If Italy had contributed nothing but pasta dishes to the world of cuisine, it would have been sufficient for immortality. — Craig Claiborne Spring has finally arrived in upstate New York! It’s about time. Today it was sunny, 70+ degrees Fahrenheit, just like the way it should be at this time of year. In any case, [...]
Category Archive for 'Vegetarian'
Hello, Summer! Along with a great season comes great produce such as asparagus, at least for another couple of weeks. While our country is generally very season-agnostic when it comes to produce, I am fortunate that I was able to catch the tail end of asparagus season, which is typically April through June. I am [...]
Use only the best fresh regional ingredients in season and keep it simple. — James Beard When life gets busy, sometimes it is best to keep it simple and fresh. And boy, life has certainly been busy. Regardless, I love the simplicity of three-ingredient, no-cook appetizers such as Caprese bites. Although this may not be [...]
My coworker Zeynep, who happens to be from Turkey, made red lentil balls for a bridal shower and I was immediately drawn to them because they were unique, tasty, and something that I’ve never tried before. They were a big hit as an interesting vegetarian finger food for the health-conscious. The recipe featured below is [...]
As mentioned previously, breakfast is an essential part of my day. For some odd reason I consistently wake up with a growling stomach that screams “feed me!” Even if I feast on an occasional large dinner the night before, the growling stomach persists without fail. I have eaten countless types of food for breakfast in [...]
I will start off by saying that I never used an oven to bake (besides making chocolate chip cookies in my 6th grade home economics class) until I was 17. I mentioned this to my friend who grew up baking her entire childhood and she was taken aback by my lack of oven usage. Why [...]