Creative Food Combinations, Cultural Cuisines, Dinner, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Dishes

Homemade Peanut Sauce

This is a peanut sauce recipe that I modified, after following the recipe that came in this Hello Fresh kit.  (It goes over a great lime-marinated beef and broccoli stir fry).  I thought their version came out a little too thin and heavy on the soy sauce flavor, so here how I'll make it if and… Continue reading Homemade Peanut Sauce

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Side Dishes, Vegetarian Dishes, Veggies

Zucchini, Onion & Chickpea Side Salad with Arugula (Hello Fresh)

I thought this was a creative little side salad idea from Hello Fresh.  It actually came out super tasty. I can't give you the whole recipe here, but just so you get the idea: You start out by sauteeing the chopped onion and zucchini in olive oil, because they take the longest to cook: Then… Continue reading Zucchini, Onion & Chickpea Side Salad with Arugula (Hello Fresh)

Creative Food Combinations, Dinner, One-Container Meals, Pasta, Side Dishes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian Dishes

Cheese Tortellini with Melted Goat Cheese & Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

In my last post, I described a pretty easy way to cook broccoli rabe (blanching it in cold water, and then sauteing it in olive oil). You can then use that broccoli rabe to make this dish. It's super simple: You just boil the tortellini (I used an 8 oz package of fresh Bertoli tortellini,… Continue reading Cheese Tortellini with Melted Goat Cheese & Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

Creative Food Combinations, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Dishes

Baked Chickpeas (with Rice & Parsley)

So. I've decided to treat this food blog as sort of a scrapbook-- not only to share recipes, but also to save tips & tricks that resonate with me. In this post, I wanted to "scrapbook" the idea of baking chickpeas in the oven, with olive oil, salt and pepper, before incorporating them into a… Continue reading Baked Chickpeas (with Rice & Parsley)

Side Dishes, Vegetarian Dishes, Veggies

Oven-Roasted Beets

I once had a terrible experience with pickled beets at age 8, and refused to eat them in any form for the next 20 years. My friend Julia recently made me try them again, however.  Thanks to her, I realized that when beets are not pickled, they can actually be delicious. Since then I've started really enjoying… Continue reading Oven-Roasted Beets

Creative Food Combinations, Dinner, Gobble Meal Kits, Vegetarian Dishes

Pan-Seared Gnocchi with Goat Cheese Medallions (Gobble)

This lovely dish l was the second meal I cooked through Gobble.  It featured fresh gnocchi pasta, pan-seared, along with a garnish of pesto, peas, radishes, and asparagus, all topped off with melting rounds of goat cheese. Although the pasta came fresh, it needed to be boiled for a few minutes: before it was seared… Continue reading Pan-Seared Gnocchi with Goat Cheese Medallions (Gobble)

Pasta, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Dishes

Lemon Linguine with Swiss Chard & Caramelized Onion (Blue Apron)

Ok, I'm seriously starting to love Blue Apron. Tonight's recipe: Linguine with Lemon Yogurt Sauce, Caramelized Onions, and Swiss Chard. Even though I probably wouldn't make this exact recipe again, I love how I learn new concepts and techniques each time I cook. In particular, I think Blue Apron does a great job of introducing… Continue reading Lemon Linguine with Swiss Chard & Caramelized Onion (Blue Apron)