I don’t think I ever ate meatloaf as a kid. Apparently my mother used to make it when she and my dad were first married, but I have no recollection of it ever being served in my house growing up. It’s not the type of dish I am usually fond of. Something about meat in the shape of bread just never attracted me. It’s not about the meat – after all, I like other ground meat dishes, like meatballs, burgers, and bolognese. It’s the texture and consistency that never really drew me i… read more »
Although it already passed, this month’s Recipe ReDux theme is in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
A Play on Patties
While St. Patty’s Day will be over by the time The Recipe ReDux rolls around this month, we’re celebrating the ‘patty’ all month long. We’ve seen images of stacked patties go crazy on food photo sharing sites like HealthyAperture.com; so stack ‘em up! Think healthy tuna burgers, potato patties, or veggie stacks.
I’ve made a variety of burgers and patties i… read more »
I am often asked how I come up with my weekly menus. The answer is a variety of sources: Ingredients in my fridge to use before they spoil (e.g. cilantro, leftover coconut milk); what’s in season and is a good price at the supermarket or farmers markets; the theme for the monthly Recipe ReDux or a recipe contest I want to enter; recipes I find online that inspire me. So a couple of weeks ago when I found cauliflower on sale at ShopRite, I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to get this vitamin C… read more »
As I mentioned yesterday, Sunday brunch is one of my favorite meals. It’s not so much about what’s served (although who doesn’t like traditional brunch foods?!) as it is about the calm and relaxation of a Sunday morning spent with friends and family without the rush of a weekday meal. Now that we have kids, Sunday brunch isn’t the same as it used to be, but there are some brunch recipes that can easily be made – and with the help of your kids, as you saw in yesterday’… read more »
Some things seem more difficult than they are.
Parmesan crisps are one of them.
In the past, when I have seen these crisps at restaurants I have thought, “these are so delicious and pretty, but they’re probably hard to make. And I would probably need some special cooking equipment to make them at home.”
I was wrong.
For the recent in-shell pistachio Recipe ReDux contest, I knew I wanted to use Parmesan cheese to go with my in-shell pistachios and roasted tomatoes. It was time to face the challen… read more »