Wheatberry and Mushroom Risotto-esque Pilaf

This recipe has been cooking in my head for about a week. It came out pretty good! The texture of the wheatberries is divine, and the flavors blend nicely. I had access to oyster mushrooms and shallots, so I used them, but this dish would definitely still be good using their less fancy cousins. Also,…

Hot Pepper, Black Bean, and Cherry Tomato Salad

Inspired by Courtney and her hanging garden… Warning: If you have an aversion to spicy food, cilantro, or arugula, this is not for you. Note: The version I had for dinner did not have scallions in it, but I wished it had, so I added it to the ingredient list, untested. 1 basket ripe cherry…

Adzuki, Soba, and Spinach Dinner in a Bowl

  When I was putting together the ingredients for this dish, I had in mind to stir-fry the components together. Once I had made the sauce, however, I decided to try mixing it in before proceeding to the stir-fry stage. I loved the bold flavors of the uncooked ginger and garlic, and decided to leave…

Asparagus and Brie Baked Ziti (Well, Rigatoni)

  I’ve been dreaming of this for months. Finally, I found some decent asparagus. For this recipe, I used 50% whole wheat rigatoni, which worked nicely. I do not recommend using 100% whole wheat, as the the flavor would become dominant. Oh, and it came out every bit as good as I imagined…! 1 500gm/16…

Herbed Mushrooms

This is a brand new one. Saw the mushrooms in the store. Had to have them. 25 clean button or baby bella mushrooms 2 tbs butter and/or olive oil 4 large cloves garlic, crushed 1 healthy sprig fresh oregano 1 sprig fresh sage 1 pinch coarse salt freshly ground black pepper, to taste optional: 2-3…

Here goes Spiced Chick Pea Soup…

I’ve been thinking about doing something like this for a while, so, here goes… Oh, but first, a disclaimer, and a note: Sharing recipes is a new thing for me. I will do my best to explain the steps clearly, and to estimate quantities accurately, but please bear with me at the beginning of this…