Mom’s Greek Salad

This past month has been one of the most tumultuous months of my life, from a terrifyingly close call at the Boston Marathon to my graduation from *gasp* college. The vast number of uncertainties and changes in my life is daunting. One thing that will always be a constant in my life is this GreekContinue reading “Mom’s Greek Salad”

Banana Cream Pudding Cookies

 Unexpected flavors, with the crunch of Nilla wafers, and the added sweetness of white chocolate pieces, these Banana Cream Pudding Cookies took me by surprise– in the best way possible. With the help of pudding mix, the cookies stay moist in the center, while still being sturdy. You could try using any type of chocolate chipContinue reading “Banana Cream Pudding Cookies”

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

Winter is depressing; this chili is not. A warm bowl of Hearty Vegetarian Chili is the perfect solution for a winter meal. Besides the chopping of vegetables, this chili comes together in no time. The recipe makes several servings, but let it be known that the leftovers are just as good as the freshly made still-in-the-pot chili.Continue reading “Hearty Vegetarian Chili”

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies with Sea Salt

There is a photo of me at age six, sitting at the kitchen table with my fingers and face covered in chocolate brownie batter. I am also wearing blue fuzzy earmuffs, simply because I liked them. Or maybe I was wearing them so I wouldn’t be able to hear my father telling me to stopContinue reading “Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies with Sea Salt”

Small Yield Blueberry Muffins

The end of the summertime means goodbyes to friends, house-rattling thunderstorms, packing boxes, and the best local produce of the year. An impromptu brunch for two people called for a quick, small batch of muffins. Blueberry muffins, that is.  These muffins are dense, and can be lightened by substituting cake flour for some of theContinue reading “Small Yield Blueberry Muffins”

Blueberry Corn Salad

Before I knew much about food, I figured the category “Fruits and Vegetables” should be two categories, “Fruit” and “Vegetables.” But after tasting salads such as arugula and watermelon or even mango salsa, I have realized that fruits and vegetables complement each other. Maybe you are saying “Duh” or maybe you have not ventured intoContinue reading “Blueberry Corn Salad”

Corn Chowder

If you have ever tried to photograph soup, you will know that it is hard to make it look appealing. It usually looks like a bowl of mush, or a bowl of a solid color. No glamour, that’s for sure. But just because a food may not look great in a photograph doesn’t mean it’sContinue reading “Corn Chowder”

Healthy Garlic Breadcrumb Baked Fish

I am many miles away from this place… Going to school in upstate New York means that the fish supply is questionable. I’m not keen on the “fresh” fish that is sold in the supermarket, and there aren’t any boutique fish markets around. True, I could go ice fishing as many residents do, but theContinue reading “Healthy Garlic Breadcrumb Baked Fish”

Green Things, Roasted

The best thing about being back at school, other than my brilliant Creative Writing Workshop, is that I finally have an oven. I am (most certainly) making my way in life: first going from an oven-less kitchen with a less-than-desirable electric stove top, then to an kitchen with an oven and a more desirable electricContinue reading “Green Things, Roasted”