Posted in August 2011

Kheema

Kheema

This week I was a lucky girl and got hooked up with some fresh ‘matoes. Oh yeah:   Kheema On Monday, I tried one of Aarti Sequeira’s recipes for one of her childhood favorites: Kheema! (Recipe from The Food Network website). First step: To my fragrant skillet of onion, garlic, and ginger, I added these … Continue reading

Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Blueberry Banana Pancakes

This weekend I had a ripe bunch o’ naners I needed to use, and an abundance of berries, so I made these Blueberry Banana Pancakes, inspired by this recipe from Taste of Home. My additions to the original recipe included cinnamon and nutmeg, and I substituted all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour. Thick, fluffy ‘cakes! … Continue reading

Skillet Tacos

Skillet Tacos

Here’s a really easy, low-cal dinner that came together in no time flat on a week night: Skillet Tacos (recipe from Taste of Home). Basically I browned half of a pound of lean ground beef (I added 0.5-1 tsp of Fajita Seasoning), then added onion, green pepper, tomato sauce, macaroni, water, and salsa to a … Continue reading

Pinto Bean Burritos with Cream Cheese

Pinto Bean Burritos with Cream Cheese

On nights when I am cooking for one (one = ME!), more often than not, I tend to make meatless meals. Recently I tried this new Bean Burrito recipe while the huz was out of town for work. Actually, he ended up being in Baltimore during the 5.9-magnitude earthquake last week! Scary! Luckily, he and … Continue reading

Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout

Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout

It just wouldn’t be a weekend without a little bit of beer and gluttony, amirite? Friday afternoon, sitting in my cubicle, I had beer on the brain. Is that bad? I was just SO ready to NOT be in the office anymore. I mean, look at this tempting view I have out my window. And … Continue reading

CSA Week 11

CSA Week 11

Pretty, pretty veggies in our box this week! Yellow Beans Yellow Squash Corn Delicata Squash Roma Tomatoes Eggplant Cabbage Read about my previous CSA boxes this summer HERE! We bought a half share from Two Creeks Organics this summer. I can’t wait to try out that cute little delicata squash. I think I am just … Continue reading

Thai Veggie Burgers

Thai Veggie Burgers

For a second day in a row, I tried a recipe from Mama Pea’s new cookbook, Peas and Thank You. I love the book – you should definitely check it out. It’s full of easy, delicious-looking vegan “recipeas.” My second endeavor was the Thai Veggie Burgers recipe. I do love making veggie burgers! Not quite … Continue reading

Spicy African Peanut Slow Cooker Soup

Spicy African Peanut Slow Cooker Soup

Saturday I was not exactly a “healthy living blogger.” No, this is not the Spicy African Peanut Slow Cooker Soup. We’ll get to that in a few moments. First, I enjoyed Chinese takeout. Hot & Sour Soup, I can’t resist. Also cannot resist Sweet and Sour Shrimp (to my credit, I only ate a bit … Continue reading

BBQ Chicken Pizza + Washington St Foodie Tour

BBQ Chicken Pizza + Washington St Foodie Tour

This week we had all sorts of delicious items in our CSA Box: corn tatsoi greens yellow beans broccoli eggplant roma tomatoes cantaloupe Cutting into this melon was like slicing into a stick of buttah! Oh my word, it smelled delicious! And tasted even better. BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza Recipe from Cooking Light … Continue reading