Posts tagged as nut-free

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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It’s Not So Hard to be Humble

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 18, 2009 at 10:26am

Toasted breadcrumbs, duh! (Slaps head…) Why do I always forget about them? So easy, so incredibly delicious, and quite light to boot, since one piece of bread and a couple of teaspoons of olive oil make enough garnish for three servings of eggs or vegetables or pasta or fish or potatoes. In fact, there are…

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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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Caldo Verde (at least my soup is green)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 13, 2009 at 3:43pm

I’m back with another soup and more kale! Portuguese Caldo Verde (green soup), thick with smoky sausage, kale, and potatoes, oh so good. I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe (a Cook’s Illustrated gem) before – it’s one of my faves, a true meal-in-a-pot.             Two suggestions. First, to quickly…

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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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French Onion Soup

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 6, 2008 at 6:18pm

Good on a cold Saturday night. And not nearly as decadent as it looks – onion broth, dry croutons, and a slice or two of Gruyere cheese. That’s it. Enjoy. French Onion Soup Adapted from Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child Serves 6 1 ½ lbs. or about 5 c. of thinly…

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