Cod, Carrot Fries, & Black Rice

Sautéed cod rubbed with salt, pepper, and cumin served with: Black Rice with Apricots and Almonds from Bon Appetit’s Food Lover’s Cleanse, and Carrot Fries via Martha Stewart dusted with cumin     Advertisements

Tart party! Vegetable Tarts

Today my friend Rosi came over to show me how she makes her delectable vegetable tarts.  We made a rustic tart crust using just flour, oil, water, and salt.  We used 300g flour… Continue reading

Cauliflower Soup

Paul Bertolli’s Cauliflower Soup found on Food52.  This recipe is basically onion, cauliflower, and water, but the results are creamy and satisfying.  Just the type of minimalist cooking I adore.

White Bean Chili with Butternut Squash

One item I sorely miss from the U.S. while living in Italy is canned black beans.  I used to love throwing together a quick black bean soup or chili, making a huge pot… Continue reading

Thai Green Curry

  Thai-Flavored Green Curry from Bon Appetit’s Food Lover’s Cleanse.  The recipe called for sweet potatoes; I used regular potatoes since I couldn’t find sweet ones.  The recipe also specified chicken; I subbed… Continue reading

Roast Vegetable Pie

Roast vegetable and houmous pie from delicious magazine. This pie is a snap.  Why haven’t I thought of doing this before?  I didn’t have hummus so I just smashed up some cannellini beans and… Continue reading

blood orange olive oil cake

blood orange olive oil cake from smitten kitchen. I found myself removing some of the whipped cream from my first slice so I could savor the yummy cake on its own.  

Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto

I made a basic risotto and mixed in some oven-roasted butternut squash tossed with sage.  I bought the squash at a Farmer’s Market in Bologna and I think the quality produce gave this… Continue reading

Spicy Cauliflower Curry & Lentil Dahl with Hummus

  Spicy Cauliflower Curry, Spicy Indian Dahl, and Hummus. I veered off the recipes quite a bit and made each dish with the spices I had available at home. I substituted a couple… Continue reading

Roasted Carrot Soup

Roasted Carrot Soup from Food52.  This isn’t as creamy as some of the other carrot soups I’ve tried which use cream, soy milk, potato, or rice… but good all the same!  I made… Continue reading