Category Archives for Vegetarian

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 | 44 comments

Acrobatic Granola Bars

At batch 25, I discovered what I wanted a granola bar to be able to do for me: a backbend. No, no — it’s not just that I’m overcome with Olympic spirit and am counting the seconds till I see … Continue reading

15. July 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Vegetarian | 46 comments

The Bran Muffin To End All Bran Muffins

Many of you already know of this bran muffin, a Nancy Silverton creation served at the widely adored La Brea Bakery. Made with toasted wheat bran, freshly grated orange zest, and simmered and puréed raisins, it is one of the … Continue reading

20. June 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 32 comments

Summer Squash Spaghetti

Several years ago I bought a Benriner turning slicer. It is a ridiculous (but fun) tool that sits in my cupboard 364 days a year. To justify hanging on to it, I pull it out every year, just once, at … Continue reading

14. June 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Entrees, Pasta, Vegetarian | 20 comments

Tipo 00 Flour — Worth Paying For Shipping

A series of fortuitous events in the past few months have led to a number of wonderful discoveries: an ingredient — Tipo 00 flour; a technique — minimal handling of dough; and a reward — the best pizza I have … Continue reading

31. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Pizza, Vegetarian | 115 comments

Falafel with Lima Bean Salad

When you live in a land where your best options for ethnic food reside in the hot-food buffet line at Wegmans, you have to take matters into your own hands. Several days ago, after finding myself pedalling to Christos’ falafel … Continue reading

09. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Vegetarian | 23 comments

Tartine-Style Asparagus & Spring Onion Croque Monsieur

Yesterday morning, a little self-intervention led to a most-delicious discovery. This is what happened. After finding myself once again scouring the internet for Tartine’s croque monsieur recipe, clicking on fruitless links I had clicked on before, and seeing myself heading … Continue reading

13. April 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Cheese, CSA, Eating Locally, Lunch, Vegetarian | 39 comments

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