Category Archives: Simple and Quick

Spagetti Squash Au Gratin

I love pinterest.  A lot.  But so many of the recipes I can’t have any more.  The doctors put me on a low (read: almost no) carbs diet.  So when I find a low/no carb recipe that looks good I … Continue reading

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Fast, Fresh, Homemade Marinara Sauce

Now that I have been getting more busy with work, I have had to cut down on the amount of time that I can use to cook dinner.  Even though I didn’t want to out of principal, I tried a … Continue reading

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Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Dip

This spring was a very cold and wet spring.  That meant that our garden was very slow in taking off.  It was just really getting going, and then it snowed this weekend. We got our first eggplant off the plant … Continue reading

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Thai Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Pan Salsa

I really didn’t want to like Rachel Ray.  I have this inherent distrust of anyone who is popular.  It comes from being the unattractive nerdy kid in school, I inherently distrust anyone who is charming and/or particularly good looking.  If … Continue reading

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The Frozen Essence of Summer: Watermelon Granita

When I lived in Texas summer was my least favorite season.  It’s so hot and dry and miserable that I never enjoyed it.  Summer is totally different in Colorado.  We have a lovely garden that is finally producing, the weather … Continue reading

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Felafel and Cucumber Dill Sauce with Variations

I don’t think I will ever forget the first time I had felafel.  That day changed my culinary horizons, it was a revelation.  The humble Felafel and Fries in Adams Morgan in DC still holds a place of great esteem … Continue reading

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Cooking with a Schlub: Pasta Bake

In my continuing aim to teach Ben how to do some simple and healthy cooking (beyond chicken pesto pasta and Mac n Cheese) I decided to show him how to make a super simple pasta bake that is full of … Continue reading

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