Beet arugula and walnut salad

  I picked up some pretty chioggia beets and arugula at the farmers’ market.  I steamed the beets (it’s too hot for roasting right now) and dressed the salad with a mustard vinaigrette.… Continue reading

Middle Eastern Dinner Party

  We had two Italian friends over for dinner and I went all out with a Middle Eastern-themed dinner.  Luckily, they are adventurous and well-traveled Italians so they weren’t offended or repulsed by… Continue reading

Quinoa with Raisins, Dill, and Zucchini

Adapted from 101cookbooks

Feta-Stuffed Zucchini

  Zucchini Stuffed With Feta and Dill

Fava Bean Soup

  Fava Bean Soup from Anne Burrell.  I made about 1/3 of the recipe and subbed approx. 2.5 Tbsp of risotto rice in place of the potatoes. I also added about 1.5 Tbsp… Continue reading

Sweet Potato Hash

  Sweet potato hash with poached eggs.  I cooked the sweet potatoes in a pan on the stove top along with salt and cumin.  I think I overcrowded the potatoes in the pan… Continue reading

Panzanella with Zucchini and Fava Beans

  Panzanella is a typical Tuscan bread salad that makes use of stale bread.   You soak the stale bread in water for about 10 minutes and then wring it out before adding… Continue reading

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

  L threw together this chicken salad using some leftover chicken along with greek yogurt, chopped walnuts, raisins, celery, and a dash of curry powder.  Needed a little more salt and perhaps a… Continue reading

Risotto with Zucchini and Fava Beans

Fava Beans with Pecorino

  We used the fava beans from the market to make a classic Roman dish: Fava Beans with Pecorino.  We actually boiled the fava for a minute before shelling them, but many people will… Continue reading