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On-the-Go Frittata

How long do you have to get out the door in the morning? Twenty-five minutes like me? If so, you certainly don’t have time to make a healthy, balanced breakfast. Shotgunning cereal is not an option, loaded with sugar and refined grains and chemicals (BHA and BHT?! Artificial coloring and flavor? Not appetizing.) and it’s […]

Adventures in Bread Baking, part 1

You may recall a few months ago I said I was going to bake some whole-grain bread soon. Well, I finally did it! And I’ll say, it wasn’t bad for my first attempt. I mean, I’ve made whole-wheat pizza dough before, and baked a few loaves in my lifetime (it’s been quite a while though). […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Aioli

It is not too often I dance around my kitchen in reaction to something I put in my mouth (nevermind all the times I dance around in there for no reason.) This made me do it. I know what you are thinking: “Brussels sprouts? The poster-child food of disgustingness is making you do twirls in […]

Farrisotto with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

What is more autumnal than winter squash and cranberries and some nutty, al dente farro? Not much. I’ve been leaning heavily on these squash-y, grain-y combos lately. They feel so comforting now that the evenings are chilly, and the savory textures are a world away from the crisp sweetness of summer. The first time I […]

Crock-Pot Beans

I have always been lazy when it comes to cooking dried beans. I buy them at the store, thinking “oh, just think about how much money I’ll save!” and feeling all holier-than-thou. But then reality sets in (of course, not til after I’m home with 4 lbs of beans): The soaking, the rinsing, the babysitting…so […]

Mexican Lasagna

Or you could call this an enchilada casserole. I thought maybe this would be faster to make than regular rolled enchiladas. Well, I’ll be honest: It’s not. This was an all-day (and all-dishes) affair. It’s easy enough to make enchiladas using a jar of sauce and a package of tortillas from the store but you […]

Apple Slaw

So I used to think I didn’t like cole slaw. You know, that little tub of mostly white stuff, coated in mayo, that tends to come in a styrofoam cup? Watery, limp cabbage and carrots and very little flavor to speak of. I’ll pass. Well, turns out I love cabbage.┬áIt’s versatile and neutral and crunchy. […]

Basics: Corn Tortillas

I lamented a few posts ago about finding real-food flour tortillas without trans fats and other unnecessary ingredients. Corn tortillas are just as guilty in this department. Not to mention every time I would buy corn tortillas, they all seem to just fall apart, or crack into 15 pieces, or otherwise just taste blah. No […]

Basics: Tomato Soup

So I told you guys I went and picked 40 pounds of tomatoes. You might be wondering where they all went. About 15 pounds of Romas were turned into marinara sauce (I’m still working on perfecting the recipe…). Another 5 or so pounds of Romas were oven-dried. Two more pounds are in the freezer. The […]

Basics: Whole-Wheat Tortillas

When was the last time you flipped over a package of flour tortillas and checked out the ingredients? It ain’t pretty. I used to eat Mission Carb-Balance tortillas, thinking they were a better choice than the regular ones. Well, here’s the ingredient list: Water, Modified Food Starch, Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced […]

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