Baked Cauliflower and Farro

In Washington, DC today it was a beautiful 71 degrees F! in February! We took a scenic 2 hour walk and just before we made it home, my favorite, friendly black and white cat Thomas was sunbathing and taking a nap on a car. I called to him and he came down to greet me…

Armenian Cheesy Rice

So I guess everyone is buying or cooking up some game munchies and getting ready to sit back and watch the Superbowl, host or hang out with friends. I am doing no such thing. That’s right. Gasp! I don’t watch the Superbowl or much of any sports for that matter and have right about now…

Toulouse Sausage White Bean Stew

So this Whole30 program/diet thingy that I keep seeing everywhere..what’s up with that? Hats off to you if you tried it, it works and you love it! I am not dismissing it any way and I did think about it for a fleeting couple of seconds but there’s something about a set of rules and…

Ají de gallina (Peruvian Spicy Chicken Stew)

Happy New Year everyone! We had some light snow yesterday and it stopped but not before covering the sidewalks with a thin layer. I had a strange desire to walk to the grocery store while it was snowing but it was nice and toasty in the apartment and my lazy behind didn’t want to part…

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Coconut Curry

I have been away. I have been occupied and preoccupied and trying to be a better version of me, which is much harder than I thought. I last posted a recipe right before Thanksgiving and now Christmas Eve is upon us. For some reason I could not stop watching the iZombie episodes. Story of a…

Celery Root and Apple Soup

I have no Thanksgiving dishes to post as I will not be cooking this coming holiday. In fact, I don’t believe I have ever cooked a Thanksgiving meal, let alone dealt with a turkey. It just never happened. I don’t know what I’ll be eating on Thursday but I’m pretty sure it will all be…

Leek and Potato Soup

Guess what I did today! Can you guess? can you? huh? I cooked 🙂 And no, I didn’t make anything Halloween-y, not into that. In my inbox I keep getting recipes for spooky cake or cupcakes and blood and punch. It is starting to get highly annoying. I don’t throw Halloween parties or have time…

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Beef Chili

When I wrote my first post in April 2015, I was pretty thrilled to be starting something new and seeing where it would go. Maybe meeting other bloggers on the way and getting to know a little bit about them and forming online blogships 🙂 Getting out of my zone and throwing some creativity into…

Stuffed and Pan-Fried Zucchini Flowers

For years at the Farmers market I would see these zucchini blossoms/flowers and wonder what the heck you do with them. Sure they look pretty but can you cook with them and eat them. A co-worker told me you can stuff them but I didn’t think they had the capacity to be thoroughly stuffed. You…

Poached Halibut with Potatoes and Green Beans

Don’t be upset that Summer has left us! Fall is here! Hot toddy! Apples sweating it out in a pie! Crunchy leaves and trees proudly showing beautiful shades of yellows, oranges, purples, browns, reds and more! Fall cocktails..*hiccup*. Baking, lots of glorious baking, and the delicious aroma of cinnamon! Squash turning into soup and getting…

Pigeon Peas, Rice & Plantains

Rice and beans, beans and rice, plantains, mofongo, and sancocho! I love them all and to me this is comfort food. Trips to Costa Rica and Puerto Rico must have been on my mind when I decided to try this recipe.  It may look daunting because of the preparation of the sofrito but once you…

Stir-Fried Eggplant, Peppers and Tofu

I love brunch and being lazy on a Sunday. I always eat a lot of great food and desserts when I go out to brunch (thankfully, I don’t have brunch every week). I’m not exaggerating when I say a lot! I don’t regret it though. At this moment, my lazy ass is sitting here in…