Twice Merrily Baked Potatoes

“Po-Ta-Toes! Boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew…” -Samwise Gamgee OR Bake them twice with a bunch of other scrumptious ingredients. Plus cheese! Treat this recipe as less of a list of rules and more as a set of guidelines. The vegetables, seasoning, and cheese used for the filling can all be substituted…

Breakfast Pizza

Starting as early as elementary school, I requested eggs in a basket as my breakfast of choice on standardized test taking days. My dedicated mom used a glass to remove a perfect circle from the middle of white bread, cracked a gorgeous egg in the center, and served up this dish seasoned simply with salt…

To(mato) Do List

Make this soup. Eat this soup. Feel good. Creamy Tomato Soup ¼ LARGE Yellow Onion, Diced (or ½ a Medium, or 1 Small Onion…we all come in different shapes and sizes) ½ Red Bell Pepper, Diced 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced 1 Can (28 oz.) Crushed Tomatoes, No Salt Added if possible 2 Cans (14.5 oz….

Penne from the Block

Every once in a while, we all want to hit the reset button and treat our bodies to a light, cleansing meal that will detoxify our insides and leave us feeling nourished, good, healthy … and probably still hungry. That time is not now. Now is the time for pasta. Now is the time for…

Bake a Chance and Fry Something New

  The classic potato fry. A delightful experience not to be trifled with. That said, other vegetables that can successfully be transformed and consumed in fry form should be applauded and enjoyed. As a strong advocate for the baked sweet potato fry, I am no stranger to fry alternatives. Which is why, upon my first…

Turmeriffic Sweet Potato Patties

Bind together rust-colored sweet potatoes with ecru-esque cannellini beans and emerald swaths of spinach. Turn up the flavor with a blend of spices, smoky and sweet. Don’t forget salty ores of feta and a speckle of onions and garlic. Voila, dinner is served! 1 Large Sweet Potato 1 Can (15.5 oz) Cannellini Beans, Drained &…

You Dip, I Dip, We Dip

Friday evening, I readied myself for an outrageous , monumental, and ambitious evening of … Absolutely Nothing! Donning my clever and appropriate “NAMAST’AY IN BED” tank top, nothing could hold me back. But what about dinner? Food consumed without the restraint of cutlery, in bites large and small while relaxing on the couch, something spicy,…

Spagready!

I enjoy trips to the grocery store. Though I am susceptible to impulse buying and sometimes I might spend a little too much during a visit – it was on sale and you gotta spend money to save money! – it is generally an overall fun and relaxing experience. That said. Sometimes on a Sunday…

You are Beetiful, No Matter What They Say

A ruby in the rough. A husky exterior gives way to a brilliant red violent center of sweetness. We surround this gem with a flawless setting of flavor accoutrements. This serves as a bright accessory that rounds out any meal! Beets, Whole & Raw Olive Oil Aluminum Foil Balsamic Vinegar Feta Cheese Salt & Pepper…

Brussel up Some Grub

No need to balk at Brussel sprouts. Move past your prejudice of this overly mistreated vegetable. Rid your mind of the association with soggy overcooked mushy leaves. Change your flavor paradigm. Roasting tinges the delicate green of this tiny robust cabbage with golden brilliance. The addition of bell peppers, shallots, and garlic bolster the freshness…

Sweet (Potato) Dreams Nachos

A meal to stuff yourself with during a lazy evening on the couch comes in the form of this cleverly layered savory dish. Send yourself into a nutritionally sound food coma with Sweet Potato Nachos. 2 Sweet Potatoes 1 Lb. Shrimp, Peeled & Deveined 1 Poblano Pepper, Sliced 3-4 Baby Bell Peppers, or 1 Regular…

A Pepper Journey – From Plant to Plate

Pepper Plant (no relation to Robert) has survived – from seed to sprout, to current pepper producing champion – for over a year in the backyard of Blue House. A month or two ago, fat bumblebees buzzed around delicate white blossoms that have now been replaced by an abundance of green and orange peppers. These…