Category Archives for Vegetarian

Suzanne Goin’s Slow-Cooked Kale & Stuffing, Maybe

I’ve been trying to do a test run of Suzanne Goin’s stuffing with slow-cooked kale, but I can’t get beyond the cooking of the slow-cooked kale step. I’ve tried twice, but the kale keeps disappearing, and as a result, my … Continue reading

18. November 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Fall, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 29 comments

Pizza with Lemon, Smoked Mozzarella & Basil

As much as I love lemons, the thought of placing them atop pizza never would have crossed my mind. Squeezing a wedge of lemon over a slice of white clam pizza — that’s natural; biting into whole slices of lemon, … Continue reading

25. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Pizza, Vegetarian | 26 comments

Big Apple Pancake

I posted this recipe to Facebook over the weekend, so I’ll keep this brief. I have made this big apple pancake two weekends in a row now, and I have a feeling the run will continue for the remainder of … Continue reading

21. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, CSA, Fall, Vegetarian | 28 comments

Super Fast Pasta Dish: Rotini with Butternut-Sage Sauce

Every so often all of my recipe hoarding proves worthwhile. A couple of nights ago, while fishing through my pasta file, pulling out every gnocchi recipe I have saved over the past decade, I found a recipe — penne with … Continue reading

16. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Entrees, Pasta, Vegetarian | 40 comments

Getting the Most From Your CSA + Two Favorite Potato Recipes

There was a time in my life when subscribing to a CSA had little appeal. I wanted to buy what I wanted to buy when I wanted to buy it. Today, I am happy to have somebody else make the … Continue reading

24. September 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Eating Locally, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 38 comments

The Best Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese, like pancakes, has always troubled me in the kitchen. Without fail, the bread burns before the cheese melts. Various techniques employed over the years have improved the final product slightly, but not so much as to leave me … Continue reading

11. September 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Fall, Lunch, Vegetarian | 31 comments

Eggplant Caviar on Grilled Bread

Last summer the eggplant chapter of Chez Panisse Vegetables treated me kindly, introducing me to a favorite pasta recipe as well as a most-delicious gratin with tomatoes and onions. And with this eggplant “caviar,” a mash-up of roasted eggplant, fresh … Continue reading

05. September 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, CSA, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 19 comments

A Sprouted Kitchen Feast

I couldn’t make a decision. And my attempts to organize my thoughts — adhering cute page flags to particularly tempting recipes — proved futile. In the midst of this frenzied state of drooling and tabbing, drooling and tabbing, my mother … Continue reading

29. August 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Vegetarian | 34 comments

Julia Child Notecards + Farro Salad with Roasted Corn, Red peppers & Red Onions

Most of you know that Julia Child would have celebrated her 100th birthday this August 15th. For months, chefs, restaurants, bloggers and many others across the country have been paying tribute to her life and legacy. I joined in on … Continue reading

02. August 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 109 comments

Fries with Lemon Salt & Rosemary

Lemon sugar revolutionized baking for me. Lemon salt promises to do the same for everything else. Though my use of this flavored salt extends to this single recipe — “straw potatoes” seasoned with lemon salt (thanks to April Bloomfield) and … Continue reading

27. July 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 43 comments

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