Weekly Food: Lemon Lentil Spinach Soup and Wild Rice Salad

I don’t come from a touchy-feely sort of family, but last week I felt compelled (in the midst of peeling butternut squash and juicing lemons) to call my mother to thank her for cooking healthy meals for us while I was growing up. The impetus: An MPR story on childhood obesity. I realize now what [...]

Weekly Food: Barley, Mushroom, & Asparagus Salad and Mole Skillet Pie

Yikes! How did I get behind on blogging over spring break? I blame it partially on homework and midterms due over this alleged break, partially on my job, partially on a plethora of Aries birthdays, and more substantially on my recent discovery of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Rest assured, we did eat last week in [...]

Weekly Food: Falafel and Pho

The much-anticipated festivities for Sara’s birthday begin this week. It’s a pretty big deal, so we chose two dishes that don’t take a lot of time to make. Up first: falafel Falafel is one thing I refuse to make from a box/mix, because it’s so easy and tastes so much better homemade. I’ve been trying [...]

Weekly Food: Samosa Filling and Mango Ginger Tofu Sandwiches

This week we’re eating two recipes from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s Vegan With A Vengeance, plus some extras. Meal number one is my all-time favorite food ever: samosa filling. The recipe is actually for samosas, but after making them a couple of times I figured why bother with cutting out dough when I can just skip [...]

Weekly Food: Greens & Quinoa Pie and Yakisoba

This is probably obvious by now, but I don’t eat meat. My wife eats meat, but not at home because I don’t cook it and she won’t cook it (it’s a level of cutting-board consciousness that I don’t think either of us is up for). People often inquire about how we get along, but as [...]

Weekly Food: Charmoula Tempeh and Sweet Potato Burritos

Just a quick hit because I forgot to post last week’s menu. Our two dishes were Charmoula Tempeh with Vegetable Couscous from Peter Berley’s Fresh Food Fast and Sweet Potato Burritos from allrecipes. The tempeh has been a favorite of mine for several years now. In fact, it was the meal I cooked for Sara [...]

Pan-fried, balsamic-glazed gnocchi and an introduction

It seems appropriate that my first post here should include an introduction. I’ll keep it short though and get to the food. For now, suffice it to say that when your wife is a webmaster, offhandedly saying things like “you know, I’ve been thinking about starting a blog,” mean that your Valentine’s day gift may [...]