Cauliflower, Capers and Kalamata Olives

by angelika on September 30, 2011

One of my favorite flavor combinations is cauliflower and kalamata olives. It’s definitely not intuitive, but when the two come together it really is quite extraordinary. Now, truth be told, I am an olive junkie. I love the briny taste, the texture and the oily mouth feel. I also love cauliflower. Growing up it was my favorite vegetable. In this […]

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Caramelized Endive with Gruyere

by angelika on August 23, 2011

One of the items I gifted my mother in law for her recent birthday was Ottolenghi’s new cookbook Plenty. When she told us she was planning a visit not a week later, I asked her if she would think me rude to ask her to bring the book up with her. She was more than […]


Zucchini Feta and Mint Fritters

by angelika on August 20, 2011

Zucchinis are abundant this time of year, and between my CSA and friends with gardens we usually have more zucchini than we know what to do with. You may have also noticed that I am on a savory cake kick. It’s just such a great way to get Little Man to eat vegetables. Well I […]


Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce

by angelika on August 19, 2011

My mother in law is in town, which is a real treat for me. Not only do the kids adore her, she is a vegetarian and an amazing cook! Do you have any idea how refreshing it is to have a vegetarian house guest? She and I pour over cookbooks drooling and devising which recipes we must […]


Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Radish Salsa

by angelika on August 1, 2011

In the middle of summer, nothing is better than fresh corn. It is so sweet and succulent. I am a huge fan of fresh corn eaten, well any which way. The funny thing about corn, growing up in the midwest it was abundant, a real staple crop, right? Well my European grandparents were horrified that […]


Lentil Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

by angelika on June 16, 2011

Fast and easy is the name of the game with this salad, but it definitely tasted like you slaved away. I prefer this salad cold, but it would be great as a warm dish too. I am a huge fan of lentils in general, but when they are cooked al dente and made into a salad, it […]

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Garlicky Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower

by angelika on May 7, 2011

Tonight we needed a quick and easy dinner. Half of the family is getting over a nasty cold, and one quarter of the family was desperately attached to watching a basketball game which started on the early side. I have some very exciting ingredients from the farmers market that I can’t wait to cook; tonight did not […]


Pesto Polenta

by angelika on April 6, 2011

I made pesto pasta the other night, and tonight I was trying to figure out what to do with the left over pesto sauce. I am not one for leftovers usually, which I consider a less than desirable trait of mine. The thing is, once I have eaten a meal, I don’t usually want it […]


Quinoa Tabouli

by angelika on March 30, 2011

I love rethinking a favorite item, like this twist on a traditional tabouli. I spent some time in the middle east when I was in college, and I fell head over heals in love with the food. Hummus is so different in Jordan, lemony fresh and bright, creamy and light. The hummus I was used […]


Maitake Mushroom and Gorgonzola Polenta

by angelika on March 7, 2011

It’s been a long time since I’ve made polenta, I can’t even recall the last to be honest. A friend asked me to post a polenta recipe, and it reminded me that I have been completely ignoring this delicious and budget friendly food. Well after tonight, no longer! I am smitten, besotted and blown away […]


Rainbow Slaw

by angelika on February 5, 2011

When we decided to relive a 4th of July meal in February, Rainbow Slaw was a must. This coleslaw is made with purple cabbage to give it a more festive appearance. I add carrots and granny smith apples, and then toss them in a light yogurt based dressing. It is lighter than an all mayonnaise dressed coleslaw, and […]


Root Vegetable Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuit Crust

by angelika on December 2, 2010

The Root Vegetable Pot Pie has been the center of our Thanksgiving dinner for at least 5 years. Maybe longer. I made this dish the day before Little Man was born, and I often look back at the pictures of our last Thanksgiving as a family of two. I am huge and swollen, clearly over […]

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Smashed Chickpeas with Roasted Carrots

by angelika on October 22, 2010

I love food TV, what foodie doesn’t? Nothing soothes me more than a few hours on the sofa watching my favorite TV chefs whip up something amazing; I find it very inspirational. My new favorite TV chef is Laura Calder. Have you seen her show on the new Cooking Channel? It’s called French Food at […]

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Torta de Chard

by angelika on October 3, 2010

Did you know that the average American eats .2 servings of dark leafy greens a week? That’s right… 0.2. Not even an average of one serving! It is such a shame. On the nutrition front, dark green leafy vegetables are considered one of the most nutrient-dense foods available. Specifically, they are an excellent source of several minerals, […]


Potato and Cauliflower Gratin with Truffle Oil

by angelika on September 24, 2010

We had a cold night, it felt like fall was indeed sweeping in, right on cue. Never mind it will be back in the 80’s all weekend, for a minute we had a glimpse. Fall is my favorite time of year. To my mind everything good happens in fall. We start with my birthday, then we continue […]