Recipe Reviews

Isa Does It: Pesto-Cauliflower Pasta

Do you ever read cookbooks just for fun?  I do.  I spend a lot of time perusing my beloved stash of cookbooks and drooling over the photos, making plans to incorporate them into my menus in the coming weeks.  I especially love cookbooks with gorgeous photography and pretty, professional layouts, which may be why Isa…

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Sweet Kids and Salty Snacks

Lately my sleep has been getting interrupted.  Halfway through the night, our toddler comes pitter-pattering into our bedroom and climbs into bed with us.  Then our kitty decides to join in.  The other morning I actually woke up, scrunched down below my pillow, to find our cat, Sebastian, sprawled out across my entire pillow!  I…

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Palak Paneer – sans Paneer!

One of my favorite vegetarian dishes at our local Indian buffet is Palak Paneer.  There is something miraculous in heaping a dark green mushy dish on your plate, chock full of spinach, and having it taste so delicious that you keep going back for more.  When I hear people say that they don’t like vegetables,…

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Gwyneth’s Brownies

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I subscribe to Self Magazine.  Not that there is anything wrong with it– but now that I’m thirty-something, happily married, with three kids – I know I’m probably no longer their target audience!    But I am a magazine junkie.  I have a hard time resisting magazines in…

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Moosewood: Black Bean Soup

The very first vegetarian cookbook I ever owned is Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home.  My sister gave it to me soon after my husband and I went vegetarian in 2003.  The first recipe that I made from it is on the very first page of the book, a simple, ridiculously easy black bean soup. I’ve…

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