Tag Archives: Corn

The Broccoli Salad Experiment

About a year ago, before starting this blog, I was hesitant in the kitchen.  I never knew where to begin and typically resorted to the same few dishes when it was my night to cook. Now, it has become part of my daily routine to read through the many beautiful, entertaining, and informative blogs I’ve […]

Corn on the Cob with Garlic Paprika Butter

Happy (belated) birthday to me! Having a 4th of July birthday means that I get to spend the day outside, with friends and family, and enjoy great BBQ food.  The highlight of the barbecue this year was my dad’s asian pulled pork and homemade pickles. I want to make this again soon and post it […]

Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Dinner tonight made me finally appreciate that summer is just around the corner. More and more fresh vegetables are filling the grocery store and my planters are filled with budding herbs.  Beyond this, I was able to enjoy an after-work run as well as some time outside on my porch in the evening light.   This […]

Beef and Broccoli

While takeout is a truly magical (and often necessary) invention, it certainly impacts the wallet and the waistline.  So, I’ve recently begun playing around with some of my favorite take home dishes at home.  I went went with this recipe as the base and added some stir fry veggies such as water chestnuts, and baby […]

Mom’s Corn Chowder

As I noted in my Lentils Monastery post, part of my plans this year with the blog are to cook the recipes that my mother left for me. With the start of spring, I figured it was time for corn chowder!  When reading her recipe however, I realized that she forgot to add a liquid […]

Taco Stuffed Peppers

This morning I went to a funeral for a dear friend’s wife whose body was taken by pancreatic cancer at age 42.  This poem, read at the ceremony, has been running through my mind all day.  As we enter 2016 I plan to keep these sentiments at the forefront of my consciousness. The Summer Day […]

The Tofu Taco Experiment

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, I was determined to use up whatever we had before leftovers fill the fridge.  An inspection revealed tofu, broccoli, an avocado, and some cheese. So – what’s better than tacos!  Taco night is one of my favorites, for us or for a crowd, but I’ve never made a […]

My First Soup Swap: Spicy Roasted Tomato & Corn

Last week I received this email from a friend:   “Well, people, I am finally making it happen – the soup (swap) is on! Here’s how it works: make a pot of soup in advance of our meeting. Freeze single servings (about two cups) in quart size freezer bags. Simply label the bag with the […]