Posts tagged as nut-free

Reaching for Spring – Asparagus & Leek Quiche

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 5, 2010 at 6:02pm

Here’s usually why I make quiche – I have no dinner plan, so I start a mildly panicked foraging in my refrigerator – a refrigerator that rarely lets me down, thank goodness – and discover a treasure of forgotten vegetables. Yes! If I score a half-eaten block of cheese in addition, I’m so jamming. And…

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Part III: Molten Chocolate Cakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 2, 2010 at 9:46am

OK, last post invoking my friend Andrew Zimmern’s name, I swear (thanks to AZ for letting me borrow a bit of his burnish – I might just subliminally throw his name into my blog whenever I need a little infusion of attention since people jump all over it). But seriously, I had to include a…

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Part II: Andrew’s Endive & Leek Gratin

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 1, 2010 at 8:57am

I mentioned below that part of the dinner we made for Rishia & Andrew Zimmern was an endive gratin. Several years ago, we had the Zimmerns over for dinner and I’m not sure why, but I had several heads of endive in the cooler. I also had half of a loaf of challah bread, and…

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Eggs Baked with Breadcrumbs, Scallions & Cream

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 27, 2010 at 11:36am

These are technically shirred eggs, which are eggs baked whole out of the shell. But since I don’t like the word shirred, I’m just calling these baked eggs. This recipe is based on another beauty from Marion Cunningham’s The Breakfast Book (I’ve said before that it’s a lovely book; I still mean it). I riffed…

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Part I: Braised Crispy Pork with Caramelized Onion Gravy

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 27, 2010 at 9:15am

It might be warming up outside, but I’m still in comfort-food mode, all the way. Apparently so are our friends Rishia & Andrew Zimmern, because when we decided to have dinner together last night, Andrew’s mind was on braised pork with gravy and an endive gratin (more on the gratin later). Thank goodness, since as…

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Spicy Potato Tortillas

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 25, 2010 at 9:30am

It’s now Lent, so here’s a meatless lunch or dinner tortilla to make your tastebuds sing. Golden, spicy potatoes atop a chewy corn tortilla, cooled down with creamy avocado and a drizzle of sour cream, lalalaaaaaa! These are a snap to make, and snappy to boot, not to mention pleasantly filling without being heavy. To…

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Classic Lasagna

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 20, 2010 at 1:36pm

I made a pan of lasagna yesterday to take to a recovering friend. She can’t tolerate garlic for now, so I of course left it out. I left out the sausage as well, using ground pork in the sauce instead, adding a little extra ground fennel seed and dried oregano, as well as a bit…

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The Easiest Biscuits This Side of Pie

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 12, 2010 at 10:05am

I’m serious – I’ve made buttermilk biscuits a few times and while they’re not difficult, they require…buttermilk…which I don’t consistently have in my fridge. They also require cutting cold butter into flour, which again is not difficult, but is just fussy enough to prevent me from whipping them up on some random Sunday morning. Which…

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Asian Chicken Soup Bowl

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 11, 2010 at 8:44am

What? I didn’t know what to call this…sort of had the concept of hot pot in my mind, but since each person builds their own version, it’s more a bowl thing than a pot thing. Anyhow, whatever it is, it’s delicious, and fun for a crowd. As I’ve mentioned too many times before, I make…

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The Blues

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 1, 2010 at 11:28am

My current Facebook status: desk. bills. laundry. voicemail. dog poop. errands. dishes. reality. darn. That pretty much sums up my post-vacation blues, and I didn’t even mention the weather: grey. cold. minnesota. february. Right. In an effort to shake off my stale mood, I plopped a dollop of spicy salsa on the egg I had…

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