Archive for the ‘main courses’ Category

Right. Chickpea and kale curry was not the dream dinner you were hoping for tonight. And forget getting the kids on board.  Kinda seems unfinished, like it needs lamb meatballs or a ring of bologna on top.  Believe me. This simple, incredibly easy, meatless, hassleless, exotically savory meal is totally, certifiably … Read More

For those of you on our holiday card exchange list, I apologize. I’m about to take away the smoke and mirrors, fling open the curtain, break the fourth wall, and reveal the illusion that those smiling subjects, posed ever so gleefully on the front of our holiday cards, are fake. … Read More

While waiting at the car wash, I bought a few cookbooks. It only makes sense that the car wash sells coffee table books about midcentury architecture and lemongrass mood candles along with Little Trees car fresheners, f-bomb birthday cards, and Mallo cups.  One car wash in town even has … Read More

Most grocers now devote an entire aisle to prepared pasta sauce.  Jarred sauces are great in a pinch (this is my go-to), but there’s something fresh and special about a simple sauce you make at home.  With a handful of ingredients, you can very easily pull together this vodka sauce … Read More

Because we all need some magic when energy is low and demands are high.  Roast salmon with a simple, yet impressive honey-mustardy-thymey glaze, can whip together for a weeknight meal or for a special dinner party or even a weeknight meal that feels like a special dinner party.

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