Shelter-in-Place Recipe: Egg-Free Sourdough Discard Chocolate Cupcakes

A couple of weeks before the COVID-19 stuff became disruptive locally, a friend gave me some sourdough starter. I read up and bought flour (just in the nick of time) and messed around with it and managed to keep it alive, but I had no idea when I’d have enough time to babysit dough longContinue reading “Shelter-in-Place Recipe: Egg-Free Sourdough Discard Chocolate Cupcakes”

TBR List Declutter, Issue 37

Tangent: There are no obvious invertebrates in today’s Visual Interest, so it’s safe to tell you about “Chicken Casserole.” I put “Chicken Casserole” in quotes because I always think of canned soup and noodles or rice when I think of casserole, and in that sense, this isn’t a casserole. Rather than trying to figure outContinue reading “TBR List Declutter, Issue 37”

TBR List Declutter, Issue 35

Tangent: We’ve been living in temporary housing for nearly eight weeks, courtesy of my spouse’s relocation package. When we moved to Massachusetts in 2011, that meant living in an extended-stay hotel for two months. Here it’s a little nicer. We’ve got digs—a furnished two-bedroom apartment—in a luxury apartment complex in a neighborhood in which weContinue reading “TBR List Declutter, Issue 35”

Rhubarb. Yes, Rhubarb.

A couple of weeks ago, I acquired some rhubarb. I’d never cooked with rhubarb, and the only experience I’d had with it (aside from a vague memory of a song some high school friends used to sing that involved repeating “rhubarb” over and over) was when my mom would pick a stalk from my grandpa’sContinue reading “Rhubarb. Yes, Rhubarb.”

An Afternoon Snack in Four to Five Simple Steps

This post was written as part of this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge from The Daily Post. Step One: Slice a banana into a bowl. Step Two: Stir in a spoonful of almond butter. Step Three: Drizzle on a hint of honey (some people need a bigger hint than others). Step Four: Let your toddler hold theContinue reading “An Afternoon Snack in Four to Five Simple Steps”

Vegetable Rolls

I bought the Moosewood Restaurant New Classics cookbook more than a decade ago. It was our primary cookbook for a number of years, then it slowly fell out of favor when I stopped eating gluten and dairy. Recently, however, I was thumbing through my cookbooks, looking for inspiration. I seem to have fallen into aContinue reading “Vegetable Rolls”

Miracle Pecan Smoothie, or Making Lettuce Into Liqueur

A very weird thing happened today. I was making a Vegan Maple Pecan Pie Smoothie from Healthy Blender Recipes, and I made a few modifications. I added some romaine lettuce (no, this isn’t the weird part) and subbed a little stevia for part of the maple syrup and accidentally forgot the cinnamon entirely. The resultContinue reading “Miracle Pecan Smoothie, or Making Lettuce Into Liqueur”

Mocktails: Not Just for Mommies-to-Be

You may recall my “50 Shades of Green” post in which I sang the praises of The Blender Girl and her incredible green smoothie recipes. Well, I’m not done yet. This weekend I tried two of the mocktail recipes on her site, and now I will commence talking her up again. I know that someContinue reading “Mocktails: Not Just for Mommies-to-Be”

50 Shades of Green: Savory (and Sweet) Smoothie Roundup

I’ve been cautiously venturing into the world of savory smoothies the past week or so. The first several I tried were…suboptimal. So suboptimal that I found them nearly undrinkable. I was discouraged and nearly gave up. But while posting about savory smoothies last week, I found a link to Tess Masters’ blog, Healthy Blender Recipes. ThereContinue reading “50 Shades of Green: Savory (and Sweet) Smoothie Roundup”

Beef Stoop (A Recipe for a Sort of Soup, Sort of Stew)

It’s not quite a stew and not exactly a soup…it’s Beef Stoop! This is my very own throw-it-together recipe, named by my 2-year-old son (he came up with the name more than a month ago, and the recipe followed). I whipped this up this week and didn’t want to forget the recipe. Then I figured others mightContinue reading “Beef Stoop (A Recipe for a Sort of Soup, Sort of Stew)”