Meatless Monday

 
Bean Chili

Bean Chili -
One of winter’s great culinary offerings are long, cold days, meant for warming drinks and easy cooking.  The best kind is putting in a little work on the front end and letting the pot and stove do their magic. I’m…

Carrot Love

Carrot-Top Walnut Pesto -
Roasted Carrots. Burrata. Carrot Tops Carrots, in all their glory, are in season and I love them in so many ways–crunched out of hand, roasted to sweet perfection, or whizzed up into a purée.  Lately, I’ve had such a love affair…

Fresh (Lightly) Creamed Spinach

Fresh Creamed spinach -
I love a good creamed spinach, steak house-style, but after eating a nice (steak-house portion), I don’t always feel that great. At home, I make this lightened-up version with sautéed fresh organic baby spinach.  And for tang and creaminess, I…

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread -
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a winning recipe for Irish soda bread. The basic traditional version calls for flour, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt. I’ve gussied it up a little bit and added citrus zest, raisins and currants.…