Kidney Bean Salad

kidney bean salad

This kidney bean salad is going to become a refrigerator staple, I can tell you already. Lately I’ve been SUPER lazy when it comes to making delicious and healthy and original foods for us to eat. Fortunately, neither I nor Chris is terribly picky when it comes to lunch, as long as it’s quick and […]

Spicy Potato Salad

Spicy Potato Salad

Just to prove that potato salad doesn’t have to be beige (and because one time we were out of mayonnaise) I came up with this spicy potato salad which is a wonderful switcharoo from classic potato salad. The dressing is high in vinegar so it’s tart and the spiciness can be adjusted by using different […]

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

It’s summer time and that means is pasta salad time! The basic reasoning behind that is A. pasta salad can take any and all kind of summer vegetables you have on hand and be perfectly happy and delicious and B. pasta salad is easy as hell and gets even better after a day in the […]

Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas are one of the most well known Spanish tapas recipes, and for good reason. They are inexpensive, super simple, and very delicious. Potatoes parboiled, then cooked in lots of extra-virgin olive oil until slightly crispy and fully infused with rich olive flavor, then dressed with a spicy mayonnaise sauce. Serve these warm or […]

Crostini

Crostini

Crostini is Italian for “little toasts” and it’s exactly what that sounds like (crostino is the singular of the word). Thin slices of a baguette or other narrow loaf, lightly oiled and then oven-toasted until crisp. Think of a fancy Melba toast. Crostini can be topped with any combination of delectable treats you can think […]

Mushroom Millet Cakes

millet cakes

As one within whom the hippie blood runs thick, millet has always appealed to me. It’s my hippie mom’s fault. She, who would only let us eat Cheerios. She, who would never let us have sodas. She, who would only buy Roman Meal bread which I think must have been a compromise between “healthy” and […]

Twice-Baked Potatoes

Twice-Baked Potatoes

When I was a young’un, twice-baked potatoes seemed SO FANCY. The kind of thing only rich people ate at their country clubs. I think that might be because around that time, the mid 80s, country clubs and rich people and fancy food were on my radar thanks to the movie Trading Places, which is an […]

Fried Rice Recipe

Fried Rice Recipe

Though I’ve been specific with the ingredients here, you can also use this as a basic fried rice recipe to jump off from and add whatever vegetable or meat bits you happen to have. Typical Chinese restaurant fried rice (in the US anyway) includes egg, peas, carrots and green onions. Slightly fancier restaurants may also […]

Chojín – Guatemalan Radish Salad

chojin recipe

Chojín is a Guatemalan salad made of radishes, mint and chicharrones (fried pork rinds). If that seems strange, just pretend they are bacon bits. It’s very much the same idea. Serve this as a first course in small salad bowls or as a side dish or as a topping for tostadas and tacos. You can […]