PACKED LUNCH MONDAYS: PUY LENTIL SALAD WITH RED CHARD AND SUNDRIED TOMATOES

puy lentil salad-2 The weather has started to turn—we’ve now got decidedly cooler afternoons and breezy evenings. Stores are stocked up on Halloween décor and candy (surprisingly late this year), and I went to the first farmer’s market of the season. I am really, totally, absolutely in Fall mode. While Fall here doesn’t require sweaters or come with changing foliage, I’ve been adjusting my diet to include warming soups and stews (and lots of cake, but shhhhh we’ll talk about that another day). This super-simple one-pot dish is fl ... Read More





        

EGG-Y PASTA CUPS WITH ZUCCHINI, RICOTTA, AND BASIL

eggy pasta cups-4 It’s Monday, and you’re probably at work right now thinking about how much you’d rather be eating lunch at home than at the office. Maybe you’re dreading going to the coffee shop downstairs because you don’t know how many more times you could possibly eat the same old chicken sandwich, or maybe you packed lunch from home but it’s a boring lettuce-tomato-cucumber salad, again. Or maybe you packed a gourmet lunch and you’re only reading this because Monday boredom. Whatever—I’m just going to talk to you abou ... Read More





        

BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH HAZELNUTS

brussel sprouts w hazelnuts When I was younger, I was one of those weird kids who loved eating their greens. The greener, the better. I would devour things like broccoli and spinach, and I really liked brussels sprouts too—something my family didn’t totally understand. I’ve come to appreciate them more as an adult; the complexity of their flavor, how their little green leaves can be crunchy or soft, how they change color and become more vibrant when cooked. I almost always make them as a side during the holidays, but I enjoy them more in Janu ... Read More





        

BROCCOLI(NI) ORECCHIETTE

broccolini pasta-2 This past week has been the kind of week where I’ve barely been home, and when I have, it’s only been for really short periods of time. And during those short periods of time, I’ve tried to make myself something to eat, do some laundry, play with the kids (cats), charge all my electronics (why do all batteries seem to die at the same time?) and even squeezed in couple of little power naps because I’ve really needed it. Any of you had one of those weeks recently? I love being busy, but I’m also really looking forw ... Read More





        

BUTTERNUT SQUASH PIZZA WITH ZA’ATAR – 3/1 SEASONAL CHALLENGE RECIPE

butternut squash pizza with za'atar-3 I can’t believe it’s already the end of October. The past couple of months have flown by—I’ve barely settled into Fall and here we are moving quickly towards the holidays. And Halloween is this Thursday! You guys, I can’t tell you how excited I am. SO EXCITED. I love, love, love Halloween. But I’ll post a little more about that later this week.   Today I want to talk to you about this little beauty right here: a fluffy-doughed butternut squash pizza with za’atar. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not one ... Read More





        
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