Chickpea and Sundried Tomato Basil Salad

AND I’m a liar. No, I’m not a liar. I said I’d be here posting recipes when the mood struck me and it struck, so here I am. Yesterday I went to this Asian Market in Media that sells flowers and produce and other things you’d find at an Asian market. Someone told me about…

Chicken Cacciatore

In a post yesterday, I mentioned how bad I felt for the contestants of Worst Cooks in America. The show is a train wreck, except for Priscilla the mean retired teacher who couldn’t handle being the student to learn how to do something that’s basic to survival, I felt bad for them. On the second…

Quick Red Beans & Rice

This is the quickest red beans and rice recipe you will ever make. This is one of those dishes you make when you don’t feel like cooking. Last night, I didn’t feel like cooking nor was anyone scheduled to come cook for me, so I had to do it. I took a quick inventory of…

Naked Stir Fry

      It always baffles me when people tell me they are intimidated by the stir fry. I am not sure what it means or where the term originated, but I will be looking up the etymology after I am finished with this post. To me, a stir fry is the easiest and quickest…

Classic Pesto with Flax Seed

I scored a great deal of fresh basil today for less than a dollar. This is one of the many reasons I love shopping at local establishments. What else can you do with a lot of basil but make pesto? I decided to make some for tonight’s dinner and I froze some for later. I…

Harvest Grains Warm Ginger Salad

I made this dish last weekend when it was cold and rainy. I’m not complaining because I adore fall weather, but the heat hasn’t been turned on in my building and I was chilled to the bone. I have a lot of fresh ginger in my house and I know ginger has a warming effect…

Crisscross Applesauce

After this lovely holiday weekend, I will embark on a new journey teaching college freshman at the University level. The day I spent at the orchard yesterday has me thinking back to a time when things were simpler. By simpler, I mean I was flat broke and still in graduate school. I worked as a…

Arrowhead Mills Puff Cereals

I am in love with Arrowhead Mills Puffed Kamut and Millet cereals. They are delightful. I found them one day when I was wandering through my local natural food store and I decided to take them home and give them a try. At $1.79 a bag, they were priced just right. I have been reading…

10 Minute Tacos

I am having some medical issues and my body requires a three-hour nap in the middle of the day. (No really. My speech slurs and everything. It’s odd.) When I wake up from my epic nap, I stumble around like a drunk kindergarten. A drunk and very hungry kindergartener. (For a visual, imagine Patsy and…

SnOMG Bean Burgers

It’s snowing here in Media and everyone in my building is hunkered down. I can’t get out of my backdoor and the front door doesn’t look too promising either. I am snowed in, kids. The picture above was taken during a much less annoying snowfall earlier this month. Father Winter was just testing out his…

Not tonight…

How many times have you walked into your kitchen and just said, “Oh not tonight, honey!” at the meer idea of turning on your range.  You are too tired – and maybe even too hungry?? – to make a move in the direction of a pot or a pan.  But yet that damn tummy of yours will…