Brown Butter Lemon Asparagus Polenta

lemon asparagus polenta

I don’t know about you, but I feel like we’ve skipped over spring completely. One minute it’s 40 degrees out and raining, the next it’s 80 and thunderstorming. What? The unseasonably warm weather put a stop to some of my winter soups and stews, but hasn’t kept me from cooking up plenty of spring produce–artichokes, parsnips, leafy […]

Risotto Cakes & Stuffed Mini Peppers

Risotto cakes are an easy way to revitalize your leftovers.

Yesterday I posted this recipe for Asparagus and Lemon Risotto, a recipe from My Italian Kitchen by MasterChef winner Luca Manfé. That recipe made enough risotto for about 4 people, which means Paul and I were left with about 2 cups of leftovers. Rather than reheat it and eat sub-par leftover risotto, I came up […]

Asparagus and Lemon Risotto

This asparagus and lemon risotto is rich and creamy but with a bright lemon flavor.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  If you were reading the blog last summer, you probably know I’m a big fan of MasterChef, Fox’s cooking competition show for amateur home cooks. (The new season starts Monday at 8 pm EST–check it out!) Well, the cookbook from Luca Manfé, the Season 4 winner, just […]

Vegan Paella

I didn't have a paella pan, so I used my stainless steel Cuisinart skillet.

I found this gem while browsing for vegan recipes on Pinterest last week. The original comes from Hannah Kaminsky at BitterSweet. Check out her post for the story behind the paella and some seriously mouth-watering photos. I made a few adaptations to the recipe but more or less stuck to the original, so this is […]