Category Archives for Entrees

Tomato, Corn & Cheese Galette — A Favorite Summer Meal — With A Chocolate Chip Cookie for Dessert

The August 2000 issue of Fine Cooking Magazine was fantastic. I can’t believe that two of my all-time favorite recipes came from that issue — from one article in fact — and that I have now been making these recipes … Continue reading

21. September 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Eating Locally, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 48 comments

In Honor of Top Chef: Padma’s Salad with Rancho Gordo Beans & Bäco Flatbreads

Early last Wednesday morning, before the premier of Top Chef Las Vegas, Padma Lakshmi made a delectable looking salad on the Today Show with Matt Lauer. She chopped up fresh spinach, mixed it with chickpeas, bell peppers and chives, and … Continue reading

25. August 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Eating Locally, Entrees, Salads, Vegetarian | 22 comments

Tartine’s Quiche, Homemade Crème Fraîche & A Little Trip to Napa & Bouchon

The weekend would begin with quiche. That was a given. My friend would pick me up at the San Francisco airport and before beginning our journey north, we would stop for breakfast. For quiche, that is. I have been dreaming … Continue reading

17. August 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Eggs, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 32 comments

Asian Lettuce Wraps for Almost Meatless Potluck

Many years ago, my grandmother coined a phrase the women in my family haven’t been able to let go. My grandmother, the women noticed, would describe certain dishes — certain dishes she really liked — as “light light.” If Gramma … Continue reading

29. July 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Chicken, Entrees | 30 comments

Hearst Ranch Grass-fed Steaks, Oven-Roasted Potatoes & All-time Favorite Brownies

My mother is worried. This isn’t a new sentiment, I can assure you. Worry, I’m afraid, pervades her daily existence. She’s worried about the plastic wrap in this recipe and would like me to offer you all an alternative. One … Continue reading

26. April 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Eating Locally, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 45 comments

Gordon Hamersley’s Beet, Goat Cheese and Walnut Tart

This tart is really fun. And different. And delicious. I can’t promise a quick-and-easy dinner with this recipe — beets must be roasted; a tart shell must be baked — but with a little planning, assembly of this tart is … Continue reading

02. April 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Eggs, Entrees, Vegetarian | 20 comments

Tofu, Edamame & Soju

Waywaywaywaywaiiit. Stop. Seriously. I know what you’re doing. I can see you. I can’t. But I know what you’re doing. You’re turning your nose. The thought of tofu for dinner, you’re thinking, is unacceptable. I was there once, too. But … Continue reading

12. March 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Asian, Drinks, Entrees, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 41 comments

Zuni Cafe’s Fried Eggs In Bread Crumbs

I wish I were a hen; I wouldn’t have much to do. I’d lay an egg most every day, And Sundays sometimes two. — German nursery rhyme Just a little jingle I thought you all might like. I found it … Continue reading

06. March 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Eggs, Entrees, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 28 comments

Orecchiette with Hot Italian Sausage & Wilted Greens

Yipee! I’m back. It has been way too long. I believe the slowness issues on my blog have been resolved. Thank you to all who let me know my blogspot blog was painfully slow to load, and thank you to … Continue reading

27. February 2009 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta | 37 comments

Stir-Fried Veggies and Tofu

What makes a good stir-fry? Sometimes all I want for dinner is a big bowl of steaming rice (or noodles) topped with stir-fried veggies, tofu, perhaps a little meat, and, maybe (always) a fried egg. And so, my friends, I … Continue reading

06. November 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Asian, Entrees, Vegetarian | 31 comments

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