My husband is a kitchen bully. This is just in his makeup–his mom is one, his aunts are…he grew up in a loud, large Italian family (his mom was one of 11) in upstate NY, and they are in the diner business. So he thinks he knows everything. Since he is cooking most of the […]

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I love the March issue of Bon Appetit–it’s their “favorite family dinners” issue. Normally I just tear out a page with a recipe I want my husband Matt to try–but this issue there were so many that sounded good that I am just saving the whole thing. Last night Matt tried these spice crusted carrots […]


It’s about that time of year when we’re all looking for twists on what we make at least once a week. We just tried this recipe out, which is roasted cauliflower with lemon, cilantro, and curry, and it was fantastic. It came from the Meatless cookbook, and we modified it ever so slightly. Ingredients: 1 […]


It’s challenging for me to find vegetable sides that my daughter will eat without having to be pushed. Last night, I was trying out the new Meatless cookbook and we tried the Swiss chard recipe from it. It was maybe the first time I had served chard to Clara, and now she says it’s her favorite. […]


While it may seem obvious to some, the idea of roasting all of your roast-able vegetables at once, so that we have a rainbow of reheatable nutrient-packed sides for family dinner (as well as lunch building blocks for yourself) was a revelation. Because, as we all know, protein is usually the easy part. We did […]


We are big fans of the new Meatless cookbook from Martha Stewart Living, which, as its name suggests is a perfect vegetarian primer. (Yes, we work there, but after cooking from it this weekend, we can safely say that we genuinely love it). We give big props in particular to the grain salad section, which gives you […]

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