Exciting Swiss Chard and/or Spinach Recipe

Here’s another gorgeous vegetable from my CSA basket – Swiss Chard! I suppose it’s in the same category as “greens” like mustard greens, collard greens, kale, that sort of thing. But it’s really not as tough or fibrous as those – it’s kind of like a cross between “greens” and spinach, which has a high


Creamed Spinach Recipe

We’ve been getting spinach in our CSA basket, but I’m not sure if my husband has actually gotten to eat any of it… I keep making creamed spinach for myself and gobbling it up for lunches. Can you blame me though? It only takes a few minutes to make (depending on how cooked you like


Broccolini and my New! Pan!

This week in our CSA basket, we got a couple bunches of adorable broccolini. Sometimes it’s called “baby broccoli” but it’s really not. It’s a cross between broccoli and kai-lan, which is Chinese broccoli (so says Wikipedia). It’s very delicate and not something you want to overcook, so light steaming or sauteing/stir-frying it are good


Baked Oven Fries Recipe

I guess if I say “baked” then of course they’re in the oven and I don’t also need to say “oven fries” but… oh well. That’s what this post is gonna be called. So we bought all these potatoes because, well… I’ve been making stews lately and potatoes are good in there (I might use


What to Do With Lemons: Raw Lemon Cookie Recipe

I wrote earlier about life giving me lemons, and how that’s a GOOD thing. I love lemons! They are beautiful, taste great in and on so many things, and smell amazing. But sometimes, life  (or your boss/friend/neighbor/tree) might give you something closer to 5 dozen lemons at a time. And there’s only so much lemonade


What to Do With Lemons – Lemon Pepper Recipe

I wrote earlier about life giving me lemons, and how that’s a GOOD thing. I love lemons! They are beautiful, taste great in and on so many things, and smell amazing. But sometimes, life  (or your boss/friend/neighbor/tree) might give you something closer to 5 dozen lemons at a time. And there’s only so much lemonade


Savory Vegetable Pancakes

These vegetable pancakes are not only grain free and made of completely real food, but they’re also amazing. I’m not sure what it is about them, but the flavor really reminds me of potato pancakes/latkes, which is why I decided to top them with sour cream (full fat of course). Very good choice of condiment.


Grain-Free Low-Carb Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Whether you’re gluten-free, grain-free, or low-carbing, pizza crust is one of those things you won’t be eating unless you can find a good alternative. Now, I love me some pizza – don’t get me wrong, but honestly, since cutting grains 98% out of my diet, I haven’t WANTED the crust. I’ll just pick the toppings


How to Make Homemade French Fries

Have you tried to make homemade french fries before, but had them turn out limp, floppy, undercooked, or just WRONG? Me too. That’s why I haven’t tried it much… but I recently read about twice-fried fries, and well… it made so much durned sense I just had to try the thing out! Plus, my new


Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup

All right, I know this photo is not the most flattering one I’ve taken, but the soup was so amazing I can’t wait until the next time I make it to take a better photo for you… just thank my iPhone camera for allowing you to see the recipe at all. Then go out and


How to Roast Red Peppers (and 12 ways to use them)

Roasting peppers is a simple thing to do, but it seems so “gourmet” that few home cooks even attempt it. When I want roasted peppers though, I don’t generally want to pay $10+ for a little jar of them in the gourmet section of the grocery store. I’d much rather get $10 worth of peppers


Roasted broccoli

I have another post somewhere about how to steam broccoli in the microwave, but broccoli is also delicious roasted! It only takes a few more minutes than microwaving and the depth of flavor is amazing. If you’re a broccoli fan but haven’t roasted it before, now’s the time to give it a try. How to



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