Chickpea Pasta with Sweet Potato

One of the best inventions ever was the one pot meal. All you have to do is chop and measure the ingredients, put it all in a pot together, leave it to simmer, and voila, a deeply flavorful meal with minimal effort and clean up. I’d been meaning to try Smitten Kitchen’s Quick Pasta and…

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Cardamom Rice

I must confess that I don’t watch “This Is Us”, so I am still wholeheartedly a fan of the slow cooker and all of its glory. While it is mostly hailed for its tender-meat-cooking abilities, the slow cooker also has its way with vegetables, especially the heartier squashes and potatoes. Last night I decided to…

French Green Beans with Couscous

The past two days were really fantastic. Besides being a rare warm March weekend, my parents came to visit us to celebrate Easter and my mom’s birthday! While they were here, we walked all over the city, enjoyed the rare opportunity to be outside, and ate a lot of delicious food together. Even though we…

Zucchini Pancakes with Salad

Today I had an absurdly enormous lunch at work because I participated in a tasting for the upcoming fundraiser I’m planning. I do not exaggerate when I tell you that I ate six hors d’oeuvres, two salads, two main courses, and four petit fours desserts, along with two glasses of wine. Needless to say, a…

Mushroom and Spinach Risotto

Today it was hubby’s turn to handle dinner, but he very nicely asked if I could help him make risotto since he wasn’t sure how to cook it and he had a yen. I also liked the sound of risotto for dinner, so I agreed to help. Plus, it would be great for him to…

Vegan-ish Lasagna

About a week ago, I was rummaging around in our food cabinet and saw that we had a box of oven ready lasagna noodles buried in the back – a rare find! When I ordered my groceries for this week (grocery delivery is the life hack of the century), I included extra red sauce and…