Corn and White Bean Chowder

I have one recurring nightmare, and it’s this: I’m in some kind of performance, either a dance or piano recital, usually. It’s the night of the performance, and I realize that I don’t know the dance or the musical piece. So I’m on stage, with everyone watching, and I have...

Salad Bar

Not everyone loves vegetables, but most people can get behind a good salad bar. We love the concept of salad bar at home — something about calling it “salad bar’ makes it more glamorous. And there are certain toppings that scream “salad bar” and make it even more special –...

Beet Salad with Edamame and Blue Cheese

Everybody loves a good transformation story; hence the popularity of all those makeover and home reno shows and the old “rags to riches” novel and movie plot.  There’s just something about taking something old and rough and making it beautiful that’s enticing. We’re learning that firsthand with our new (well,...

Vegetable Sushi Bowl

If Alex and I can agree on one thing, it’s sushi. (OK, we agree on a lot of things. Most things, really. Except sports and salsa dancing – you take a guess who likes which.) We’re both huge sushi fans, which may sound odd for cooks who focus on vegetarian...

Pad Thai Salad

Photos like this one may give the impression that our lives are full only of the freshest ingredients, and that we expertly cook and eat beautifully styled meals each day. Let me be the first to admit that my dinner this evening consisted of some brown rice, cottage cheese, and a...

Spicy Cashew Lettuce Wraps

A sale on lettuce at our local winter farmer’s market a few weeks ago ($1.50 per head!) made us wonder — what to do with lettuce other than a salad?  The first thing that came to mind was lettuce wraps – so we thought we’d give them a try. We...








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