Isa Does It

I got this cookbook for Christmas and I’ve been cooking from it exclusively from the last two weeks. This is my favorite of Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s cookbooks (and I have many) because the recipes are designed to not make too much time. And I have very little time to cook. Here’s a summary of what [...]

Basil Lemonade Scones

This recipe was a big hit at the food swap last weekend. Someone commented that these scones taste like sunshine. I like that. I based them on the orange scone recipe I’ve posted before (from Vegan With a Vengeance.) Basil Lemonade Scones Ingredients: 1 1/4 C soy milk 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar 3 C [...]

Vegan No-Bake Cookies

Gather ’round hippies, this summer has seen the renaissance of my favorite no-bake cookie recipe. There’s no refined sugar, no gluten, and even better, they’re delicious and take about 10 minutes to make. I used to make these for my book club when I first moved to Minneapolis. Today, I made them at the special [...]

Strawberry Mango Pie

Sometimes, I just have to make a pie. It’s like the pie invades my brain and I can’t stop thinking about it until I’ve made it. I really like making the crust — getting the whole kitchen covered in flour, using the pastry cutter, my little cup of ice water. It reminds me of being [...]

Glazed Orange Scones

I’m going to keep this post short because I’m watching a sleeping baby this afternoon and she could wake up at any moment. I’ve been wanting to share this orange scone recipe for a long time. I’ve been making it for years, and I continue to love it and crave it. In fact, I whipped [...]

Roasted Parsnip Spread

We are well over a month into the first year of the CSA, and let it be known that, so far, I’m winning. Yes, vegetable eating has become a competitive sport around here. It’s more me vs. the crisper drawers than me vs. Sara (she’s more of a hapless bystander). So far, I’ve eaten my [...]

CSA Week 2: Green Curry

One of my very best friends just moved back to Minnesota from California. And, since I haven’t started Summer classes, I actually had a little time to spend with him, so I invited him over for dinner and whipped up some green curry. Our beer pairing was Bell’s Oberon Ale, and we followed the whole [...]

CSA Week 1: Lemony Lentil Salad With Spring Vegetables

Our first CSA box came from Harmony Valley last week, and it was everything I dreamed of. It was all I could do to not sprint the 3 blocks to our pickup location (I definitely would have had Sara not been walking with me). Upon returning home with our bounty, I immediately put some asparagus [...]

Weekly Food: Black Bean Chilaquiles and White Bean & Swiss Chard Soup

Last week was all about beans. I usually try to think of two very different dishes each week so that we have some variety for our taste buds. Sometimes this works better than others. Sometimes (like last week), I manage to get very different flavors with similar ingredients. I probably wouldn’t do a bean-bean pairing [...]

Weekly Food: Mock Duck Stew and Snobby Joes

We are eating Sara’s favorite meal this week — mock duck stew! For those of you who don’t live in an area abounding with mock duck (aka Minneapolis), basically it’s some flavored wheat gluten, so you could probably make this with seitan. Recipe 1: Mock Duck Stew Mock Duck Stew (serve over egg noodles) 3 [...]