Tag Archives: garlic

C’est La Video: Pasta with “Meat” Sauce & Speedy Garlic Bread

Do you guys know about Meatless Mondays?  If you’re one of my non-vegan readers, you may not have heard of this campaign, but it’s becoming more and more mainstream, and now even Oprah is in on it.  I’ve been wanting to start a Meatless Monday feature on the blog for a while now, and I’m [...]

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Tomato Pudding

Tomato Pudding

Ryan and I were invited to a birthday potluck over the weekend, and since I had to work on Saturday, I wanted to make something that wouldn’t be too complicated, but that would still be really tasty.  I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a while, and it turned out to be the perfect [...]

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Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Tomato Bruschetta is one of my favorite things to make (and eat), and I realized that despite the fact that I make this multiple times every summer, I’d never actually done a post on it. You’ll want to save this for when tomatoes are in season, and you can use whatever kinds you like best. [...]

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Simple Mushroom Bruschetta

Simple Mushroom Bruschetta

Last week I came down with some sort of terrible virus and totally lost my appetite.  I couldn’t even watch commercials for food, and the thought of eating anything was even worse.  It was a special sort of hell for me. But I’m so glad to say that I’m feeling MUCH better, and am actually [...]

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Ceci with Garlic and Sage

Ceci with Garlic and Sage

I’ve made these Ceci (Chickpeas) with Garlic and Sage a couple times now, and I think I’m finally getting the hang of this Michael Chiarello recipe.  The first time I made these I followed the recipe exactly, but I found my skillet very crowded and they just didn’t crisp up as much as I would [...]

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Mushroom Pâté

Mushroom Pâté

Over the years I’ve made lots of mushroom pates.  I keep trying to find the perfect recipe, and this one comes pretty close for me.  There are a couple tweaks I might try next time I make it, but for now this is really tasty.  I got the recipe from one of my favorite sources, [...]

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Polenta with Balsamic Kale & White Beans

Polenta with Balsamic Kale & White Beans

I’m a huge fan of polenta.  I know it’s really easy to make from scratch, but I like to buy the pre-made tubes of it for even easier meals.  Sliced up and pan fried (or baked), it makes the perfect base for so many different toppings. I had some kale on hand that I needed [...]

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Vegetarian Times’ Garlicky Leek & Artichoke Soup

Vegetarian Times’ Garlicky Leek & Artichoke Soup

Whenever I get my new issues of Vegetarian Times or VegNews in the mail, the first thing I do is check out all the recipes and mark what I want to try.  Unfortunately I usually forget all about them in the chaos of Saturday baking, and then I find myself at our Farmers’ Market booth [...]

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Creamy Penne Pasta – Aphrodisiac Style

Creamy Penne Pasta – Aphrodisiac Style

I know Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a huge deal, with a killer meal that’s absolutely perfect.  As I explained in yesterday’s post, we sometimes celebrate and sometimes don’t (usually depending on how busy we are at the time), and since our time off is precious, the last thing we want to do is [...]

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Hot Artichoke Dip

Hot Artichoke Dip

I’m a huge fan of hot and creamy baked dips.  They’re perfect for entertaining in that they’re not much harder to make than cold dips, but they’re so much more impressive.  They’re also especially great for this time of year when the weather’s chilly and there’s lots of football on the tube! I have a [...]

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Roasted Broccoli Soup

Roasted Broccoli Soup

I don’t know about you, but I always overdo it during the holidays.  An extra piece of cake?  Sure, it’s the holidays!  Another glass of wine?  Why not!  It is the holidays!  An entire log of cashew goat cheese?!  ’Tis the season! That kind of logic happens in my brain from probably before Thanksgiving until [...]

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Tempeh Pate

Tempeh Pate

The next dish that I made for our Hollywood Bowl Picnic was the tempeh pate from the Native Foods Cookbook.  This is one of my favorite recipes, and I can’t even count how many times I’ve made this.  We’ve eaten it in Palm Springs wraps (Ryan’s favorite), I’ve baked it in puff pastry, served it [...]

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