May 2009 Archives

Poking Around

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 27, 2009 at 5:03pm

Here’s a little of this, a little of that, springy tasties jumping out at me from around the web.  If you can’t tell, I’m in spring veggie and grilling mode – and I’m not the only one.  Asparagus in particular is a food crush of the moment. This asparagus salad at 101 Cookbooks looks fabulous….

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Grillin’, Chillin’ Part II

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 24, 2009 at 6:01pm

Oooh, I love my new Weber vegetable grill pan.  I made chicken fajitas tonight and grilled the onions and peppers right alongside the chicken breasts.  I spritzed the pan with oil first, and tossed the vegetables with a little bit of olive oil (sprinkle of salt, few shakes of ancho chili powder) before spreading them…

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Grillin’, Chillin’ Part I

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 23, 2009 at 8:42am

From I hope you’re relaxing right about now, enjoying the start of a long Memorial Day weekend.  It’s a weekend for griling, of course – I’m planning a little grilled tasty every day. First up, tonight, skewers of salmon and shrimp, marinated first in something citrus-y/garlicky, to serve alongside pasta (for the kids) and…

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Cottage Cheese

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 21, 2009 at 12:16pm

Poor cottage cheese, so simple, so plain.  Lumpy even, sigh.  And yet…so versatile, so loaded with calcium and protein, it actually completely rocks.  I love cottage cheese, even straight from the carton (OK, with a little sprinkle of salt), although I understand that not everyone feels the same way.  It’s worth keeping in mind several…

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Little Houses?

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 19, 2009 at 6:25pm

Oh, I confess I laughed pretty hard at this quote from Vogue editor Anna Wintour (on 60 Minutes Sunday night), “I’d just been on a trip to Minnesota, where I can only kindly describe most of the people I saw as little houses.”  Ouch! But as as the blog PopSugar/TresSugar noted, “It might surprise Anna…

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Mushrooms, Fresh and Dried

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 18, 2009 at 6:13pm

Since I have no access to wild mushrooms anywhere in or near my very metropolitan yard, I’m limited to the expensive selection at the grocery store. One way I stretch my mushroom dollar is to include a mix of dried mushrooms with the fresh. The dried version is much cheaper than its fresh counterpart, yet…

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The Party is Over…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 17, 2009 at 7:44am

Ah, the glassware. Crystal flutes and goblets, mere hours ago filled and fragrant, cradled and kissed, now stand alone – a stark bouquet of dried red and gold in the morning light… Sorry, got a little carried away there. Suffice it to say, we had a party last night, woo hoo!  A dinner party –…

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On Trend!?

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 16, 2009 at 7:05am

Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times A quick perusal of today’s NYTimes Dining & Wine section (um, clearly a favorite exercise of mine) reveals that “Pesto is Back in Circulation” and that tofu is “Out of the Wok.” Really? Maybe we already knew that (albeit completely accidentally) here at the moderate epicurean, given the…

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Eat Your Vegetable Soup

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 11, 2009 at 5:17pm

I had a fennel bulb and a bunch of asparagus knocking around in the cooler and decided they’d anchor a lovely vegetable soup. Rather minestrone-esque, thick with garlic and tomatoes and a little whole-grain pasta for body. Carrots, onions, and celery of course. A handful of spinach too – why not? With a swirl of…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 11, 2009 at 9:34am

I call anything I wrap in a tortilla – soft- or hard-shell, sprouted grain or corn – a taco.  Goes over well with the fam, for one.  Tacos = yummy in this household.  But I do it for myself, too.  Tacos feel decadent to me, like party food, even my healthiest versions.  Plus they’re seriously…

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