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Back after Hiatus

So I know the posting here has been  slow of late (and non-existent the last week and a half or so) but I’ ve  got good reason.  Life has been crazy.  I could give you a long list of excuses, but there’s just no point.  Suffice it to say I’ve had no time, and while [...]

Asian Broccoli and Tropical Spaghetti Squash

This broccoli isn’t the most photogenic dish on earth, but I make up for it with my “tropical” spaghetti squash rendition, which tastes good AND looks real pretty.  Among other things, it has all the colors going on, and it reminds me of summer.  (which is quickly fleeting these days) I’ll talk about the broccoli [...]

Sausage, Pepper and Onion Pasta

Sausage, peppers and onions is pretty much a match made in heaven, and it was just what I wanted the other night for dinner…I simple wasn’t feeling the bun.  So what to do?  Why replace one carb with another of course, and sausage with onions and peppers over pasta it was.  While I often make [...]

Cranberry Beans and Lemony-Roasted Veggies

This was an evening of beautiful vegetables, and when you have beautiful vegetables, the preparation should be as simple as possible.  First off, I got my first ever cranberry beans, which look awesome on the outside, and on the inside when you shell the fresh beans.  Unfortunately when cooked, all the color leeches out into [...]

Garden Bounty

Last but not least, lest you think I’ve been lazy and wasteful of my kitchen time, I bring you “preserves”.  They aren’t really preserves, since there isn’t even any fruit, but I have trouble calling something “canning” when I’m putting it in jars.  Does that make it jarring?  I always thought that was a bad [...]

Cucumber Salad and a Bok Choy Stirfry

Still MORE awesomeness from Michelle’s Garden…I went down and helped pick and weed the other day, and in return got a seriously generous bounty to take home with me. First off are the cucumbers from the garden, and when it comes to the cumber (yeah, I call them cumbers) I’m of the belief that simple [...]

Collard Greens aka Southern Comfort

The collard greens used here are another treasure from Michelle’s garden, and even though I’m in no way southern, (just a foodie wannabe) it’s fun to pretend and whip out my personal collard greens recipe from time to time.  You obviously won’t find any ham hocks here, just as a note. Ingredients Approx 1 pound [...]

Mystery Bag Part 2

I’m a big proponent of simplicity, and while I thought of combining this with blocks of cheese, or tofu, or adding lots of fancy spices, in the end I simply couldn’t do it, and I wouldn’t add a thing to the final product.  These tomatoes all came from the garden bag, although I can’t remember [...]

Garden Challenge Bag 2, Part 1

If you’ve been with me for a bit, you will remember the first garden challenge when Michelle gave me a bag of produce from her bounteous garden, and lo and behold, it’s happened again!!!  This time I’m making a number of different things with the produce, so there will be another entry forthcoming.  Last night [...]

Italian Feast Lasagna

To a lot of people, lasagna means layers of meat between sauce and cheese.  To me, it’s never meant that, even long before I was a veggie, I was always kosher, and so meat and cheese doesn’t fly.  Since I use no meat and very little cheese these days, I figured it was high time [...]