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Category: Meatless Meals

Tortellini Soup with Spinach, Onions, Carrots and Fennel and how it ended up on our table.

Tortellini Soup with Spinach, Onions, Carrots and Fennel and how it ended up on our table.

When you live in a food town like New York, you discover places all over the city that are worth a detour anytime you’re close to them.  A recent doctor’s visit put me within two long blocks of the Sullivan Street Bakery.  I am so […]

Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberries

Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberries

I can’t think of a better weekend to pull out the waffle iron than the four-day orgy of food that is Thanksgiving.  Come to think of it, I can’t think of a weekend when I don’t want to pull out the waffle iron…but sense and […]

Orecchiete with Spring Greens in 25 Minutes Start to Finish

The way it works in our house is that I leave the recipe for whatever I am making for dinner sitting conspicuously on the kitchen counter.  It’s the first thing Andrew sees when he gets home and walks into the kitchen.  The only advance warning […]

Gulf Coast Crab Cakes with Lemon Butter

Some dishes are so associated with a single ingredient in my mind that when I come across a recipe without that ingredient, it’s almost a red flag.  So it was when I happened across this recipe for Gulf Coast Crab Cakes. In this case, it […]

Meatless Monday Perfected: A Virgin Patty Melt

My Meaty Patty Melt, the recipe is linked here.          From my very first taste of a Patty Melt, I was hooked.  Cheese-y, Onion-y, Buttery and of course Meaty, the earthy odor of Rye bread rises from the crisp package of ingredients that seem meant […]

Chop Chop Salad with Gingered Shrimp and with thanks to Daniel Boulud

The man himself, Daniel Boulud Who doesn’t love Daniel Boulud?  His restaurants are on everyone’s New York Top 10 list from Daniel to DBGB on the Bowery, of all places.  I have a particular soft spot for his Bar Boulud, across from Lincoln Center and […]

If it’s Meatless Monday, Zucchini Pappardelle Arrabiata with Corn, Chickpeas and Almonds ought to be on your table

“Zoodles” Pappardelle made from Zucchini The summer season may be over but summer’s not. And for the next several weeks the farm stands will be brimming with great produce. Fall is actually a fairly long growing season and really only ends with the first frost.  […]

Tyler Florence’s Asparagus Grilled Cheese with Poached Egg

                 I have been a fan of Tyler Florence for years.  There are no fewer than 11 of his recipes on Chewing the Fat.  His cookbook, “Tyler’s Ultimate” (Clarkson-Potter 2006) is among the most dog-eared in our collection.  When Chef Florence […]

Ina Garten’s Roasted Shrimp with Feta

          Shrimp is far and away the popular seafood in the country and has been for at least the last 10 years.  Nothing comes remotely close to per capita shrimp consumption which hit 3.6 lbs. last year.  Just for comparison, salmon catapulted […]

Melissa Clark’s Salmon with Anchovy-Garlic Butter

Melissa Clark Before you turn the page on this wonderful dish, let me assure that those dried-out and dreadful anchovies that someone left atop your last Caesar Salad are not at work here.  Instead, these flavor makers are worth a great deal more than their […]

Floyd Cardoz’ Indian-Spiced Tomato and Egg Casserole

          Chef Floyd Cardoz and one of his dishes from his latest restaurant, White Street As many of you know,  New York’s winter has been not as unforgiving as the one Boston is suffering through.  But it is incredibly cold here and […]

The Five Biggest Food Trends for 2015 plus Fine Cooking’s Rigatoni with Roasted Cauliflower, Currants and Pine Nuts

         Food Trends are an annual pursuit for everyone from Bon Appetit to the BBC.  The list that intrigued me most, however, came from Pinterest, the on-line picture sharing site where anyone, anywhere can post any image at all that interests them.  “Food” makes up […]

One Dish Pastas: One with Spaghetti and Tomatoes, One with Orecchiette, Chicken Sausage and Arugula

Last summer, in the course of one week, I saw three recipes posted for an identical dish.  Authored by Martha Stewart, it involved putting the entire contents of a pasta dinner into one pot and firing the stove up to create a meal that was […]