Category Archives for Vegetarian

Ina Garten’s Pasta Alla Vecchia Bettola

Most often, when I see recipes with quantity-ingredient combos such as one cup heavy cream, two sticks butter, a quarter pound cheese, I don’t give them a second look. It just never seems necessary — comfort food can succeed at … Continue reading

17. October 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Pasta, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 59 comments

Orecchiette with Brown Butter, Brussels Sprouts & Walnuts

Friends, I opened the mailbox this morning and found a hand-written note from a dear old friend. I had to transcribe it and share it with you. Dear Ali, I hope this letter finds you well. I just wanted to … Continue reading

07. October 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Pizza, Vegetarian | 36 comments

“Homemade” Yogurt // Saratoga Apple // Argyle Cheese Farmer

We passed Saratoga Apple en route to Argyle, but the stand’s happening scene — hordes of people, cider in hands, pouring in and out; live music; wood-fired pizza; alpaca petting — lured us back on our way home. We soon … Continue reading

02. October 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Cheese, Eating Locally, Vegetarian | 43 comments

Super Easy Summer Squash Gratin

This time of year I suspect few of you are thinking about summer squash. Many of you are more likely celebrating the last prune plums of the season or refusing to eat anything but tomatoes before they disappear for too … Continue reading

17. September 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Bread, Eating Locally, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 15 comments

Shells with Red Pepper-Tomato Sauce // Also, More Pegboard

To say that the move north — from the weeks of packing to the two-day drive to the week of unpacking — has taken a toll on the children’s diet would be an understatement. There has been too much takeout, … Continue reading

22. August 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Vegan, Vegetarian | 46 comments

Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

Yesterday, while three movers packed away our lives into boxes, I snuck one last dish into the oven, a mixture of steel cut oats, cinnamon, maple syrup, and coarsely chopped almonds, a dish I have been addicted to in some … Continue reading

09. August 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Vegetarian | 115 comments

Baking Steel Pizza: Tomato & Mozzarella // Caramelized Onion & Burrata

In September 2008 I returned from Slow Food Nation convinced I would, by the end of the week, build a mud oven in the alleyway next to my apartment and, as a result, have wood-fired pizzas at my disposal from … Continue reading

01. August 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Vegetarian | 59 comments

Burnt Eggplant with Za’atar Flatbread

Last summer I discovered eggplant caviar, a dish made from peeled eggplant roasted in a foil-covered pan, a preparation that, with minimal oil, produces the creamiest lightest flesh imaginable. Seasoned with fresh herbs and macerated shallots, spooned over grilled bread, … Continue reading

26. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Eating Locally, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegan, Vegetarian | 22 comments

Lifefactory Glass Bottle Giveaway // Watermelon Agua Fresca

Remember last week when I brattily exclaimed, “I want one!” after seeing my auntie Marcy’s Lifefactory glass bottle? Well, guess what? I got one. And guess what else? I have one for one of you, too, and I couldn’t be … Continue reading

23. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Drinks, Eating Locally, Vegan, Vegetarian | 266 comments

Cucumber & Green Grape Gazpacho | Quinoa Salad with Mango, Lime & Ginger

I arrived at the Albany airport to find my auntie Marcy waiting at baggage claim ready to snatch Wren from my arms and to feed me, as always, immediately. She led me to her car, and before I could even … Continue reading

18. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Lunch, Salads, Side dishes, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian | 22 comments

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