Recipe 2-fer: Washington’s Green Grocer Produce Box Adventure

I recently signed up to have a vegetable and fruit box delivered to me from local farms through Washington’s Green Grocer. It doesn’t cost too much more than I usually spend on produce in a given week, and it’s local and organic! I got my first box yesterday, and it had so many beautiful fruits […]

Pantry Raid: Tomato & Chickpea Stew

I went to a tweetup last night sponsored by a cool foodie group engaging in community service; I had to leave pretty early to metro there, but wanted to make sure I had a good dinner first so I threw together this tomato & chickpea stew from what I had in my pantry/fridge. It was […]

Chicken w/ Exotic Mushrooms & Green Swiss Chard

The wonderful thing about swiss chard is that it has a great flavor on it’s own, and doesn’t need too much accompaniment. I’ve done a mushroom & kale dish before (I’m sure the recipe will make it up at some point :)), and I’ve done chicken and exotic mushroom dish (yeah, that one will make […]

Dinner Party (5 of 5): Cinnamon Banana Cake w/ Candied Walnuts

I’ve been remixing this recipe a lot because I love banana muffins/cake, and this recipe has been great in every variation I have tried. As the final course of my dinner party, I wanted something sweet but not too heavy since we had already eaten so much. I used oil here since it’s a dessert, […]

Dinner Party (Part 4 of 5): Coconut Curry Chicken

I’d had a can of coconut milk sitting in my pantry for months; I’ll admit, I was a bit trepidatious about using it (not sure why). Seriously, I shouldn’t have waited so long–it made this chicken dish so rich and delicious. And there weren’t any leftovers 🙂 Coconut Curry Chicken Ingredients: 1 tsp vegetable oil1 […]

Dinner Party (Part 3 of 5): Balsamic Glazed Chickpeas w/ Red Swiss Chard

I had originally planned to do roasted brussel sprouts for my dinner party veggie side dish, but the red swiss chard looked so amazing I just couldn’t resist (it hasn’t looked good in MONTHS). I decided to pair the chard with chickpeas for texture, and caramelized onions and balsamic vinegar for flavor. It was the […]

Dinner Party (Part 2 of 5): Twice Baked Parsnip & Sweet Potato Mash w/ Pecan Streusel Topping

Dear Readers, For the first time since I started tracking my blog with Google Analytics, I have surpassed 1,000 visits in a 30 day period. And it’s because of you! Thank you so much to all of my loyal followers (and first-time visitors too!), and please continue to enjoy my recipes and ideas 🙂Dinner Party […]

Dinner Party (Part 1 of 5): Cucumber, Fennel & Radish Salad

I hadn’t hosted a meal in a while, so I decided to host a dinner party last night–thanks to both JG’s, JK, LM, and RK for letting me cook for them, and especially to AK for washing the mountain dishes :). The menu was: Cucumber, Fennel & Radish Salad (Recipe Remix from this)Twice Baked Parsnip […]