Fresh Tagliatelle with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Four Mushrooms

Fresh Tagliatelle with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Four Mushrooms

    My Sunday routine is set.  After church service I do my food shopping for the week’s staples:  fresh fruit, vegetables, yogurt, snacks, my ever-essential avocados.  Though I don’t create a weekly meal plan I generally have a menu in mind and shop accordingly.  The mid-week trips to the market are  to supplement the […]

Mushroom-Tofu Lettuce Wraps

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  The theme of the week for dinner has been quick and easy.  I wouldn’t be exaggerating when I say that our meals have taken less than 10 minutes to prepare.  It’s been stir-fried greens for the last couple of evenings–boring maybe, but it’s been my answer for getting dinner on the table with as […]

Penne with Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms, Eggplant and Sambal

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  This weekend flew by like most of the others.  Aside for a fun evening spent with friends in San Francisco Saturday night, I spent most of my time at home focused on a fun, blog-related project (details coming soon) and the rest in the kitchen.  I should really consider setting up a bed next […]

Tagliatelle in Rich Mushroom Sauce

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One of the things I appreciate about my childhood is the freedom my parents gave me to be adventurous in restaurants.  They were always of the mind that if my sisters and I were curious to try something from a menu, we should.  It allowed me, in a small way, to make my own food […]

Stir-Fried Eggplant, Mushrooms and Tomatoes

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  This healthy, flavorful dish is completely unlike all the rich foods I’ve indulged in all week.  It’s as if a switch turned on inside me, sparking an insatiable hunger for only rich, heavy foods.  In short, I’ve been an eating machine.  I made a large batch of chicken adobo earlier this week and I’ve […]

Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas with Avocado-Lime Sauce

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  Take me to a Mexican restaurant and 90% of the time, I will order enchiladas.  Ground beef or carnitas are my fillings of choice.  At home, I use a ground turkey filling seasoned with cumin and chili powder, always.  This alone should disqualify me from being classified as a foodie–with certain foods, I am […]

Farfalle with Sweet Chicken Sausage, Sage and Roasted Tomatoes

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  One of my favorite things about Spring is that it means the start of the tomato-growing season.  I haven’t always been a gardener–in fact, my gardening repertoire is currently limited to growing tomatoes, herbs and peppers.  I plan to change this soon; my husband and I have been researching greenhouses to see if owning […]

Couscous and Cremini Stuffed Bell Peppers w/ Manchego

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  It seems that I was on the same wavelength as several other bloggers this week–I put couscous on the menu, something I haven’t served at home in a very long time.  My motivation was to find a replacement for rice since, as I’ve mentioned a few times, I gave it up for a few […]