I would never go so far as to say that an all-vegetable dish could actually fool a meat-lover, but there are some that I believe would wholly satisfy the most ardent of carnivores, and this is one of the few and far between. After searching high and low online, I finally just turned to a favorite Bolognese recipe that I first came across in the Epicurious bookazine Italy, which I reference regularly, and made educated adaptations. Including opting out of […]
Here’s something I learned this past December: in Victorian England, the end of Christmas celebrations actually fell on January 5th, or Twelfth Night, aka the last evening of the Christmas season. The celebration included a very specific cake, called everything from Twelfth Night Cake to Plum Cake. I would love to say that I picked up this bit of info due to a revisiting of Whistler’s works, a favorite artist who worked during the Victorian Era. Alas, the info was […]
If meatballs with tomato sauce aren’t a fun weeknight dinner, I don’t know what is. Thanks to fresh herbs and garlic, these turkey meatballs would be delicious as a stand-along anchor of a well rounded meal, accompanied by greens and potatoes – actually a more authentically Italian take than the Americanized version featuring tomato sauce. I’ll take one of each! These are light, quick to make and great for a crowd.
Categories: Dinner, Pastas, Proteins, Recipes • Tags: Basil, Dinner Solution, Fresh Herbs, Healthy Meatballs, Healthy Turkey Meatballs, Make Ahead, Make-Ahead Dinner, Oregano, Quick Dinner, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Tomato Sauce, Turkey Meatballs, Weeknight Dinner, Weeknight Dinner Solution
Here’s a reliable skillet cornbread recipe makeover. It has olive oil instead of shortening, which gives a richness of flavor in addition to moisture. Use this for stuffing, or just eat it right out of the pan once adequately cooled!
Categories: Baked, Muffins & Quickbreads, Recipes • Tags: Cornbread, Healthy Cornbread Recipe, Healthy Holiday Baking, Healthy Makeover, Healthy Recipe, Healthy Skillet Cornbread, Holiday Baking, Recipe Makeover, Skillet Cornbread
On a crisp day this chili is just what the doctor ordered, in so many ways. It’s a great make ahead and pre-portioned servings freeze beautifully. This chili is meatless and can be a welcome respite from heavy cold-weather dishes, yet is still very satisfying.
Categories: Dinner, Lunch, Proteins, Soups • Tags: Black Bean Chili, Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili, Butternut Squash Chili, Chili, Healthy Chili, Healthy Chili Recipe, Healthy Dinner, Healthy Recipe, Leftovers, Make Ahead, Meatless Chili, Recipe, Vegetarian Chili
The ongoing quest for healthy but yummy pancakes saw a major milestone with this recipe! These pancakes are are long on protein, via Greek yogurt, plus loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals via butternut squash, all of which makes them very satiating and no-crash. That’s all very nice, but were’e talking about pancakes here, and they also have to be delicious. Check. The delicious flavor starts with the butternut squash. Last year around this time I found a pumpkin pie recipe […]
Categories: Breakfasts, Recipes • Tags: Brunch, Butternut Squash Pancakes, Easy Brunch, Fangating, Healthy Pancake Recipe, Healthy Pancakes, Holiday Cooking, Hungry Fan, Pancakes, Protein Pancakes, Pumpkin, Seasonal Recipe
I love making ravioli. Love it. Namely because, it’s methodic and yields a beautiful result (and is therefore to me, relaxing), it involves time-proven techniques, and, I’ll be honest, it’s gratifying when you set down a restaurant-quality dish, both visually and gastronomically, that you’ve just cranked out yourself. The last part might be the most secretly satisfying because there is a huge secret. It’s really pretty easy to make. Since I love it so, I am hereby starting a small […]
Since visiting Munich and several small towns in Austria this summer, and being inspired by the phenomenal muesli breakfasts there, I have been on a quest to recreate this Central European staple. A cross between yogurt with granola and oatmeal, for me this muesli has the kind of magic that makes you look forward to tomorrow’s breakfast when you’re getting ready for bed. I cannot wait to one day return My Muesli in Munich, a store dedicated to the endless possibilities […]
Since first spying our new home back in June, we agreed that a kitchen ‘facelift’ is in order, and set to locking the project in immediately. As always when anticipating something I’m excited about, it feels like it’s eons away – when we met with a stone supplier for an updated countertop in early August, it felt like the start date of our project would never come. Now, it’s a week away! So in a panic I am baking and […]