Garlicky Kale and Noodle Soup

kale noodle soup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  I came up with this recipe after coming down with a cold. I needed something hot and warming, but it had to be something I could make quickly and with minimal effort. This soup fit the bill perfectly. In fact, I ate it four times the week […]

Spinach, Tomato and White Bean Sauté with Beer Bread Croutons

spinach tomato white bean saute with beer bread croutons

Earlier this year, my husband and I celebrated our one-year anniversary with a long weekend trip to Pittsburgh. While there, we had a celebratory dinner at Eleven. I ordered lamb chops, which were plated along with assorted vegetables and something the menu listed as “parsnip croutons.” I expected this to be something like deep-fried parsnip […]

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, […]

Grits and Sautéed Green Tomatoes

The granary has nicknamed its yellow grits "Dixie Ice Cream"--I'm guessing it has something to do with the creamy texture.

I spent some time this summer at my aunt’s house (see Better Than S’Mores for another post from that trip), and one afternoon she took us to the Nora Mill Granary in nearby Helen, Georgia. The granary is a historic (and still operating!) grist mill on the Chattahoochee River. You can buy all sorts of […]

Roasted Vegetables & Grain

This is one of the first dishes I started experimenting with when I became interested in VB6. Roasting is one of the easiest (and tastiest!) ways to prepare vegetables. Toss them with some interesting seasonings and a whole grain, and you’ve got a tasty vegan lunch or dinner. I always include onions and garlic when […]