Posts tagged as entrees/main dishes

Tosca, Miso, Thursday, Friday

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 5, 2009 at 4:52pm

John and I snuck out for dinner last night at Turtle Bread’s long-awaited venture, Trattoria Tosca.  I didn’t have false hopes – I knew that this wasn’t going to hit the ground running as a (Restaurant) Levain experience – but based on a quick read through Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s blog post (she hasn’t done a…

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Burgers, Burgers Everywhere

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 8, 2009 at 7:15am

You can tell we’re heading into summer by the number of burger posts around the web. The goods (don’t worry, not all of them are decadent!)… President Obama and Vice President Biden stopped for lunch at Ray’s Hell Burger in DC this week. Check out this fun blogpost reviewing the place – which sounds fantastic…

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More Salmon…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 4, 2009 at 4:16pm

OK, a new angle on salmon, given my previously stated difficulties in finding an edible version in Minnesota. Taking a page from our foodie friends Kris & Harry, I ordered online. Since I forgot the site they recommended, I poked around myself and chose Vital Choice Wild Seafood for their sustainable practices and interesting product…

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Grill Baby Grill

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 1, 2009 at 1:32pm

Even if you took a break this winter, I’ll bet you’re grilling again now – it’s warm enough for just about everyone to fire ‘er up. Although eating an abundance of grilled (charred) food is sadly not a good idea, I’m not going to sweat one or two grilled meals per week. It’s just so…

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Orange-Glazed Salmon and Grilled Artichokes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 20, 2009 at 6:44pm

I mentioned here the delicious grilled artichokes we had in Santa Barbara – well, as often happens, the dish triggered a bit of a hankering and I decided to make them tonight.  I googled “balsamic” and “grilled artichokes,” because I could tell the version we had was seasoned with balsamic vinegar, and I found the…

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Coming Up for Air…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 4, 2009 at 2:38pm

After a week of being too sick to cook or eat much, I’m finally able to taste food again.  Yes! I’m not interested in anything complicated or rich, but am definitely ready to venture beyond soup. I settled on sauteed shrimps, this version, which I modified last summer from a delicious appetizer that Stu The…

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Tofu

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 20, 2009 at 6:16am

I love tofu. Love the creamy texture and the slightly sweet, mild taste. And of course love how beautifully it soaks up whatever lovely flavors you decide to surround it with. I particularly like spicy firm tofu – it’s all about the contrast of heat with the chewy-silkiness of sauteed tofu with the crunch of…

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Good Morning. Or Afternoon. Or Evening.

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 28, 2009 at 7:51am

Here’s a quick, perhaps lighter version of an all-time favorite, described (and photographed) deliciously in this New York Times article – polenta with eggs and greens. The article outlines a naughty version with lots of butter and cheese (in my world known as polentaaaah), which would of course completely rock. But my version is actually…

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The Spice of Life

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 11, 2009 at 5:13pm

I hit a monster pothole at high speed this morning and after I gratefully realized that I had escaped a flat, I started chuckling. I’m now figuratively and (almost) literally stuck in a February rut – how perfect. Man, it is time to switch things up a bit, bust out of the house, this cozy…

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Canned

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 12, 2009 at 10:33am

Unlike Mark Bittman*, I think canned beans are fantastic. Especially at this time of year, when produce is a bit blah, and a pan of rib-stickin’ beans is exactly what I’m hungry for. And talk about a fast, nutritious meal – abracadabra, lunch is ready in 10 minutes, and yay! It’s not yet another sandwich….

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