Oodles of Zoodles

I bought myself a new kitchen tool, a mandolin, and put it to use right away with our newest squash use – Zoodles! Zucchini noodles, or “Zoodles,” aren’t a new thing, and they’re certainly not difficult.  All you do is slice zucchini on your thinnest julienne setting on a mandolin.  Some recipes recommend using them … Continue reading

Faked-Up Bi Bim Bap

Hi! Remember me? I used to blog here sometimes. And then I started my PhD and got hired back as a professor and my daughter turned 3 (hello!) and a bunch of other crazy stuff happened and I stopped writing about food. I still cook food, a lot. I still get my CSA and come … Continue reading

Golden Beet Soft Pretzels

Settle in, folks.  We’re about to make internet history! Story #1: A few months ago, our grocery store had these pretzel rolls.  They were delicious.  Simple and chewy and amazing for meatball subs.  We ate them for two weeks straight, then they disappeared from the store never to be seen again.  We lamented their loss … Continue reading

What’s for Dinner: Monday

I’ve decided to try out a new type of post. Much of what I cook on a weekly basis is a repeat or adaptation of recipes I’ve already blogged, or sometimes a new recipe that I haven’t perfected yet. I realized that while that might not be interesting from a “I want to make this … Continue reading

Curried Coconut Lentils

Hooray for Pinterest! I have found some fantastic food blogs via other pinners. This one comes from Pinch of Yum and includes a few changes based on what I had in the fridge that week from the CSA – but it is mostly intact. This is a delicious dish – use the full amount of Tom … Continue reading

Pan Roasted Salmon with Vegetables

I’m vague-ing it up a bit on the title because this dish is a work in progress. I started with this recipe. And can I tell you how sad I am that the print version of Everyday Food is going away? It’s become one of my very favorite food mags. Sniff. Anyway, the November issue … Continue reading

The Great Tamale Caper

Prior to moving to Texas 10 years ago, I had never even tasted a tamale, much less developed an appreciate for how sublime a good tamale really is.  And prior to getting the idea to make my own tamales, I had not developed an appreciation for how much work goes into producing these tiny little … Continue reading