Meatless Monday: Fresh Pea Soup

Meatless Monday: Fresh Pea Soup

Wow!  It’s been a while.  I am back in NYC after spending the summer at our house in the Berkshires.  Takeout is not an option up there and restaurants are a good drive away.  So, my kitchen was very busy — I cooked 3 to 

Black Bean & Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Guacamole

Black Bean & Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Guacamole

Here is a delicious and easy vegetarian meal!  Simply cook black beans with onion and some spices.  Mash the black beans and spread on tortillas.  Top with crumbled goat cheese.  So simple but surprisingly delicious. Top with a simple guacamole made with avocado, lime juice, 

Kid-Friendly Broccoli Pasta

Kid-Friendly Broccoli Pasta

Here is a super simple kid-friendly pasta dish (Charlotte approved!).  Boil broccoli along with the pasta and then toss with oil and cheese.  Super fast, very flavorful, and most important a meal that Charlotte, Tim, and I all enjoyed together! Leaving-Home Penne Rigate with Broccoli 

What kind of lettuce is that?  KALE!

What kind of lettuce is that? KALE!

Charlotte had kale twice this week!  Tim and I both love the leafy green so I was excited she took a liking to it as well.  The first introduction to kale was in a sausage and bean stew I like to make in the fall 

Pasta with Cilantro Pistachio Pesto

Pasta with Cilantro Pistachio Pesto

Looking for a delicious and easy vegetarian dinner?  Look no further than this amazing and hearty pasta.   A delicious pesto — made from cilantro and pistachio — pairs well with the roasted cauliflower and carrots tossed in with the pasta.  So much flavor!  The interesting 

Plenty: Caramelized Garlic Tart

Plenty: Caramelized Garlic Tart

Tim gave me the most beautiful and delicious looking cookbook for Christmas.  It’s called Plenty and is a vegetarian cookbook from renowned London chef Yotam Ottolenghi.  As I paged through the book for the first time, I literally wanted to make and eat every dish!  

Dinner Tonight: Done!  Broccoli & Three Cheese Lasagna

Dinner Tonight: Done! Broccoli & Three Cheese Lasagna

Last week I picked up Real Simple’s Dinner Tonight: Done! on a whim at the grocery store checkout.  I was hungry and the cover photo looked yummy!  When I got home, I couldn’t believe I had picked up yet another cookbook but this one has 

Healthy(ish) Mac N Cheese

Healthy(ish) Mac N Cheese

After this unexpectedly snowy and cold weekend, I was in the mood for some comfort food!  I contemplated making the Barefoot Contessa’s Macaroni & Cheese which is absolutely delicious.  But I didn’t want such a rich and heavy dish.  I searched for some lighter mac 

End of Summer Meatless Monday: Ratatouille

End of Summer Meatless Monday: Ratatouille

Here is a delicious way to use end of summer produce: ratatouille!  In addition to being a super cute Pixar movie, ratatouille is a stewed vegetable dish with eggplant, zucchini, red pepper, tomatoes, garlic, and onions.  When I was a vegetarian, my mom would make 

Toddler Super Food: Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

Toddler Super Food: Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn

Trying to ignore the loud rain hammering the house and the tornado warnings for the county south of us to write this blog post! As we prepped for Hurricane Irene and the prospect of losing power, I decided to make Charlotte some food that might