Garlic Shrimp and White Beans

This is another request from my husband. He found it on Epicurious. I’m all for anything that includes beans. They are filling and I love their texture. This recipe calls for white beans, like cannellini, but I used a combo of cannellini and Italian Romano because I love the softness of the Romano. Right from…

Vegetarian Reuben

The Reuben sandwich is purported to have come from the former Reuben’s Delicatessen in New York City in 1914. The is a Vegetarian version created by Todd Ginsberg.

Sweaty Meat

Mmmmmm…Sounds delicious, no?  No.  But that is the English translation of Carne Sudada, one of my Colombian husband’s favorite meals.  It is a Colombian version of beef stew.  Well enough of that. This stew can be made in a pressure cooker or regular stove top.  I like the flavor you get from the pressure cooker and…

Chilled Corn Soup

This soup is served by Chef Sungchul (Sung) Shim of Neta, in NYC’s West Village, as an alternative to Gazpacho.  He garnishes with cod fritters, , chive oil, and edible flowers.  He suggest optional garnishes for the home cook:  Shrimp, crab, lobster, chives, sour cream, creme fraiche, cilantro, fried or shallots. Ingredients 10 ears of corn…

Homemade Flavored Oils

By flavored oils, I mean for salad, bread dipping, or for cooking.  I make some with extra-virgin olive oil so you can just sprinkle it over your tossed salad and squeeze a little fresh lemon juice or lime over top.  Add salt and pepper, if you like.  For cooking, it is better to use regular…

Lentil Soup with Vegetables

This is a very inexpensive lentil soup to make to make in the crockpot with staple ingredients and water.  I make it with extra lentils which I drain and use in salad.  Or you could eat them all with the soup.  Lentils are a very good source of fiber, folate, manganese, a good source of…

Fish Poached in Creamy White Sauce

I am always looking for different ways to incorporate healthy fish into my diet so I don’t get bored. My husband loves fish in any shape or form, but I don’t like anything I think is “fishy.”. This recipe uses evaporated milk instead of actual cream, so you’ll save on fat and calories but still…

Sauerbraten in the Crock Pot

When you were a child did your parents ever torture you with some horrible meal that they thought was so great and you absolutely hated?  Well one of those meals for me was Sauerbraten.  My step-father loved it, so we had it, if not often, too often for me.  It would take all day to…

New England Style Baked Cod

My husband and I are this close to reaching and understanding, at least about our dinners, ha!  He used to want me to make all these complicated dinners that he saw on tv years ago or that his grandma used to make. 

It’s New Year’s Eve!

And time to reflect upon the year that is passing and our hope for the coming year.  It is also time to wonder about, well, how am I going to incorporate lucky food into the new year!  I always thought you were supposed to eat black-eyed peas and collard greens for good luck on New…