Kitchen Classics: Chickpea Pot Pie

With our wacky summer-like temperatures this past week breaking records more than once, it may seem out of sync to post a pot pie recipe.  And even though I first made this a few weeks ago, we’ve been enjoying it regularly since then. I like to think of it as my final nod to the winter weather that […]

Sweet and Sour Chickpeas

Can I tell you a secret?  But you have to swear you won’t tell anyone. This particular secret involves a clandestine, middle-of-the-night meeting in an abandoned field; secret code names; the removal of clothing; and a vow never to tell another soul. Oh, and three cans of neon yellow paint. (And I bet you thought you […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge: Spinach Roundup

This month’s SOS (Sweet or Savory) Kitchen Challenge asked readers to whip up dishes with spinach, and wow, did you ever take on this challenge with gusto! We received a dozen fantastic, creative recipes to try that all highlight the super-healthy leafy green.  And yes, a few desserts are included as well! Thanks to everyone […]

Warm Chickpea and Artichoke Salad

Yesterday afternoon, I called the HH at work and proposed.  (No, no, silly, not that kind of proposal! We are quite content with our “been there, done that, never going to be legally married again” status, thank you.)  What I proposed was this:  “HH, I just noticed that Joan Rivers is performing live tonight at the […]

Warm Butternut Salad with Chickpeas and Tahini Dressing

[Have you entered the Cookbook giveaway yet?  Choose any cookbook you like and you could win it as my Christmas present to you this year! Click here to enter–only one day left!] I meant to post about this recipe yesterday, but somehow, I’m, er, running a tad behind schedule.  How did I get so woefully tardy on […]

Curried Pumpkin Hummus*

* Or, Hummus in a World of Its Own As we often do, the HH and I made the trek to Montreal over the long weekend to spend the holidays with my family.  While I long ago became accustomed to toting along some sort of sustenance for these trips (my diet, even when I’m not on a candida cleanse, […]