Harissa Avocado Toast

This recipe uses Friday’s New Food, harissa–a spicy paste made of chile peppers, garlic and olive oil. The avocado toast is inspired by a similar recipe shared on Vegetarian and Cooking. If you’ve never tried harissa, this is a great introduction! Print Harissa Avocado Toast Yield: 1 serving Calories per serving: 475 Fat per serving: […]

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 […]

Pomegranate Parfait (+How to Break Down a Pomegranate)

pomegranate

I thought I’d share a slightly lighter recipe this week in advance of Thanksgiving. Read on for a fast yogurt parfait that would be at home on a holiday breakfast or brunch table, plus a method for how to get the good stuff out of a pomegranate: The first time I ever heard of a […]

Easiest Stovetop Oatmeal (+Peanut Butter-Banana Oatmeal)

banana peanut butter oatmeal

If you cook oatmeal on the stove regularly, I’m sure you’re familiar with the standard instructions: Boil water or milk, add oats, and cook and stir until they reach the consistency you like. Then immediately throw your pot in the sink and fill it with water to loosen the crusty bits that are liable to […]

North African Eggs

This recipe is a twist on eggs poached in tomato sauce.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This recipe comes from Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking, an excellent cookbook I received from my mother in law for Christmas last year. I love this cookbook because although Gordon Ramsay is famous for shouting at people on TV, he knows his stuff. The recipes are straightforward and […]

Microwave Apple Crisp for One

This apple crisp cooks up quickly in the microwave and makes a fast snack, breakfast or dessert.

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You reach into your fruit bowl or your crisper drawer for a bright shiny apple, wash it and take a bite, looking forward to sweet juice and refreshing crispness…only to find your apple is underripe, overripe, mealy or otherwise less than ideal. Well, despair not. Just because you don’t […]

Peach-Blueberry Overnight Oats

Peach-blueberry overnight oats--making the best of summer fruits!

Oatmeal is one of my favorite foods, and I eat it for breakfast almost every day. In my breakfast rotation, there are two seasons of oatmeal: hot and cold. Right now, in the heat of July, I’m all about enjoying oats cold. That might mean mixing up big batch of meusli to eat all week, […]

The "Eggy Wrap"

An "eggy wrap" is the perfect any time meal. Fast, cheap and easy!

Here’s something I’ve wanted to share for a while–the “eggy wrap,” so named by Paul. This is a super simple recipe (really, it’s hardly a recipe) but we make and eat it all the time. It works equally well as a hearty breakfast, a filling lunch or a fast dinner and is infinitely adjustable with […]