Monthly archives of “January 2011

comment 0

Pipe Rigate with Broccoli and Capers

Most people know, but few believe, that I was a vegetarian for 11 years. I have no regrets. What started as an act of pre-adolescent self-rightiousness turned into a decade-long stint. It left me with a deep appreciation of weird, gnarled tubers and difficult squash,… Read More

Filed under: Uncategorized
comments 2

Very Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Let’s try this again. After my brothers poo-pooed my mac and cheese last year, I tried another version this year for the holidays. This time I only used pre-shredded Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Parmesan — nixing the fancy schmancy Gruyère and smoked mozzerella that are… Read More

Filed under: Uncategorized
comments 2

An Ode to My Mom

“See this?” I looked up and saw my mom holding up an egg roll that I had just finished rolling. She picked up another one. “Now which one is yours?” I sheepishly pointed to the lumpy, misshapen one on the left, “”Um, that one?” Side… Read More

Filed under: Uncategorized
comment 0

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup

Doesn’t it feel good to be back home after two weeks away? The kitchen especially feels calm and cozy, ready for warming soups and stews — the kinds of things you crave when the weather is nippy. This recipe is super easy, as are the… Read More

Filed under: Uncategorized