Tag Archives: kale

Vegetarian Banh Mi

For our Sunday lunch, Mr. O and I used this recipe from Vegetarian Times as our jumping-off point.  As usual, we fiddled and fussed, and this was the result: We weren’t precise enough to write out a real recipe, but … Continue reading

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Early Spring Radiatore with Kale, Butternut Squash, Mozzarella, and Balsamic Syrup

Mr. O’s second culinary find this week was Claire Thomas’s Orecchiette Cacio e Pepe with Kale, Butternut Squash, and Burrata, which you can read about on her blog, The Kitchy Kitchen. We love her vegetable lasagna, so this seemed like … Continue reading

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An Invented Salad and an Adapted Lasagna

This past weekend, Mr. O happened to see a cooking show that featured a vegetable lasagna, and since we had yet to finish the grocery shopping, we thought, “why not?”  We asked our Dear Friends LG and AR to come … Continue reading

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Refreshing Mid-winter Salad, Two Ways

Earlier this week, I made Nigella Lawson’s Vietnamese Chicken and Mint Salad (recipe here), since I had poached chicken on hand and cabbage is 49 cents per pound at Russo’s. Absolutely fabulous, but, as anyone who’s ever bought cabbage knows, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Stir Fry, Or, What I’ve Learned About Tofu

Here’s what I’ve learned about tofu: you just have to cook the hell out of it. Bake, broil, fry, whatever — just cook the hell out of it. (NB — this maxim does not apply to silken tofu, the highest … Continue reading

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Dinner, Interrupted

Mr. O worked late tonight, so this dinner’s preparation was split, but all told, it’s still under twenty minutes, and nice to look at to boot. Kielbasa, Kale, and White Beans 12oz turkey kielbasa 1/2 bunch kale 1 can white … Continue reading

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Umami Chicken

I read about the notion of umami a few years ago, when someone sent me a link to this umami chicken recipe. Umami is the fifth taste, so to speak — sometimes defined as “deliciousness” or “savoriness”.  The umami chicken … Continue reading

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