Category Archives for Vegetarian

Spanakopita Strudels

I am Greek. I did not, however, grow up in a family like the one portrayed in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. My mother did not pack me “mouss-ka-ka” for lunch. My aunt never chased me around with a roasted … Continue reading

23. March 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Vegetarian | 117 comments

Farro Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts, Currants & Mustard Greens

Toasted pine nuts, Zante currants, a handful of mustard greens — smells awfully familiar, doesn’t it? That’s likely because it’s the exact makeup of the Zuni Cafe bread salad minus the bread. If it doesn’t ring a bell, I recommend … Continue reading

16. March 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Eating Locally, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 23 comments

Cauliflower and Apple Soup with Olive Oil-Fried Bread

Cauliflower eluded my kitchen for far too long. I discovered it only about a year ago, in roasted form at high heat tossed with nothing but olive oil and kosher salt, a method which produces perfectly charred salty florets, addictive … Continue reading

20. January 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Soup, Vegetarian | 28 comments

Lentil Soup + Mini Loaves = Complete Goodness

I’ve blogged about this soup once before, but when I did, it was summer, and I doubt I inspired any of you to run off and buy lentils. But this is a soup I really want you all to make, … Continue reading

05. January 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Soup, Vegetarian | 45 comments

Glogg + Parmesan-Rosemary Crackers = New Year’s Eve in the Making

My stepfather has a few tricks up his sleeve, two of which he breaks out every Christmas: cornbread stuffing and glogg. His stuffing deserves a separate post — it steals the show every year — but I imagine many of … Continue reading

30. December 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Cheese, Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres, Vegetarian | 19 comments

Butternut Squash and Crispy Sage Pizza, Five-Minutes-a-Day Style

I have a pizza dough recipe I adore. I swore in fact I would never attempt another recipe. But then I saw this. Yes, the Hertzberg-Francois team has released another book: Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day. … Continue reading

21. October 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Fall, Pizza, Vegetarian | 25 comments

Eggplant Involtini

On the fussiness scale, this recipe is up there. I hate to start on such a negative note, especially when these little ricotta-stuffed rolls turned out to be so stinking good, but I’ve become really lazy in the kitchen. When … Continue reading

29. September 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Vegetarian | 94 comments

Addictive Kale Caesar Salad with Brioche Croutons

I have a question for all of you mortar and pestle users out there: Do you find us knife-wielding, blender-pulsing, whisk-twirling folk offensive? You probably do. I suspect Tartine’s Chad Robertson would not approve of my adaptation of his caesar … Continue reading

22. September 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Lunch, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 13 comments

Lunch: Roasted Grapes with Thyme, Fresh Ricotta & Grilled Bread

Oh, hello there. Sorry to do this again while you’re all busy working, but I feel compelled to share another lunch with you: roasted grapes with thyme over grilled bread and fresh ricotta…yummmmmm. I promise to only do this when … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, appetizers2, Cheese, Lunch, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 55 comments

Lunch: Tomatoes, Ricotta, Grilled Bread

Oh, hi there. Just a quick little post here. I couldn’t resist sharing my lunch with all of you. I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty happy with it. And it took all of about 5 minutes to throw together. … Continue reading

29. August 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Lunch, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 7 comments

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