Archive for the 'Main Course' Category

Cilantro Chili Pizza

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

Weary and tired, Sweets and I dragged our jet-lagged bodies into our rental car, and headed up the coast line to Hilo to eat up time before we could collapse in the vacation house we had rented. The ten hour flight did not lend itself to a full night’s sleep, which only contributed to us [...]

Huevos Rancheros

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

I had forgotten the worse part about being sick with a nasty cold… the loss of taste buds. Their departure has come at a bad time too. Sweets is just now succumbing to the evils of this cold and is feeling the need to feed it. I however, am more interested in junk food so [...]

WebMonkey Pressure Cooker Chili

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

Lucky for me, my webmonkey works for food (well, and for other treats too, ahem). Tonight’s blog move is the culmination of three weeks of work laboring over templates, and being a pixel slave driver. I like to think that I helped quite a bit, but I mainly backseat-drove from our big velvet pillow chair [...]

Wine Roasted Chicken with Grilled Bread Salad and Crushed Potatoes

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

- You’ve Got to Know Your Chicken A recent reading of the New York Times (go to bug me not for logins). I enjoy touching in on the Dining section to see what our weekly focus as a nation is to be. However, I felt leftout on this one: “Roasting a chicken at home may [...]

Gnocchi with Roasted Beets and Cherry Merlot Reduction

Friday, February 11th, 2005

The first Arful Vegan recipe I tried out is Yellow Finn Potato Gnocchi with Beet-Merlot Reduction, Roasted Beets, and Walnuts, p94. I had misjudged how time intensive this recipe is! Roasting beets, baking potatoes and reducing the sauce several times as well as letting the gnocchi freeze for an hour takes alot of time! I [...]

Paper Chef 2- Chicken, Lemon and Cabbage

Sunday, January 9th, 2005

I have to admit, when I learned of the Paper Chef ingredient list, my heart sank. I was so looking forward to crispy potatoes with chorizo and goat cheese… and cabbage is an entirely different set of food issues! During my childhood in England, I was repeatedly tortured by boiled cabbage wielding nuns who thought [...]

Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

Well, you’ve got to hand it to the South. I figure if cooking up a pot of Black Eyed Peas gave them enough new year luck to get Shrub back in the White House, then there’s got to be something to this Black Eyed Pea thing. Not wanting to jinx any spirits that badly again, [...]

The Return of Cream of Jalapeño Soup

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

We just put this tasty soup to another practical use: pasta sauce… Roasted Asparagus with Spinach Fettucini and Jalapeño Cream Broil several asparagus stalks cut into one inch pieces, and drizzled with olive oil and salted. Heat until slightly toasted, with visible browning. Cook up fresh spinach fettucini, 3 minutes (we used local brand Pasta [...]

Swiss Chard Rice

Sunday, December 19th, 2004

This tasty recipe is a result of searching for ways to get in those winter vegies, and a new fried rice experiment. The cook book, Fields of Greens, makes use of the wonderful combination of swiss chard, toasted walnuts, golden raisins and dried currants to create a wonderful vegetable dish to toss into pasta. I [...]

Thai Salad Rolls, aka De-tox Food

Sunday, December 12th, 2004

These rolls have found a special place in my kitchen… they fit a very precise category of meal: clean food. By this, I mean, a proper lunch after having had cream puffs for breakfast (and that isn’t a euphemism, btw), or a meal that is a great way to get ones vegetables in when one [...]


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