Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

black bean and sweet potato stew

You know how they say necessity is the mother of invention? Something like that is responsible for this black bean and sweet potato stew. I had a really specific idea of what I wanted this dish to be–warm, spicy with a touch of sweetness, comforting, hearty. I wanted the beans to be cooked down and […]

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

This fall salad incorporates roasted root vegetables, squash seeds, brown rice, spinach and a balsamic reduction. Feel free to mix and match with what's on hand!

I’m not sure where the inspiration for this salad came from, because until I made it I was pretty sure I didn’t like beets. I’ve tried the pickled kind at salad bars several times over the years, but just can’t not think about how much they taste like dirt. I’m happy to report that the […]

Foolproof Gnocchi

Sweet potato gnocchi with a sage butter sauce.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This recipe for foolproof gnocchi is based on one from My Italian Kitchen by Luca Manfé. (See one of Luca’s risotto recipes here.) The original is Spinach Gnocchi with Smoked Ricotta, which sounds delicious, but I’ve never made it! I have, however, used Luca’s gnocchi method on […]

Vegetarian Peanut Curry

This vegetarian curry is an easy way to get your Thai fix.

Paul’s out of town this weekend, so that means I get to eat whatever I want! I’ll try not to be too jubilant. Really, he eats almost everything I put in front of him, few questions asked. But there are a couple of foods he just doesn’t care for, so I avoid cooking them when […]

Sweet Potato Gnocchi & Sage Browned Butter Sauce

Sweet potato gnocchi with browned butter and sage.

The posts have been few and far between, but with good reason: Paul and I recently moved! We’ve got our first “grown-up” place: a two-bedroom condo in West Chester (a suburb of Cincinnati). I’m in love with the hardwood floors, and the kitchen, though small, is serving my needs just fine (but I will always […]

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries & Honey Mustard

I’ve had a pretty great week. In the past seven days I’ve been at home with my family, started new classes, delivered a killer presentation, met and taught a group of awesome students, and landed two internship gigs. More on all that in the next couple of weeks. There is absolutely no connection between sweet […]