Roasted Vegetable Thai Curry

Can’t believe it’s been a month since my last post!  No, I’m not switching to once-monthly (rather I promise to get back to twice-weekly), just been a busy month of traveling.  But I’m back in the kitchen and one of the first home-cooked dinners I’ve made is this healthy, bright, flavorful curry.    Despite all the best intentions of eating healthy…

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Sautéed Cabbage with Onions, Ginger and Coconut Milk

My refrigerator’s veg bin seems to have an ever-present head of cabbage tucked in its back corner.  Cabbage isn’t something that I’ve typically been inspired by.  It’s not exactly the sexiest of veg.  No one raves about that “amazing cabbage dish” they just had.  People don’t scour farmer’s markets looking for that just-picked head of cabbage. Coleslaw is always an option, but…

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The Best Lazy Margherita Pizza

Last week I taught my most favorite cooking class thus far:  pizza-making.  Most people dial for pizza delivery (take-away).  But it’s so incredibly simple to make and what you get is sooooo much better and healthier than what’s available at most pizza joints, that you’ll be your own favorite pizzeria before too long.   Dough is the most crucial part of the…

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Moving to the UK, one of the foods the girls miss most is Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese.  Not exactly my favorite, with the neon orange cheeze powder, but they love that stuff nonetheless.  Occasionally it appears for about $5/package in the “American products” aisle of the grocery store.  Let me explain the “American products” aisle.  There are a fair amount of American…

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Tuna Nicoise Sandwiches

The girls and I just returned from a week of R&R in Florida with my parents (and a big 70th bday celebration for my mom…Happy Birthday Mom!!).  Beach time was definitely maximized:  long morning walks, shelling with the girls, afternoon picnics, sunset cocktails.  On our last day my dad picked up sub sandwiches for our final beach picnic.  I hadn’t…

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Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto

  More veg, less meat.  That’s a big food trend this year, witnessed by the popularity of Meatless Mondays and vegetarian cookbooks such as Plenty More (see my Cauliflower Cake recipe).  People aren’t necessarily giving up meat and going vegetarian, but just trying to eat more vegetables and limit meat consumption.  Last summer my oldest daughter, Libby, out of the blue,…

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Maple Pecan Scones

Scones and I have a lukewarm relationship.  When they are warm, flaky, buttery, tender inside and with a bit of crunch outside they are a perfect food to wake up to.  But often they can be hard as hockey pucks, with a similar taste.  In the States scones come in an assortment of flavors – chocolate chip, raspberry, blueberry, lemon poppy seed –…

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Potato and Zucchini Latkes

Tonight we light the candles and celebrate the first night of Chanukah.  Chanukah is an eight-day Jewish celebration of a miracle when oil that was only supposed to provide light in the temple for one day lasted for eight days.  So fried foods are consumed during Chanukah, in honor of that oil, and latkes are one of the most popular of those fried…

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