[Basics] How to Poach an Egg

September 17, 2015

It never fails to surprise me when someone asks me what a poached egg is. I’ve been eating them since I was a wee thing, and they’re easy to make. Bonus: it’s very simple to get the hardness exactly as you like.

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Chickpea and Lap Cheong Salad

August 19, 2015

The more we’ve been keeping a tight focus on Mark’s blood sugar, the more I’ve found that bean recipes are both tasty and good sources of filling, slow-digesting carbs. We used to rarely eat them, but now I find myself cooking them once or twice a week and trying to come up with new and […]

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Three Ingredient Fruit Salad

January 9, 2015

Three Ingredient Fruit Salad Serves two. 1 kiwi 1 tangelo 3 Medjool dates Peel and chop the kiwi, pit and chop the dates, peel and supreme the tangelo. Better to supreme than segment, tangelo membranes are tough and not so fun to eat. Combine all in a small bowl and squeeze the tangelo membrane over […]

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[Basics] Creamy Cucumber Salad

November 19, 2014

Last-minute throw-together last night. Simple, easy, refreshing, and fast. No leftovers, so no pictures, sorry! Creamy Cucumber Salad 1 large English cucumber 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 generous Tbsp. sour cream 2 generous Tbsp. mayonnaise juice of half a lime or lemon one large sprig of basil, minced salt, pepper, paprika to taste Peel […]

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BASICS: Creamy Greens Soup

January 30, 2013

I am being overrun with greens from our CSA. It’s that time of year, it happens. Mark’s not so much a fan of greens as I am, so we end up with more than we can easily eat, sooner or later. What to do with a plethora of greens? Make soup! This recipe is easily […]

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BASICS: Speedy “Baked” Apple

January 29, 2013

In the winter, I just don’t want to eat cold food. Coupled with the fact that I crave comfort food and I’m trying to cut down from the sugar insanity that is Christmas, it’s nice to have something semi-healthy to fall back on. Speedy “Baked” Apple (serves 1) 1 apple, cut into 8ths and cored […]

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Extreme Raw Kale Salad My Way

June 14, 2011

I’ve seen some recipes for raw kale salads floating around on the interwebs, and I’ve tried them, and they were OK, but they weren’t what I wanted today. Today, my body flat-out demanded Raw. Kale. Now. OK, OK, OK, says I. Here you go: Extreme Italian Kale Salad Serves 1 3 leaves lascianato (dinosaur) kale, […]

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[Basics] Red Sauce

May 28, 2011

Everyone should be able to make basic spaghetti sauce. Everyone. And there’s no excuse for it to not be fabulous, when it’s really easy to do. This is what I do; feel free to play with it, ’cause it takes just fine to adaptation. Red Sauce 2 32-oz cans crushed tomatoes 2 6-oz cans tomato […]

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Basics: Hazelnut-Roasted Fruit

January 9, 2011
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I wanted something easy and delicious to go with the catfish Mark smoked tonight, something that would offer a sweet and light, yet hearty contrast. After discussion on the order of “well, we haven’t had fruit today” (Sundays are hockey days — we have a tiny breakfast and then go out for lunch), I poked […]

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Tasty Lunch: Pics Were Demanded

October 19, 2010

So I made this lunch last week, and observed to some friends that it was the prettiest throw-together lunch I’d made in some time. Pics were demanded … only by then, I had devoured it. The lunch is pretty simple. Sticky rice. Tamagoyaki (I use Maki’s recipe, but I put milk instead of water in […]

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