Lavash Pizza with Artichokes and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  I have had a serious craving for pizza for months. One would think that a simple craving like this could be satisfied easily considering how widely accessible good pizzas are in my neck of the woods. We visit our neighborhood Italian restaurant at least once a week.  As soon as the hostess greets us […]

Sautéed Baby Artichokes

  Fueled by a burst of summertime energy, I’ve been feeling quite productive at home and work and was looking forward to clearing many more items from my to-do list this week.  But plans changed abruptly Saturday morning and I have to say that it was for the better.     We decided to join […]

Stir-Fried String Beans

  On busy weeknights when I want dinner on the table in less than half an hour, vegetable stir-fries become the default meal.  Brussels sprouts, broccoli, eggplants and asparagus are the usual choices but I’ve added a new vegetable to rotation recently–string beans (also known as Chinese long beans).  They are not exactly new to […]

Peppery Spring Salad

  It was going to be a lunch for one.  Because I decided to pop in to the office for an hour or two to finish some work (I don’t normally work Thursdays), my husband spent the bulk of the day with one of his buddies.  By the time  my weekend officially started at 1 […]

Thai-Style Baked Turkey Patties with Cabbage Slaw

  It was a weekend of heavy dinners for me.  I seem to have made up for the (self-imposed) absence of beef in my diet at home by having steak with my girlfriends Friday night and a burger with other friends Saturday night.  By the time Sunday rolled around I was ready for something a […]

Mushroom-Tofu Lettuce Wraps

  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 […]

Stir-Fried Bitter Melon with Chicken and Black Beans

  For my first meal of the new year I ate a bowl of apples with low-sugar granola and nonfat, plain yogurt.  It was a healthy start, I thought, and it was my breakfast of choice while on vacation but I followed that with a cheeseburger for lunch.  I was at the beach–I started each […]

Easy Minestrone Soup

  I’ve just spent the better part of the evening driving back in heavy rain.  I spent the day visiting with my family, one long overdue.  I always find it funny that my parents shoo me home as soon as it gets dark. “Either you stay the night or you go now”, they’ll say. After 40 […]