Mini Meatloaves

Apparently I’m on a muffin tin kick this autumn? I could be imagining it, but somehow smaller portions seem more manageable when there’s a kid to feed. He deemed these mini meatloaves “meat cupcakes” and I feel as though he couldn’t be more spot on. They’re ridiculously easy to throw together, use only one bowl,…

Quinoa Veggie Patties

Somehow, although I crave them on the regular, and almost always prefer them to a regular burger, it’s taken me 30 years to make my own veggie patties.  I really blow my mind. Quinoa Veggie Patties  Recipe adapted from sproutedkitchen.com  What you’ll need: 2 cups cooked quinoa (I always vote for red or tricolor — because of…

Curried Cauliflower + Creamy Coconut Sumac Yogurt

I have a total love/hate relationship with those nights when I have nothing on the dinner menu.  On the one hand, I hate not having a plan.  Often I don’t even care what it is — a simple salad, a smoothie, some roasted chicken and veggies… On the other hand, it’s such a thrill to…

Un-Bread.

One of my all-time favorite blogs, mynewroots.org, recently posted this intriguing “bread” recipe.  I make a lot of claims about things changing my life — typically, they’re true!  She made the same claim regarding this bread.  Naturally, I had to try… As you know, while I love my kitchen time, I’m NOT into the baking. …

Lentil Soup.

I love soup.  I particularly love soup of the homemade variety.  Even more so, I love soup that is EASY. Most soups are relatively easy by nature — throw a bunch of stuff in a pot with some broth and voila! This soup is definitely one of those. (Note: this is NOT a visually appetizing…

Waste Not, Want Not.

During my workout yesterday afternoon, I stumbled upon an inspiring article in my Organic Gardening magazine. The topic: a chef that doesn’t waste any part of the vegetable.  Mimicking the “nose to tail” movement — wasting no part of an animal — he aims to do the same with all of his ingredients. Needless to…

First Trip to Jerusalem.

Okay, not actually. But with every bite I was nearly able to envision such a journey. Cheryl ordered us a most wonderful book, Jerusalem. I’m ashamed to say many of the spices involved in the dishes are not staples in our pantry (all this changes today). Tonight was my first go at said “Jerusalem” cuisine….