I had a hankering for lentil soup, but I didn’t want to just make one of the versions I’ve done before (good as they are). So I kind of mashed my lentil-spinach and curry-lentil soups together, with some help from Google to find an actual base recipe. I omitted the cilantro from the original. I […]Read more "Recipe: Red lentil curry soup"
I haven’t baked anything in quite a long time, and I’ve been feeling the fall spirit lately (despite relatively warm weather), so I decided to make a cinnamon-spiced treat. Googling “spelt biscotti” led me to a vegan gingerbread version that sounded good (linked below). Since I didn’t have ground cloves or blackstrap molasses, I opted […]Read more "Recipe: Maple spice biscotti"
I wrote this up because I looked at my breakfast this morning and wanted to give credit where credit is due. While I’ve loved me some muesli since my first bowlful in the Swiss Alps before a day of hiking with my family (my brothers and I were tagging along to a conference), I was recently […]Read more "Recipe template + variations: Overnight oats"
I made this last week because I was craving something wholesome, tasty, and freezable for dinner. I was originally planning for a curry-inspired lentil soup, but we were out of curry powder, and then I decided on a whim to add some escarole (which I’d never cooked before; I had been planning to add kale, […]Read more "Recipe: Lentil soup with cumin and coriander"
This soup reminds me of one of my favorite family recipes (Mom’s bouillabaisse), but I think it’s a bit easier to make. I’ve made this twice now, once with squid and once with cod and shrimp. Both were excellent, and the squid one still tasted pretty good re-heated out of the freezer. Provencal Tomato Soup […]Read more "Recipe: Provencal tomato soup with fennel (and seafood)"
I’ve probably eaten more of these than any other cookie. The real beauty of these cookies that the recipe is just a template. You can add whatever dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, or other add-ins that you like. Just pick things that go well together (Mom sent me some interesting ones with craisins, orange zest, chocolate, and […]Read more "Recipe: Oatmeal cookie variations"
I adapted this from the famous Jim Lahey/New York Times no-knead Dutch oven bread recipe. It produces an easy (if time-consuming) loaf with a hint of sourdough flavor that goes well with basically anything, but especially soup. I have wanted to buy my own enameled Dutch oven ever since. No-knead Spelt Bread Yield: one 8 […]Read more "Recipe: No-knead, Dutch oven spelt bread"