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”

Arugula, Ricotta, Lemon Spaghetti

My mother makes tantalizingly good lasagna. She is semi-famous in our family for it (and for accidentally broiling a turkey on Christmas Day). Layer upon layer of oozing cheese and fresh tomato sauce, this lasagna is a staple for family get-togethers. Unfortunately, a whole lasagna is time-consuming to make and large for someone living onContinue reading “Arugula, Ricotta, Lemon Spaghetti”

The Simple Things: Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

Sometimes it’s the simple things that matter. I’m at a point in my life (i.e. one year until I graduate from college) where suddenly it seems like the “big things” take precedence. And then I take a step back and I see this: …a still pond on a perfect summer’s day… …a surprise thunderstorm… …Robin’sContinue reading “The Simple Things: Balsamic Roasted Asparagus”

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”

It’s Stamp Collecting Month

It seems that nowadays there’s a month or day for celebrating just about everything under the sun. Take for example, the following commemorative months, which I have not made up: January: California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month February: Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month March: Caffeine Awareness Month April: Landscape Architecture Month May: Vinegar Month June: AccordionContinue reading “It’s Stamp Collecting Month”