ton of bread though (more than I have space for in my freezer), so I made some adjustments […]

Spicy Hummus-Roasted Cauliflower

This recipe builds on a trick I learned from a former housemate: Toss vegetables in a coating of hummus before roasting them as a quick and easy seasoning. It’s fast, simple, and easy to adapt to your tastes or the rest of your meal. The vegetables get caramelized and tender, while the hummus takes on a […]

Grapefruit Chia Jam

Here’s a variation on my standard chia jam recipe, using a big beautiful grapefruit! I wanted to punch up the flavor a little in this batch, so I added about a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger. I liked the result, but feel free to omit it. And fair warning, this grapefruit jam is a bit thinner than […]

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

This recipe came about one morning when we were running low on groceries and there was no fresh fruit in the house. Normally I’d be fine just throwing a handful of raisins into my oatmeal and calling it good, but I was looking for something a little more substantial and spotted a couple of carrots sitting […]

Thermos Oatmeal

thermos oatmeal

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  “Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?” “People are idiots, Leslie.” –Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson, Parks & Rec I love breakfast. I love the food (pancakes? coffee? eggs?) and I also cannot function without a solid meal to start the day. That’s why shortcuts like this […]

Mustard-Roasted Turnips

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables. Quality time spent with some high heat in the oven transforms bitter, bland or even wilted vegetables into tender, slightly sweet and caramelized versions of themselves. In the case of turnips, the peppery roots become milder, soft and even a little crisp during roasting. The mustard […]

Kumquat & Ginger Oatmeal

kumquat ginger oatmeal

This is the first follow-up recipe from a New Food Friday–see the previous post for a quick overview on kumquats including where to get them, how to store them and some other ideas for using them. Almost as soon as I tasted my first kumquat I started thinking about ways I could use this sweet […]

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 […]