PASTA WITH CHICKPEAS AND CHERRY TOMATOES

pasta with chickpeas I love pasta. And not because I’m part Italian (although I suspect that does have a little bit to do with it), but because it’s so simple—and quick—to make. You can take the humblest of ingredients and transform them into a meal that’s both filling and delicious, and most importantly: much better for you than ordering takeout because you’re too tired to cook (or don’t have the time to). This particular pasta has made a regular appearance on our dinner table these past few weeks. I originally made it out of ... Read More





        

CAULIFLOWER PASTA WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS AND PINE NUTS

cauliflower pasta-4 Now that fall is well underway and the weather is cooling down, I’m finding myself making more dishes involving the use of my oven. While in summer I completely avoid anything that requires making a room any warmer than it already is, this season is all about embracing baked goods and oven-roasted meals. This pasta is one of those dishes that requires the use of an oven to roast the cauliflower; and while the ingredients list might seem long, it’s actually an incredibly simple dish to make (and only takes 30 minutes fro ... Read More





        

PASTA PRIMAVERA

pasta primavera-3 I had this big plan where I was going to tell you a bit about myself today, seeing as all you have to go on right now is the somewhat mysterious-looking photo of me in my bio. But as I sat down to type this, my mind was all like, blerg blerg gah gloop. And it was like that for quite some time, during which I looked up funny pictures of cats, checked my facebook twenty times, obsessed over an instagram filter, fed my cats, watched some movie trailers, and wrote a shopping list. And here we are now. And my brain is stil ... Read More





        

SPAGHETTI WITH OIL, GARLIC, AND CHILI

spaghetti aglio olio peperoncino I know I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks, but things have been busier than usual; the pace of life has shifted ever so slightly—things are happening faster, and things are just happening in general. I’ve taken time to absorb them all and just the enjoy the process. We’ve had news of new work and interesting projects, an ongoing search for a home, a birthday (with lots of cake), and the arrival of our beautiful baby nephew, Oliver. When life is pretty perfect—and when it demands that you be present—I don ... 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





        
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