Archive for April, 2012

Black Bean Salsa from our friend A.F.

Black Bean Salsa /> 1 16 ounce bag frozen sweet corn, thawed to room temperature and drained 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 3 cans black beans, rinsed and drained (or 2 cups dried black beans, soaked overnight, cooked until tender and drained) 1 large (or 2 small) white onion, finely chopped one 10-ounce package cherry or […]

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Saag Paneer

Saag Paneer Recipe here. Saag paneer is one of our favorites dishes when we go out for Indian food, but this is the first time that I’ve made it at home. This recipe was really easy and quite yummy. I skipped the step of chopping the spinach beforehand and just gave the mixture a few […]

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Posted on April 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Gluten Free, Side Dishes - Veggies, Spices and Seasonings, Vegetarian

Pistachio-Orange Biscotti

Biscotti on my great-aunt Laddye Lee’s vintage china plate. This recipe (scroll down) from our local newspaper is a favorite of all four of us. The dough comes together quickly (zesting the orange is the most time-consuming part) and unlike most cookies, there’s really no rolling, cutting, dropping or really even forming of the dough […]

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Posted on April 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Favorites, Snacks, Vegetarian

Herbes de Provence

Adapted from Emeril Lagasse’s recipe 2 Tbsp dried savory 2 Tbsp dried rosemary 2 Tbsp dried thyme 2 Tbsp dried oregano 2 Tbsp dried basil 2 Tbsp dried marjoram 2 Tbsp fennel seed 1 Tbsp dried lavender flowers 1 Tbsp dried tarragon 1 Tbsp dried dill weed 1 Tbsp dried chervil Stir together and store […]

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Posted on April 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm by lara · Permalink · One Comment
In: Favorites, Gluten Free, Spices and Seasonings, Vegetarian


Another delicious Giada recipe. Recipe here. I adapted this soup to be flexitarian by using veggie broth instead of chicken and by cooking the pancetta separately and offering it as a garnish on the side, rather than cooking it in the soup. I also used gigante beans, instead of cannellini beans, because I had some […]

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Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Soups, Spices and Seasonings, Vegetarian