Category Archives for Vegetarian

Blue Cheese Dressing

Ben’s friend Aaron is a very good cook, a master of tacos, chicken parmesan and steak frites, in fact. Unfortunately for all of us, he’s a little possessive over his recipes. And he’s a tease, too. Often he’ll email me … Continue reading

23. June 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Cheese, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 8 comments

Summer Squash Gratin

This is the recipe that broke the streak. A two-month-long, five-meal-rotation streak consisting of burgers, meatloaf, roast chicken, burgers and quiche. It was time. It was time to put some effort into dinner; to try something new; to open up … Continue reading

17. June 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: CSA, Eating Locally, Entrees, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 15 comments

Whole Roasted Garlic

Have you ever roasted a whole head of garlic? And then squeezed the sweet, soft cloves over warm French bread? And then sprinkled the spread with a bit of sea salt? It is so delectable. Never did I imagine eating … Continue reading

07. June 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Bread, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | Tags: , , | 13 comments

Crispy Kale Chips

They’re sort of one of those things you have to try to believe. When a friend proclaimed she and her husband (who has been known to drive 40 minutes for his favorite burger) preferred kale chips to potato chips and … Continue reading

17. March 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Eating Locally, Side dishes, Vegetarian | Tags: , | 19 comments

Homemade Applesauce

You all know it takes no time to whip up homemade applesauce, right? And you know how good it is, too, right? Just a quick little post here to make sure. I’ve been enlisted to make applesauce for this Thanksgiving … Continue reading

23. November 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Fall, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Side dishes, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , | 10 comments

Lidia Bastianich’s Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter

I haven’t been drawn to a recipe like this in awhile. It’s not that butternut squash with sage brown butter doesn’t sound insanely delicious — seriously, what sounds better this time of year? — it’s just that these days my … Continue reading

31. October 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Vegetarian | Tags: , , | 18 comments

Fresh Corn Polenta — Where Have You Been All My Life?

Fresh corn polenta — oh fresh corn polenta! How could I have forgotten about you? I discovered you this time last year. I was out to eat. You were in my bowl. It was love at first bite. You were … Continue reading

18. October 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Breakfast, Cheese, Eating Locally, Entrees, Vegetarian | Tags: , , | 21 comments

Sautéed Corn + an End of Summer Salad

I’m spoiled. Really spoiled. I live in a place where even tomatoes still taste good this time of year. I’m not trying to rub it in, just expressing my gratitude. I do realize, however, we are approaching mid-October and already … Continue reading

11. October 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Eating Locally, Entrees, Salads, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , | 11 comments

Nectarine Pizza with Fresh Basil and Reduced Balsamic

I ate this whole pizza tonight. All of it. By myself. Not one slice remains for me for my breakfast tomorrow. I tried to refrain. No dice. So, if you’re still in summer-bathing-suit mode, avert your eyes. This combination is … Continue reading

18. August 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Eating Locally, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Pizza, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , , , | 52 comments

A Super Summery Pasta

I am obsessed with roasted red peppers at the moment. I have been preparing them by the half dozen and using them all week chopped up in salads or left whole in sandwiches or laid atop a bagel with cream … Continue reading

18. July 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Entrees, Pasta, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 34 comments

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