Category Archives: Vegan

ROASTED BUTTERNUT & APPLE SOUP with FRIED SAGE LEAVES

  I don’t believe I’ve ever been happier to see Meatless Monday. National Overconsumption of Poultry and Everything Else Day has left us sprawled in its wake. With the typical excesses of Christmas coming at us, I’m craving some clean, simple flavors. … Continue reading

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BRAISED ONION VINAIGRETTE and A LEFTOVER SALAD

Remember Mezzaluna Marinara?  Remember the onion that was fished out of the sauce once it had lusciously thickened and concentrated? The one I told you not to dare to throw away? Right, that onion. It absorbed all sorts of wonderful flavors during its … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: MELANZANA MARINARA

Isn’t she beautiful! All right, so her hat sits a bit crookedly. Big deal. She’s plump yet firm in all the right places, and the sheen of her skin is downright dazzling. And she only cost a dollar and eighty-nine … Continue reading

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ASIAN-STYLE BRAISED VEGETABLES

It began with a left-over half-head of cauliflower. After teasing us with a couple of weeks of sun and temperatures that flirted with 60, our weather has turned cold and snowy. Again. But I’ve had my fill of being cooped up … Continue reading

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SUNDAY BAKING: GOLD NUGGET BREAD

When I first began making an iteration of this bread years ago, my sister felt I’d finally taken a serious birdwatching habit a step too far.  I’ll admit, the idea did come to me as I was filling feeders one … Continue reading

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COFFEE-ROASTED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS with CREAMY CARROT SAUCE

All right, referring to thick slices of cauliflower as “steaks” may be reaching a bit.  But it sounds better than “slabs,” and it’s much less wordy than “thick slices of cauliflower.”  Come along, please. ❦ The daughter was here visiting … Continue reading

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SESAME-CLEMENTINE BRAISED CABBAGE

I need a break from rich food. It isn’t that I’ve consumed a lot, but I’ve just been around so much of it non-stop for the last month.  In fact, there were many nights during party season when I felt … Continue reading

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THE DAY BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: CHICKEN & BLACK BEAN STEW

This is a word-laden post, as opposed to the photo-heavy ones of late. Be that the good news or the bad for you, as I say in About, I write, or try to, for people who love to read as … Continue reading

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DAVID LEBOVITZ’S ROASTED FIGS

“FIGS!” I exclaimed out loud the other day when I came upon a display of them at the grocery store.  My outburst startled a woman near me, but instead of subtly side-stepping away as many do when I talk to … Continue reading

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SEVEN LAYER SALAD

I’m often asked if I really go home, after a day in a restaurant kitchen, and make dinner in my own.  Even after a day in July in a restaurant kitchen, when I swear I could bake a cake in the car … Continue reading

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