Sunday, March 23, 2014

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Honey Sesame Tofu with Sriracha and Fresh Lime

There are those who love tofu and those who hate it. And then there's a small minority who fall somewhere in the middle. For me, wok-tossed, golden tofu with a feisty sauce is good eating. Because tofu is pretty bland, it needs a flavorful sauce to get my attention. This tofu is lightly pan fried in a hot-sesame-honey-glaze. It's finished with lime juice making it sweet, hot and tangy, a combination that's usually loved by all. These crispy morsels are served piping hot straight from the pan with more juicy lime wedges on the side.     

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sweet & Smoky Chicken Nuggets

The light is changing here in Boston. The days are getting colder and shorter. The leaves are falling from the trees. Winter will soon be here. This chicken dish with smoked Spanish paprika and sweet honey is tasty and easy to prepare. It's warm and welcoming on the coldest of winter evenings. Serve with lots of lemon wedges for a bright and tangy finish.     

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Restaurant-Style Lentil Curry ~ Coconut Milk, Warm Spices, Fresh Lime

This long Veteran's Day weekend was spent meandering around Boston, visiting gorgeous portraits at the Museum of Fine Arts and cooking this creamy lentil curry. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Baked Fish with Lemon Herb Sauce

This is a great dish for a casual dinner. It's elegant but unfussy. The herb sauce is fresh and lively against the juicy fish. It's quick and easy too. I serve it with my lemony roasted potatoes or baked potatoes. I'm lucky enough to live in New England, where fish and potatoes are always a classic combination.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Light & Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes

Pancakes are a borderline obsession of mine. They're one of life's little pleasures to be enjoyed with a steaming latte or a creamy cup of Irish breakfast tea. I've gotten positive Pinterest reviews on my moist buckwheat pancakes. And, I love plain, old fashioned church cookbook pancakes. Now, with a happy heart, I come home from late morning walks to stacks of these fluffy whole wheat pancakes too. Pancakes with maple syrup just seem to taste better in Fall.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mediterranean Toasted Quinoa Salad ~ Chickpeas, Roasted Red Peppers & Fresh Herbs

A Mediterranean salad that hits all the right flavors and textures is always welcome around here. This one is crunchy, creamy, toasty, tangy and bright. Lemony salads are wonderful year round. I particularly love them in winter, when most of us long for something lively, fresh and green. While tomatoes are tasteless in winter, red bell peppers, lemons and cucumbers are usually fine. Herbs seem to always be available on my supermarket shelves too.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Spanish Tomato, Chickpea & Potato Stew with Toasted Quinoa

When the air turns chilly, who doesn't love wrapping their hands around a comforting bowl of stew? I love cooking in the Fall. I've said this before, but I can't help repeat myself. The New England Autumn is luminous. If you're lucky, you might pack your stew, leave for work and catch a rainbow on the way.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Thai-Inspired Whipped Sweet Potatoes ~ Coconut Cream, Warm Spices & Chili

Need a feisty and fun sweet potato recipe for your holiday table that won't give you a sugar crash before the pumpkin pie is served? Then this recipe is for you. Don't get me wrong, I won't turn down a serving of marshmallow covered sweet potatoes. But, at holiday time, I tend to keep things simple. This recipe is a nice change of pace from the often cloyingly sweet marshmallow dish.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thai Meatball Poppers with Creamy Peanut Dipping Sauce

When we first moved to Boston, I visited a wonderful little antique shop just outside the city in Belmont, MA. All That Matters is owned and run by a lovely lady named Ursula. She sells a rotating array of vintage treasures at wonderful prices. Everytime I go there, I'm delighted to find something unique and pretty. Equally enticing are the international grocery stores in my neighborhood, selling everything from Thai basil to fresh dates.