Red Lentil Soup

red lentil soup

Red lentil soup is a very cheap, healthy, vegetarian soup made with red lentils aka masoor dal (affiliate link) for when your pantry is bare. You could make this with any lentils that you have, but the masoor dal give it a very smooth (and extra soothing) texture. I actually made this for myself to…

Read More

Bok Choy with Soba Noodles

bok choy with soba noodles

Summer is officially over! Although not so in reality. I happen to love summer, really, but I’m excited for fall because maybe in a month or six weeks it’ll finally drop below 80 degrees. And it means that we’re starting to get some fall crops in our weekly CSA box. It’s honestly been several months…

Read More

Curried Potato Salad

Curried potato salad

I woke up today thinking about lamb vindaloo — the vinegary, spicy curry with potatoes — but I don’t eat lamb anymore and then I realized what I really was craving was the salty vinegar-ness. I happened to have a boatload of potatoes from my CSA last week so curried potato salad is what’s for…

Read More

Beet and Farro Salad with Mint

beet and farro salad with mint

Whew! A lot of stuff’s happened since I shared these s’mores cookies. Mainly, we moved back to Austin in June to be closer to our families and to Chris’s company headquarters (Yoga with Adriene). In the Age of Covid, it just didn’t make sense to be so far away from our literal priorities. And being…

Read More

S’mores Cookies

s'mores cookies with marshmallows and chocolate chips

The original concept for these s’mores cookies was something Chef Baby came up with called “vanilla explosion cookies”, which involved lots of vanilla extract plus vanilla chips. But then I told him vanilla chips do not exist (although white chocolate chips are kind of like vanilla chips, but white chocolate chips are terrible in my…

Read More

Look it’s Tostadas

baked tostadas with refried beans and cabbage

I made tostadas the other day and felt super-duper accomplished. They’re easy, though. Very simple, really. Just goes to show you what “accomplished” has come to mean around our house, because it damn sure don’t mean getting any kind of work done. But, feeding yourself and your family is work so I pat myself on…

Read More

Stay at Home Food

You’ve heard the heed, so heed the call and please try to avoid the grocery stores as much as you can these days. It helps the employees and it helps your neighbors if you can just stay home. Personally I have always loved the challenge of pantry cooking, and as soon and Chris and I…

Read More

Winter Seasonal Recipes

Winter seems to get a lot of people feeling kinda down in the dumps. The shorter days, not enough sunshine, the stress of holidays, the annoyance of wet shoes and jammed up jacket zippers. Not to mention, there’s nary a good tomato or peach in sight for the next six months. But even if we…

Read More

Butternut Squash Risotto

A very simple vegetarian holiday side dish or main dish, butternut risotto is creamy and pretty and how many things can say that about themselves?! I started with my basic risotto recipe BUT I DIDN’T STOP THERE. Obviously. Instead, I added a cubed butternut squash to my simmering broth and let it soften up in…

Read More