Tag Archives: Garlic

The Green Shakshuka Experiment

I have been on a reading rampage so far this year as I work towards my goal of reading 25 books in 2017.  So far I’ve read 11. Commuting used to be an anxiety producing part of my day filled with honking horns and unexpected construction.  (Have I mentioned I live in Boston?)  Now, however, […]

The Harissa Breakfast Bowl Experiment

Harissa, I’m in love!  Over the course of the last year I’ve eagerly saved several recipes that highlight this North African hot pepper paste such as The Book Cooks’ one pan roasted chicken.  Some reading led me to the fact that each brand can have a slightly different flavor, and so I picked up a […]

The Shakshuka Experiment

I’ve just wrapped up our 8th annual ladies weekend, a time for some of my former roommates and I to sneak away from the world, reconnect, reminisce, drink wine, sleep in, and indulge.  With a new baby in the group and one friend who moved down to Virginia, we chose to stay at home in […]

The Baked Gigandes Experiment

I’m such a sucker for new beginnings. I love the opportunity to step back, reset, and map out a new path for the road ahead.  This year, as we enter 2017 I have decided to create some intentions rather than resolutions.  Posts like this amazing one shifted my thinking. Rather than saying – as of […]

Barley and Butternut Squash Pilaf

Unfortunately we had to postpone our Friends Thanksgiving this weekend due to a health scare in the family as my grandfather-in-law recently accepted hospice care.  The news brought a deep sadness into our home, but in this season of giving thanks I tip my hat to hospice and the incredible service that they provide.  Their […]

Chicken Provencal

With both of my parents having birthdays in November, we’ve always enjoyed a ‘joint birthday’ hot pot dinner in the middle of the month.  While I actually don’t remember where this tradition started, it sure has became a marker of the transition from fall to winter. Each year we would laboriously cut pounds of chicken, […]

Every Veggie & Tomato Soup

After a marathon day of meal prep this past weekend, our freezer is now full. Well – my friend’s freezer that is.  In about a week she will be having her first baby (!!) and so a few of us spent the day putting together small meals that they can pull out of the freezer […]

Garlicky Quinoa Covered Shrimp

With a new house comes a new commute.  While I love our new space, I do not love the traffic. So, I’ve decided to take public transportation and walk home when possible.  It’s a 4 mile trek, and I won’t be able to do it all the time, but it has been refreshing when I […]

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots

Over the last year, as I’ve worked to teach myself how to cook a variety of yummy, healthy, and hearty meals, I’ve most often selected recipes that are quite hands-on from gnocchi to stuffed peppers to zucchini fritters.  Cooking is my refuge, and when I get home from a long day at work I enjoy […]

The Spinach Artichoke Dip Experiment

Those of you who are also teachers and/or work in schools know how special the first day of summer is, and today, we celebrate with the cheesiest spinach and artichoke dip in all the land! Surprisingly, I’ve never made spinach artichoke dip, despite the fact that I tend to hover near it at parties.  After […]