Curried Red Lentil Soup

Lentils. I’ve never really given them much thought and never even had any in the house, but we had some lentil soup at a local restaurant and James seemed to enjoy it. Although I liked the way it tasted, the brown-mush-look in combination with the dreary Atlanta weather didn’t exactly appeal to me. Regardless, I… Continue reading Curried Red Lentil Soup

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Oven-Roasted Tomatoes and Vodka Sauce

Tomatoes are starting to roll in, and not even I can keep up with eating that many BLTs.  One of the easiest and most versatile ways to take advantage of this is to oven-roast the tomatoes.  I love the super-concentrated, sweet taste of roasted tomatoes – and you can use them in a sauce, eat… Continue reading Oven-Roasted Tomatoes and Vodka Sauce

Acorn Squash with Kale and Pecans

We’re starting a new venture with community-supported agriculture this year, and we’re signed up with Rise ‘n Shine Organic Farm.  Two weeks into it now, we’ve racked up plenty of good things  – lettuce, kale, radishes, swiss chard, carrots  –  and also supplements of local honey, pecans, and grits since the growing season here is… Continue reading Acorn Squash with Kale and Pecans

Roasted Kabocha Orange Squash

So…I think there was something big going on in the last week and I never got around to posting about this delicious squash.  Something about an election?  Thank goodness that’s over! Last year I “discovered” delicata squash and I’ve been keeping an eye out for it at the market, but no luck so far.  Time… Continue reading Roasted Kabocha Orange Squash

Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes (gluten-free and grain-free)

Recipe from Nourishing Days Mr. “He Cleans” requested pancakes for breakfast this weekend, and I was happy to give them a try. I haven’t made pancakes since we went gluten-free and I wasn’t too sure how they would turn out.  My experience with almond flour is that it holds up pretty good unless you get… Continue reading Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes (gluten-free and grain-free)

Summer Squash Hummus (Bean-less, Gluten-free)

I find myself with a surplus of white, patty pan squash.  I have roasted it, baked it in a casserole, and eaten it sliced and sauteed in butter.  It’s all good – but I know there are gardeners (and cooks) out there that are looking for more things to do with their bounty of summer… Continue reading Summer Squash Hummus (Bean-less, Gluten-free)

Summer Squash Casserole with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Our good-gardener, neighbor Mike brought us some beautiful pattypan squash from his garden, and also a package of heirloom tomatoes that he had sun-dried and put up from another year’s bounty.  I’m so glad I live near a generous person with a green thumb!  Mike suggested cooking the squash in a tomato sauce with some… Continue reading Summer Squash Casserole with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Alex Boake’s Gluten-Free Onions au Gratin

When we first started this blog, it was hard to imagine that anyone would see it except our friends, who could be subjected to nagging and arm-twisting until they clicked on the links we sent them to our creations.  Thanks to blogging “tools”, we could even track where the 20 or so hits we were… Continue reading Alex Boake’s Gluten-Free Onions au Gratin

Roasted Eggplant and Sweet Pepper Dip

Back when I played tennis, which was one broken ankle and more than a few years ago, my team may not have always have won the match but, by god, we always had a great table of food.  Not being one of the best players on my team, I liked to think that I somehow… Continue reading Roasted Eggplant and Sweet Pepper Dip

Spanish-Style Portobello Mushrooms and Peppers

Modified from Whole Foods Recipes, via iphone app Wow, we were blown away by how wonderful these peppers and portobello mushrooms were!  Roasted mushrooms and peppers are one of our favorite side dishes, but the vinaigrette from this recipe with capers, garlic, and raisins added a sweet and sour dimension that turned this dish from… Continue reading Spanish-Style Portobello Mushrooms and Peppers

Roasted Lima Beans with Italian Herbs

Modified from Wholefoods.com It was not shaping up to be an exciting day for vegetables.  There were slim pickings in the refrigerator, and I didn’t relish the idea of going out to the grocery store in the rain.  However, the ever-dependable lima beans were waiting in the freezer.  Waiting for a chance to be something… Continue reading Roasted Lima Beans with Italian Herbs

Twice-Cooked Zucchini Boats

I confess – I’ve been a little crazed with the zucchini this year.  Not because I actually grew any  – – I am a horrible gardener!  I planted several zucchini plants, and didn’t grow a single squash.  When people talk of how productive their plants are, and they “just don’t know what to do with… Continue reading Twice-Cooked Zucchini Boats

Roasted Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This soup is really “Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Cheddar and Jack Cheese”, but that title isn’t very catchy.  Whatever you call it, it is hearty and delicious, and will warm up your belly on a chilly day. There’s no flour thickener in this soup!  Hand-blending the roasted vegetables in the pan thickened the soup,… Continue reading Roasted Broccoli Cheddar Soup