Creamy Pasta and Broccoli

Hmm, what to make for dinner? This was certainly a perplexing question the other day. I happened to have on hand a very large head of broccoli, a few cans of cannellini beans in the pantry, some curly pasta, and onions. But what to make with it? And then it hit me. I could use … Continue reading

Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Hummus

“Chickpeas whipped beyond recognition.” That’s what my boyfriend calls hummus. Let’s just say he’s not a fan (I think it’s a texture thing). Anyways, I love me some hummus, even if it is just chickpeas whipped beyond recognition. It’s a tasty, healthy dip that can be eaten with just about anything – what’s not to … Continue reading

Zucchini Quinoa Fritters

When I was little – and I mean like a toddler – I loved zucchini. I know, weird. What 2-year-old likes zucchini!? Well, I did. And I still do! It’s so flavorful yet light and goes with just about everything – alongside meat and poultry, grilled on a kebab, or grated and made into delicious … Continue reading

Herb Roasted Chicken

Sometimes it’s just easier to cook the whole darn bird. At least that’s what I figured would be easiest for our Easter dinner. [Yes, I know, this post is wildly late.] I’ve never roasted a whole chicken – or turkey! – before, and I figured it was high time to give it a try. Plus, … Continue reading

Steamed Artichokes and Garlic Aioli

I’ll be honest, I’m pretty much intimidated by most French recipes, particularly those – like mayonnaise and hollandaise – that are delicate and require technical skill and a lot of whisking. Well, I decided to attempt to overcome this fear by attempting some homemade aioli (read: a sort of garlic mayonnaise sauce). All told, no … Continue reading

Garlic Lime Tilapia with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Well, hey there! I’ve missed you. Apologies for the long absence, but we’ve been in the process of resettling to the Dominican Republic, so cooking and blogging have taken a back seat for a while. But, we’ve finally made it down here and we’re slowly getting settled in – which means getting our new (significantly-larger-than-the-teeny-tiny-one-in-DC) … Continue reading