After a fun, but long day shopping at Ikea with some friends, instead of building the bed frame that I bought, I decided to make a quick dinner and plop myself on the couch. This “no-rice risotto” is a recipe I had come across earlier in the week and was excited to try. It completely hit the spot and gave me the energy I needed the next day to tackle some bed building. Here is the recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Green Kitchen Stories… Read more:
When I arrived at work on a recent Monday morning, my computer wouldn’t turn on so I took it as an opportunity to finally flip through the beautiful cookbook that I had scooped up at a recent book giveaway. It turned out to be a perfect way to start my morning. Recipe after recipe after beautiful photo, my mouth began to water and I grew inspired to play in my kitchen when I returned home that night. Read more:
Welcome to the start of my twelve plus weeks of one handed meals. Turns out, my little bike accident resulted in me in a hand splint and the possibility of surgery. Crossing fingers that the latter is not necessary. When I heard this news, my first thought was– I’m not going to let this hold me back in the kitchen. Then, I tried to open a can of cannellini beans. I was only partially defeated, getting the can halfway open with the use of a can opener, a knife, a spoon and my armpit. But after a good twenty minutes, I got those beans into the food processor and made myself some delicious bean purée. That was when I decided to take this little set back as an opportunity to get creative, and to invest in an electric can opener. And so I present to you, my first installment of one handed meals. Read more:
There’s a first time for everything and this week was both my first bike accident and my first time making lentils. My weekend started off great with friends and family in town– birthday celebrations, brunches, dinners, a whole lot of cake and a whole lot of love. On Sunday, we decided to make the most of my guests’ last day in town and also take advantage of the fleeting 80 degree weather. So, my friends rented some bikes and we set out for the tour de Brooklyn (not to be confused with the Tour de Taco- an actual annual and awesome event). Things started out great and it was shaping up to be a beautiful afternoon. Then it happened– my tire and the sidewalk got into a little quarrel that resulted in my face meeting the ground. Read more:
Ever since I made pistachio roasted asparagus, I’ve been craving that slightly sweet, savory and uniquely textured combination. I’ve eaten it on its own, and placed it over a tortilla and topped it with a fried egg, so this weekend I thought — why not mix it into one of my favorite grains — quinoa. So, Saturday night I did just that. Read more:
Farro is a grain that I adore. It has great texture, is packed with protein, is low in gluten, and I have been itching to cook with. Unfortunately, I always have a hard time finding it, so when I came across some in a market the other day, I decided to splurge a little on the pricey package. I set out to prepare a light farro salad, but after considering running to the market for some fresh arugula, I examined my refrigerator for leftover ingredients and quickly changed my mind. With leeks and a green tomato in hand, I started chopping and sautéing ingredients for my impromptu dish. By the time the farro finished cooking and I added it into the sautéed veggies and topped with some parmigiano reggiano, I realized I had made myself a risotto.