Spinach Leek Egg Pie with Potato Parmesan Crust

I wanted to call this recipe a frittata instead of an egg pie because egg pie just sounds weird, but wikipedia tells me that a frittata is cooked in a frying pan, and this is not, so I had no other choice. If you have a better word for it, please, please let me know. [...]

Tofu Tacos with Citrus Slaw and Chipotle Sour Cream

It’s spring in Minnesota! And we do appreciate our springs. This year spring is especially joyful for me because I’m finishing my Master’s degree in May. The end is so so close! I have a long list of things I plan to do with all the time I’ll not be spending doing homework. One of [...]

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 2: Stinging Nettles

I am very seldom daunted by food. That said, when Sara picked me up from my volunteer gig a couple weeks ago complaining that her hand hurt from handling the nettles in our CSA box, I was concerned. She was ready to chuck the whole bunch, but I couldn’t let them go. I got out [...]

CSA Week 1: Kale and Sunchoke Frittata

One great thing about our CSA is that they send a newsletter every week that includes recipes. Being new at this, I appreciate having something to help me start thinking about how to use everything (not that I ever stop thinking about food. To diverge, here’s a typical Megan/Sara conversation: M-”why do you have that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]