Summer Squash Hash

This time of year, summer squash is always coming into my life.  I get it in our farm share. My co-workers unload zucchini from their gardens in the kitchen, free for the taking.   Just the other day, Matt’s friend stopped by with a foot-and-a-half long squash, since “you guys like vegetables.” And we do like … Read more

Duck with Herbes de Denver Aioli

Herbes de Provence is a blend of flavorful spices, supposedly popular in France.  (Unfortunately, I can’t verify its popularity from firsthand experience, but I would sure love to one day.  I would also like to test the theory that champagne tastes better in Paris.) There seem to be as many recipes for herbes de Provence … Read more

Spaghetti Squash Frittata

I arrived home from my work trip last night and am heading out to the airport again this morning.  I’m boarding a flight to New Jersey to see one of my best friends in all the world.  She’s having a baby!  And we are having a shower to celebrate. I wanted to have a big … Read more

Lazy Salmon Burger and Tahini Sauce

This recipe is so simple that it’s almost not a recipe.  Except that you combine ingredients and turn on the stove  – so I believe that makes it a recipe. I typically cook these up on a work night when there’s not much in the fridge and I am hungry and too lazy to go … Read more

Morning Glory Power Muffin Nuggets

In my household growing up, there was a baked good for every occasion. Donuts after church on Sundays.  Bagels on Saturday mornings.  Chocolate cake for my birthday.  Apple cake or lemon meringue pie for my mom’s.   My sisters and I can recite the Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe from memory.   It was a happy childhood. … Read more

Chopped Greek Salad

It’s a little bit of a kitchen mystery.  Why does salad taste so good when it’s chopped?  The same ingredients just taste better when they are cut into little pieces rather than left in big chunks.  Maybe because there are more flavors in each bite? In any case, this basic Greek salad tastes delicious and … Read more

Gazpacho Goodness

The first time I ever had gazpacho was in a small apartment in Spain.  I was an exchange student, living for a semester with Manuela and Paco, a couple in their late fifties who were hosting me and a roommate for the semester. Each day, we walked to school in the morning and home again … Read more

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

As I mentioned in my FAQs, I have a basic recipe for my work day breakfast  – meat, green veggie, fruit, nuts and raisins.  It’s my breakfast bowl. I love it. I love it so much that when I go out to breakfast, I am disappointed this is not on the menu.   Maybe one day … Read more

Shrimp with Wilted Asian Greens

As I have mentioned in a few posts (here and here), I am seriously anti- wasting food.  So I am not proud to admit that last year I threw away a bag of spicy Asian greens.  When I first got them in my farm share, I sauteed them with garlic and olive oil.  Wow — … Read more

Fried Plantain Delight Bites

It’s Labor Day weekend.  Here in Denver, that means it’s the A Taste of Colorado festival – a popular music and food festival that draws half a million people to Civic Center park over four days.  I’m sure it’s a joy for some.  I live just a few blocks from the park so to me … Read more

Salmon with Fennel Puree

As Matt and I have transitioned to a Paleo diet over the past four years, we have seen our grocery bill climb and climb.   We are at the grocery store more often and spend more each time.   Truth is, while there are certainly ways to eat delicious Paleo on a budget, meat is more expensive … Read more