Purple Potatoes and Green Beans in Spinach/Hummus Pesto

   Pretty pesto purple potatoes.  Alright, now I’ve demonstrated my alliteration skills… I LOVED this little dish. Actually I wasn’t intending on blogging it, just using stuff up in my fridge, but it was beautiful and delicious. Really pretty sad I ate it all already, actually. Damn.  Things have been pretty crazy in Girl, Stir-Fried…

Quick Fall Salad with Apples, Almonds, Chickpeas & Rosemary

   Salads get neglected this time of year. Because it’s getting cold, so who wants to eat a salad, right? Soup is clearly the hot new bachelor around town (hot.. Get it?) So, yes, I’m sure you’re not too stoked about a salad posting, but trust me, this one is still hearty and filling and…

Cumin Spiced Lentil BurgersΒ 

I’ve been so hungry lately! It’s like I’m subconsciously trying to fatten up before I go traveling. Those of you who cook a lot and don’t eat out much will understand the anxiety of going hungry while on the road. I carry provisional snacks at all times. Totally unnecessary most of the time, but I…

Squashy Autumny Chili (Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Apple)

In Autumn I eat chili. You should too. Grab a bowl of this and a blanket and go look at some trees turning.  Eh, that’s pretty much all I have to say this time. Short but sweet, just like the season. PS – Yes you could substitute pumpkin for butternut squash, for all you pumpkomaniacs…

Quick Note on Preserving Herbs!

Hey guys! I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while and, since I have just gotten back from a week (of eating bagels) in New York and I had to do some herb drying before I left so they didn’t go off, this seems like a good time.  Fresh herbs are one of…

Grilled Balsamic Brussel Sprout BruschettaΒ 

This is going to be another post about your grandma being wrong. This time my beef is about Brussel sprouts. The little guys have gotten such a bad reputation and it’s really not their fault. Sorry Grams, but throwing a veggie in a pot of boiling water until it’s soft and mushy is never the…

Sweet and Citrusy Sriracha Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Pineapple

‘Ello! Remember when I had time to post recipes 3 times a week? Those were the days…  Anyway since I’ve been too busy to blog (or make much food worth blogging) I might as well update y’all on the life happenings causing my absence from the interwebs… I’m planning my departure for an around-the-world trip!…

Curried Chickpea and Apple Salad

This is sort of my version of the classic curried chicken salad. I used to love those when I ate meat – if there was a curried chicken salad sandwich at a deli I would get it every time. So good. But what’s better than chicken? CHICKPEAS! My favorite food! I could just pour those…

The “I’m not a morning person” No-Prep Brekkie Bowl

Breakfast is serious business. I’m a big believer in it. But, I have to confess that I have not gotten on the smoothie train (even though they all look beautiful!) and here’s why: I’m not a morning person but I have be up to get my ass to work. So making smoothies of any sort…

Summer’s End Pasta with Balsamic Sweet Potatoes, Spinach and Walnuts

I survived vacation! It was difficult, but you know, I managed to get through through the morning beach walks, large amounts of food, and nights in the pub. Perseverance! πŸ˜‰       I am now, of course, fairly jet-lagged. Which means two things: 1). I’d like my carbs with an extra topping of carbs, please…

Black Beans and Rice

Hello from Chicago O’Hare airport! I would like to take this opportunity to say how really terrible the international terminal is here. I feel like I’m surrounded by very angry people that have been waiting in a bunch of very long lines to take very long flights. Whoever thought that having one terminal where you…

Creamy Lemon and Herb Tahini Dressing

I had a bottomless bag of sesame seeds in my cupboard. I swear I use them all the time, but the bag wasn’t really getting any smaller. So I decided it was time to say goodbye to the bag of sesame seeds and free up some precious pantry real estate. And, you know, I was…