Pasta with Sweet Marinara

When you’re tapped out from cooking the complicated dishes that come along with the holidays, this simple spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce does the trick. It has five ingredients, takes no time to prep, and fills your home with the savory-sweet smell of simmering tomatoes. Pair it with roasted vegetables (or, heck, microwaved peas &… Continue reading Pasta with Sweet Marinara


Giving thanks for food & sustainable eating

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know I did. Since I’m assuming we’re all going to be noshing on leftovers for a few days, instead of posting recipes I wanted to share Mark Bittman’s list of food-related things to be thankful for this year. As he says, we’ve come a long way in terms of… Continue reading Giving thanks for food & sustainable eating


Homemade Cranberry Sauce (with a kick)!

It’s such a weird feeling for me to not be cooking the meal this Thanksgiving, but in truth I couldn’t handle it this year. Between 10-hour workdays, a major move, a husband juggling two jobs, and the fact that my recipes and pots are NOT unpacked, I’m lucky I managed to unearth the simple ingredients… Continue reading Homemade Cranberry Sauce (with a kick)!

Recipes · Tips and Tricks

Two gnocchi recipes

It’s taking us a lot longer to get unpacked and settled into our new house than we expected, so I’m posting a collection of recipes from other bloggers I love as inspiration. Who doesn’t need to expand their recipe box anyway? Gnocchi is one of my most-loved Italian dishes (it’s pronounced NYO-kee), and these are… Continue reading Two gnocchi recipes


Are apps making cookbooks obsolete?

An interesting article in the New York Times about cookbooks vs. apps: For many cooks, the pleasure of Thanksgiving is in the planning. In early November, the recipe folders come out, along with dreams of learning to perfect a lattice pie crust, and the cookbooks covered with splatters and sticky notes that evoke holidays past.… Continue reading Are apps making cookbooks obsolete?


Chocolate Avocado Muffins

This is another re-post recipe, because my husband and I are MOVING into our new house today! This delicious-looking recipe comes to us courtesy of eatmedelicious.  Double Chocolate Avocado Muffins Adapted from Muffin Tin Mania Makes 12 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda… Continue reading Chocolate Avocado Muffins

CSA 2011 · Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Gratin & Maple-Cayenne Roasted Brussels Sprouts

OK. Not everyone likes Brussels Sprouts. I know this. But, I’m among the rare 5% of people who LOVES them … and luckily, so is my husband! Today, I’ve got two recipes for the little green guys: Maple-Cayenne Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and a rich Brussels Sprouts Gratin. Maple-Cayenne Roasted Brussels Sprouts Preheat oven to 400… Continue reading Brussels Sprouts Gratin & Maple-Cayenne Roasted Brussels Sprouts