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Category: Meatless Meals

Orecchiette with Buttermilk, Peas and Pistachios from Bon Appetit

Orecchiette with Buttermilk, Peas and Pistachios from Bon Appetit

When it comes to Buttermilk, I can come up with three recipes that require it: Waffles, Fried Chicken and Biscuits.  Buttermilk comes in quarts. The only recipe of the three that requires that much Buttermilk is perhaps the chicken marinade which is used to tenderize […]

A perfect warm weather dish: Niçoise Toasts from Molly Baz in Bon Appetit

A perfect warm weather dish: Niçoise Toasts from Molly Baz in Bon Appetit

I fell in love with this recipe in a heartbeat. It just looked so fresh, so complex and yet so simple to make. It’s the invention of Molly Baz who is a Senior Associate Food Editor at Bon Appetit.  She took her farmer’s market finds […]

Tortellini Soup with Spinach, Onions, Carrots and Fennel and how it ended up on our table.

Tortellini Soup with Spinach, Onions, Carrots and Fennel and how it ended up on our table.

When you live in a food town like New York, you discover places all over the city that are worth a detour anytime you’re close to them.  A recent doctor’s visit put me within two long blocks of the Sullivan Street Bakery.  I am so […]

Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberries

Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberries

I can’t think of a better weekend to pull out the waffle iron than the four-day orgy of food that is Thanksgiving.  Come to think of it, I can’t think of a weekend when I don’t want to pull out the waffle iron…but sense and […]

Orecchiete with Spring Greens in 25 Minutes Start to Finish

The way it works in our house is that I leave the recipe for whatever I am making for dinner sitting conspicuously on the kitchen counter.  It’s the first thing Andrew sees when he gets home and walks into the kitchen.  The only advance warning […]

Gulf Coast Crab Cakes with Lemon Butter

Some dishes are so associated with a single ingredient in my mind that when I come across a recipe without that ingredient, it’s almost a red flag.  So it was when I happened across this recipe for Gulf Coast Crab Cakes. In this case, it […]

Meatless Monday Perfected: A Virgin Patty Melt

My Meaty Patty Melt, the recipe is linked here.          From my very first taste of a Patty Melt, I was hooked.  Cheese-y, Onion-y, Buttery and of course Meaty, the earthy odor of Rye bread rises from the crisp package of ingredients that seem meant […]

Chop Chop Salad with Gingered Shrimp and with thanks to Daniel Boulud

The man himself, Daniel Boulud Who doesn’t love Daniel Boulud?  His restaurants are on everyone’s New York Top 10 list from Daniel to DBGB on the Bowery, of all places.  I have a particular soft spot for his Bar Boulud, across from Lincoln Center and […]

If it’s Meatless Monday, Zucchini Pappardelle Arrabiata with Corn, Chickpeas and Almonds ought to be on your table

“Zoodles” Pappardelle made from Zucchini The summer season may be over but summer’s not. And for the next several weeks the farm stands will be brimming with great produce. Fall is actually a fairly long growing season and really only ends with the first frost.  […]

Tyler Florence’s Asparagus Grilled Cheese with Poached Egg

                 I have been a fan of Tyler Florence for years.  There are no fewer than 11 of his recipes on Chewing the Fat.  His cookbook, “Tyler’s Ultimate” (Clarkson-Potter 2006) is among the most dog-eared in our collection.  When Chef Florence […]

Ina Garten’s Roasted Shrimp with Feta

          Shrimp is far and away the popular seafood in the country and has been for at least the last 10 years.  Nothing comes remotely close to per capita shrimp consumption which hit 3.6 lbs. last year.  Just for comparison, salmon catapulted […]

Melissa Clark’s Salmon with Anchovy-Garlic Butter

Melissa Clark Before you turn the page on this wonderful dish, let me assure that those dried-out and dreadful anchovies that someone left atop your last Caesar Salad are not at work here.  Instead, these flavor makers are worth a great deal more than their […]