Monthly Archives: January 2011

Rancheros Sin Huevos

The title of this dish doesn’t strictly make sense, but conceptually I started with huevos rancheros, and I ended up here. With no huevos. With no tortilla. But with a delicious brunch. Traditionally, huevos rancheros consists of eggs (huevos) scrambled … Continue reading

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Creamy Greens Pasta

There’s really no substitute for a dish like this. It’s fresh and flavorful, and highlights simple flavors. It’s also–don’t tell the kids–healthy. Of course, the kids might guess anyway. The central focus of this dish is, after all, a whole … Continue reading

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Grilled Asparagus Over Caramelized Onions

Asparagus was a special occasion side dish for my family when growing up. Maybe because my mom preferred to work with canned and frozen veggies (and canned asparagus is disgusting), or maybe because it’s more expensive than others–whatever the reason, … Continue reading

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Mashed Cauliflower with Mushroom Gravy

A pretty common Thanksgiving trick for moms is to substitute mashed cauliflower for the more traditional mashed potatoes. Because cauliflower is more nutritious than potatoes, this is a healthier alternative that still manages to maintain the flavor of the traditional … Continue reading

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Mushroom Gravy

Granted, I haven’t eaten gravy since I was a preteen, but I’m convinced this is as good as meat gravy. It doesn’t taste the exact same–we’re talking mushrooms here, people, not meat scraps–but it stands on its own as a … Continue reading

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Wine-Infused Applesauce

Applesauce is one of those things that just can’t be wrong. Store-bought, homemade; cold, hot; dessert, snack; alone, a la mode. I’ve never encountered applesauce that wasn’t just flat-out delicious. It’s kind of like the American version of chutney: used … Continue reading

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Green Goddess Soup

Right off the bat I should say that this has no relationship to the salad dressing. But it will make you feel like a goddess. For those of us still recovering from the holidays, this makes a great detox soup. … Continue reading

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Hash Brown Pot “Pie”

There’s nothing quite like a pot pie in the middle of a snowstorm. Outside, the wind howls, the sky glows orange, and the flakes make tiny drifts on the fire escape. Inside, a hot bowl of pot pie to remind … Continue reading

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Baked Pear and Apple Crunch

Pears. Apples. Walnuts. Some people might think this is a health food. We know better: we know that no health food tastes this good. No health food sends shivers through us with every bite. No health food makes us say, … Continue reading

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Maybe because the NFL playoffs are in full swing (and the Super Bowl is right around the corner), but I’ve been craving snack foods: chips, crudite, warm dips. I don’t eat spinach and artichoke dip very often; I’m usually drawn … Continue reading

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