Category Archives: Mains

Tomato, Kale, Gruyere and Bread Casserole

If you want something hot, easy and loaded with veggies, give this French-style casserole a try! Here’s what you need: 2 bunches kale, stems removed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 cup white wine … Continue reading

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L.A. Kalbi, but with Chicken

Another recent find in the L.A. Times Food Section. This recipe was originally for Korean style short ribs, marinated in a sweet sauce and grilled. I was intrigued by the marinade–Asian pear and maple syrup–but wanted to make a healthier … Continue reading

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Bistro-Style Meatloaf

My grandma–Simon and Jacob’s gigi, has been saving the LA Times Food Sections for me. I pulled this recipe from one of the more recent ones, simplified the ingredients and preparation a bit, and it was great. Here’s what you … Continue reading

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Carrot, Broccoli and Egg Terrine

Going down the rabbit-hole of reading about “genius” cooking tips online, I came across a list of carrot recipes, which included a Wolfgang Puck recipe for a terrine similar to the one I assembled. Today, I gave it a try. … Continue reading

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Oven-Roasted Tomato Vodka Sauce

I always love a good tomato sauce, especially one you can eat on pasta or as soup. This one had a small list of ingredients, simple steps, and didn’t require anything too seasonal. We gave it a try and loved … Continue reading

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Just Cauliflower Soup

Simon randomly requests different vegetables–cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini, broccoli. Most recently, he asked for cauliflower, in part because Highlights Magazine had a recipe for cauliflower “popcorn.” Well, we didn’t make that, but when I came across this super simple cauliflower soup … Continue reading

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Gingery Japanese Ground Beef Bowls

I’ve started printing recipes to a “Try” folder whenever I come across them so I have some ideas ready when it’s time to go to the store. This time I tried a super simple and quick ground beef recipe, and … Continue reading

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One-Pot Stovetop Lasagna

Like everyone else, being at home means more opportunities to cook nourishing and delicious food for my family. Also, time to go down rabbit holes of recipes featured on Instagram, to cooking blogs, to lists of best recipes. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Dengu (aka Kenyan Lentils)

For Christmas this year, we were invited to celebrate with a wonderful group of Kenyans. One of my favorite dishes was a simple stew of lentils, tomatoes, cilantro and red onions. I asked the chef for the recipe, and then … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Tofu

Here’s what you need: 1 package extra firm tofu 1 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon neutral oil (I use safflower oil) 1 tablespoon garlic paste or 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 tablespoon ginger paste, or 1 teaspoon ground ginger, or 1/2 … Continue reading

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