Kitchen Classics: Chickpea, Tomato and Potato Stew for Winter’s Reprise

What?? It’s winter? Again?? Okay, Mother Nature, this is really getting old.  I mean, we’ve been tortured by  suffering with  enduring  tolerating winter since October 21, 2010 (should I feel guilty that that’s my birthday?).  Time for some warmer temps, dry streets, green buds poking their happy noses out of the ground.  Time for some […]

Vegetarian Veggie Burgers that are Made from Vegetables

I was around 12 when my friends and I first began to find ourselves interested in boys as romantic partners, and not simply background annoyances during art class.  (Yes, twelve is ancient by today’s standards!) During that year at school, we girls were all given a little blue pamphlet (because pink would have been so conventional, and […]

Don’t Mock (Tuna) Me: When “From Scratch” Disappoints

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I’m a “from scratch” kind of gal.  I mean, when you’ve been told you can’t eat anything processed, anything with additives, anything with coloring, anything with refined sweeteners or flours–basically, anything that’s not fresh from the vine or the ground–you learn to cook from […]

Lucky Comestible II (4): Tagine of Quinoa with Chickpeas, Olives and Prunes

  It’s a truism when discussing the era of flower children and Woodstock to say, “If you remember the ’60s, you probably weren’t there.”  When it comes to the 1980s, however, those of us who lived through it are more likely to lament, “I remember it all–if only I could forget!” Still, the Era of All Things Excessive (also known […]