Articles posted in ‘Inventive’

Calabaza and Butternut Squash Soup

Monday, January 3, 2011

I’m extremely proud to serve up this soup as the first recipe of 2011. It’s actually a soup that I made for Thanksgiving, when I decided to work with Calabaza pumpkin for the first time. Being unfamiliar with this pumpkin, though it is not so far off from sugar pumpkins, I didn’t expect to get [...]

Kids Sushi Rolls

Thursday, July 22, 2010

For every picnic, every class trip, every water park day, and every opportunity for packed lunch, I asked my mom for sushi. Little did I know then that the “sushi” my mom made for me is not what most would call sushi. When we think of sushi and maki rolls, we usually think of the [...]

Broccoli Stem and Cherry Salad

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I know lots of you are throwing out the broccoli stems, just eating the pretty little florets. I also know that you’re not wasting it intentionally, you just don’t see recipes for broccoli stems that often. Who knows what to do with them? Well, let this be a start to new things. Broccoli stems are [...]

More Pumpkin Lasagna Please!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

When I first made pumpkin lasagna last year, I was afraid it wouldn’t work out so I made a small portion in an 8×8 dish. It turned out to be one of my favorite fall recipes, one that I am always bragging about to…well Lon and Ice (my dog). I’m just so proud of it. [...]

Bacon and Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Having already established that squash blossoms don’t have much of a taste and are only useful for their look, here’s my recipe for squash blossoms. It’s actually a take on a bacon ricotta mixture Lon threw together for lunch a couple of weekends ago. As usual, he didn’t write it down, so I made a [...]

Mizuna, Tomato, and Avocado Salad with Pomegranate Lime Dressing

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mizuna is new to me, a green I found at the farmer’s market, with a little sign that said something like, great in salad. It’s slightly peppery but less so than arugula, which I love but Lon doesn’t, so I thought it would be a nice compromise.  Even though I removed the thick stems and [...]

May Crostini

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I was walking around the farmer’s market just sipping in the glory of spring. I love when the market is full of great produce. It’s like a different world compared to the winter months when all I see is apples. I wanted to highlight the bounty of May so I picked up some sunchokes, some [...]

Strawberry and Feta Salad

Monday, April 20, 2009

Have you had fresh strawberries with feta cheese before? If not, you’re missing out on a great combination. Try throwing together this simple salad, some mixed greens, fresh sliced strawberries, crumbled feta, and drizzle with an aged balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Don’t forget to season with kosher salt and freshly ground black [...]

Left-over Pockets

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I have a shopping day planned with the girls (and cousin Phil) at Woodbury Commons and I wanted to pack a little treat for my friends. We have a long car ride ahead of us and then we’ll need lots of energy to power shop! I thought something like an empanada would be nice. It [...]

Dramatic Brussels Sprouts

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I was preparing a somewhat last minute lunch for our friend Marcos and I needed a vegetable side dish. I stared at the brussels sprouts for some time, not knowing what to do with them. I looked around at the stuff in my kitchen, glancing past the pile of stuff that is always strewn across [...]

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