Saffron Risotto

by angelika on March 7, 2012

It was a risotto kind of night, and I decided to make the most traditional risotto of all. Saffron risotto. I love the warm golden color saffron imparts, it reminds me of the robes monks wore in India. The flavor is subtle but exotic, earthy and almost floral at the same time. If you have […]

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Little Man picked out some peppers at the store. No not a pack of pickled peppers, just some beautiful bells. We don’t eat a lot of peppers, as Mr Fabulous doesn’t love them. But when a picky eating child insists, who am I to not… jump up and down hoping he actually means it when he says he […]


Black Eyed Peas and Braised Kale

by angelika on January 22, 2012

For New Years day this year we decided to follow southern tradition and eat black-eyed peas for health and kale for wealth. I am so glad we did. I had actually never tried black eyed peas, which is weird since I love beans. I guess somehow they just never came across my radar. I found them delicious. Kind of […]


Cauliflower Gratin

by angelika on December 7, 2011

I went to a restaurant earlier this fall and ordered a cauliflower gratin. It was to.die.for. Now, I am already a big fan of cauliflower. As a child it was my favorite vegetable. As an adult I like all vegetables, (some a bit more than others) yet cauliflower remains a comfort food favorite. The thing […]


Broccoli Cheddar Pot Pie

by angelika on December 3, 2011

We took a turn for Thanksgiving this year. Instead of making our traditional Root Vegetable Pot Pie, I decided to try something completely new. I wanted to make a broccoli cheddar pot pie, but with a twist. The cheddar sauce in this pot pie is complied of both sharp, and smoked cheddar. This gives the whole pot […]


Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

by angelika on November 23, 2011

Are you still looking for some Thanksgiving ideas? Maybe just one more side or something sweet for after the big meal? I’ve composed some of my favorite festive holiday dishes, just in case you are looking. I hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving, enjoying family, friends and good food. I am incredibly thankful […]


Black Bean and Goat Cheese Taco

by angelika on October 19, 2011

If you are in need of a fast weeknight meal, this taco is for you. If you have beans ready, the whole taco takes 10 minutes. We cook beans in the slow cooker by the pound, and then freeze two cup portions. This way we always have fresh beans ready without using cans. The BPA […]


Broccoli and Gorgonzola Pot Pie

by angelika on October 8, 2011

Rich and fabulous is the name of the game with this puff pasty pot pie. Golden and flaky puff pasty envelops a creamy gorgonzola based broccoli pie, with a hint of tarragon and mustard. Love at first bite was more like it. This pot pie was the centerpiece of a birthday celebration. It’s so rich […]

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Green Pancakes with Lime Butter

by angelika on September 7, 2011

I’m back on my pancake for dinner kick! Thanks to Ottolenghi they have taken a turn towards magnifient. This is my favorite recipe I have tried from Plenty. The lime butter takes it over the edge in my book. Lime, chili and cilantro…. need I say more? Add to that 8 cups of spinach and […]


Pineapple Quinoa Stir Fry

by angelika on September 4, 2011

I am always on the look out for dishes that make a good lunch for me to take to work. I especially love anything that tastes as good cold as it does warm. My day job is as a vitamin company sales rep, so I drive around all day and make lots of stops, but […]

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Fava Bean Burgers

by angelika on August 31, 2011

I don’t normally have the best luck when attempting veggie burgers from scratch. I have issues with them falling apart. When I saw this recipe for fava bean burgers in Ottolenghi’s cookbook Plenty I knew I had to try them, past bad luck be damned.  I love fava beans, they are so buttery and rich. I’ve […]


French Lentil Galettes

by angelika on August 28, 2011

Another success story in my journey through Plenty by Ottolenghi! Lentils are a staple in our house. We eat them in salads and mixed with grains, but I’ve never dressed them up this fancy with a charriot of puff pastry. These galettes would make the perfect dinner party centerpiece. They are beyond delicious, creamy and […]


Caramelized Onion and Tomato Jam Flatbread

by angelika on August 10, 2011

I was watching my weekend cooking shows and came across this recipe for Caramelized Onion and Tomato Jam. I just had to try it out! It’s a bit of a labor of love, the whole process took me about an hour. The end result is nothing short of spectacular. It is so sweet and savory, […]


You know those days, a night before your weekly trip to pick up your CSA or go to the market, when you look at your fridge and think- I need to get rid of some of this stuff fast. Maybe you didn’t get to the produce as quickly as you intended, or your week was […]


Sweet Corn Risotto

by angelika on June 23, 2011

If you have been reading this blog for any length of time you will know that I adore risotto. I have at least a half dozen recipes in my repertoire depending on the season. Just a few weeks ago I made an asparagus and fava bean risotto that knocked my socks off. For Father’s day I made […]

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