No Regrets Potluck Pasta

You know what's better than Sunday night dinner? Sunday night potluck with friends and family! It spreads the work and increases the company. (Also I now have leftover open wine – good for a weekday glass or two!) Speaking of friends, I met Andrew Carmellini when he visited my radio show. Nicest guy and aContinue reading “No Regrets Potluck Pasta”

Veggie Zoup

In my house we call it zesty zoup, not necessarily because it's zesty (although it can be) but because we like saying zesty zoup. This vegan big batch recipe is a late summer staple. Mid winter veggies work just as well. The addition of barley gives a whole grain chewiness. Try adding quinoa if you'dContinue reading “Veggie Zoup”

Skirt Steak For Coffee Lovers

It's like being on the range without having to use an outdoor potty. Plus prepping this steak takes about 5 minutes. No more than 5 minutes per side on the grill (medium or coals) and it's a centerpiece dish. Bon Appetit was just one of the magazines offering up coffee as a marinade ingredient, soContinue reading “Skirt Steak For Coffee Lovers”

World’s Fastest Fish Dinner…And Recipe!

Place 1 1/2 lbs of white fish fillet (cod was on sale) on foil. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice and sprinkle with fresh herbs (here oregano & thyme, could be dill, parsley, chive). Salt & pepper. Lemon slices. Wrap and place in 375 oven for 10-15 minutes or on medium grill or coals. OpenContinue reading “World’s Fastest Fish Dinner…And Recipe!”

Meat-free Monday (or Tuesday or…) Pasta

I kind of daydream about this pasta. Ok I do daydream. And it's EZ! Throw it together – no deep thoughts. Altogether 3 steps. Cook pasta, blend pesto, roast tomatoes. Dot with ricotta and you're wishing for a spork :)! Don't go all crazy with the pesto recipe either – use your hands for measuringContinue reading “Meat-free Monday (or Tuesday or…) Pasta”

Every (any?) Day Hash

So I got two new boy dogs (see photo, below) and I have had less cooking time lately. Not to worry. Necessity being the mother of invention, I threw everything together in a hash this week that I think came out pretty well. Start with leftover potatoes – if I steam them for anything, IContinue reading “Every (any?) Day Hash”

Chicken! Again

Inspired by my girlfriend's lentil orzo salad (recipe to come from our just discovered mutual friend), I decided to circle the Mediterranean for our cookout. This yoghurt marinade draws Greece into the meal. So EZ! And you get great flavor in the otherwise flavorless breast. Ingredients: 8 oz Greek yoghurt 3 cloves garlic, minced (moreContinue reading “Chicken! Again”

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Dinner

I found a new way to cook pasta. Well, it's new to me. Plenty of folks cook lasagna noodles in the casserole, not before. Why not cook orzo hamburger helper style?! I didn't have hamburger, but ground pork works just as well. Then I scavenged from fridge and pantry. It's got no country of originContinue reading “Everything But The Kitchen Sink Dinner”