meat

Photo-worthy but will you eat it?

Posted by on November 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm
DishesMenLike photo

“Now that’s beautiful.” My husband was genuinely enthusiastic about the plate set before him: sauteed  tempeh stacked atop a kale salad.  I wrinkled my nose; I wasn’t so sure.  “Oh, I see, you think your people wouldn’t like that.” “Your people.” That’s you, dear reader.  I get lots of oh’s and ah’s over the photos […]

It’s a Fun Friday when kids cook

Posted by on April 2, 2011 at 12:24 pm
Screaming Eagle cheese steak sub

Son #2 wields a mean knife. As in turning out thinly sliced mushrooms, perfect for our first endeavor together on Screaming Eagle cheese steak subs. The plan kicked off last Sunday when the guys spotted the recipe in the New York Times magazine – a piece about greasy yet beloved sandwiches you can spot on […]

Bacon or not, meal plan scores

Posted by on January 30, 2011 at 10:22 pm
Falafel

I knew last week’s meal plan would be a guy-pleaser — pot pie (two ways); “jig-inducing” falafel burgers; gourmet mac n cheese from Met market. I didn’t expect the ultimate expression of delight over Friday night’s steak dinner: “Does the steak have bacon in it? ” Son #2 was earnest. “It’s so good!” We had […]

Quarrels over quinoa

Posted by on January 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm

“I can’t eat that.” Son #1 stared at his plate, outright defiant. “But it’s an ancient grain grown 12,000 feet above sea level!” I explained, relishing every bite of the quinoa with grilled zucchini, red peppers, garbanzo beans and cumin. “No. You keep making all these meals from other places. South Korea, Antarctica, the Andes.”  […]

Tacos for Tasty Tuesday

Posted by on January 11, 2011 at 9:08 pm
chorizo & potato tacos w/black bean salsa

Chorizo-potato tacos with black bean salsa Tuesday started out a bit rough. “I don’t like hard tacos,” Son #1 observed. He’s vocal in the kitchen these days, but actually I agreed on this point. I don’t like tacos at all but the idea of mixing spicy chorizo sausage with potato as a filling was worth […]