I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Graham and I have a tradition of cooking for each other on Valentines. It started when Graham invited me over to his house shortly after we started dating and made a stir-fry for me for Valentine’s Day dinner. Suffice it to say I was impressed [...]
January seems to have gotten away from me! I guess time flies when you are having fun…studying! Unfortunately, it seems as though this semester is not going to be any easier than last semester, but I’ve made it through one semester, so I’m pretty sure I can do it again!
Following up on last week’s post, today’s salad is also one that was introduced to me by one of my classmates (nutrition folks really like good food!). Although the ingredients in this salad are very simple, the resulting salad is more than just the sum of its parts. Beyond the flavor, I [...]
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are getting into the swing of things in the New Year. Graham and I enjoyed spending lots of time with friends and family and eating way too much good food over the last few weeks. We are now trying [...]
Perhaps I should have titled this post, “Chocolate Pecan Pie with a Twist,” because with vodka in the crust and Kahlua in the filling, this pie sounds more like a cocktail than a dessert. While it may sound like a tasty mixed-drink, let me assure you that you cannot taste the vodka in [...]
We’ve got another pumpkin recipe for you! I served these rolls as part of our Thanksgiving dinner, and they were a nice complement to the Vegetable Wellingtons that we posted last week. If you are like me and can’t seem to get enough pumpkin—whether in savory or sweet dishes—give these rolls a try!
We hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! We’ve really been enjoying the long weekend, and have actually had a chance to relax a bit from all of the craziness of the semester, before the final push. I also had some time do some serious cooking, and am hoping to share some of my [...]
What a week!! I had two big midterms last week and I am still recovering from all the studying and test-related stress! Luckily, our friend Suzanne offered to prepare a post for us. Suzanne is one of our good friends from UC Berkeley (where I got my masters—I guess I just love being [...]
The leaves have started to turn and there is a chill in the air that signals we are deep into fall and most important—deep into honey crisp apple season! I’ve talked about my love of honey crisp apples before, and of course couldn’t resist buying a huge bag of them when I saw [...]
I took a quick study break this weekend to do a little baking. It has been a while since I’ve had even the time to think about cooking, between studying for my five different classes in biochemistry, bio-statistics, nutrition policy, research methods, and doctoral research – they are definitely keeping me busy! I’m [...]
So it has been just over three years since we started this blog – our first post was on September 7, 2009! Sally has been working hard getting started on her PhD program, learning all about biochemistry, biostatistics, and cutting-edge nutrition research methods, and so hasn’t had any time in the last couple of weeks [...]
Well it has been a busy few weeks around here. I just started a PhD program, so I am officially a student again!!! After so many years of working it has been challenging to transition back into being a student, but I am really excited about my program (public health with an emphasis [...]
If there is one thing I can’t resist at a party or potluck it is spinach artichoke dip. So when I came across a recipe for spinach artichoke dip potato salad in Southern Living, I was all over it. Regular potato salad can be on the bland side, but the addition of spinach, [...]
Graham is a big fan of fettuccine alfredo and is always tempted to order it when we go out for Italian food. While this creamy, buttery, and cheesy dish is delicious, its ingredients pack a fatty punch—which has no doubt led to its notorious nickname: “heart attack on a plate!”
Given the unhealthy nature [...]
We finally got around to organizing our photos from our recent trip to the UK—no easy task when you take over 1,100 pictures! We thought we’d share some of our favorite shots and sampling of some of the food we ate during the trip.
On our trip through England, Scotland and Wales we drove through beautiful [...]
Have you ever made your own yogurt? Well I hadn’t until just recently, and now I’m hooked. I never thought it could be so easy and so good. In general, I’m a big fan of yogurt, but I stopped buying it because of all of the waste from those little yogurt containers. While [...]
We recently returned from our annual reunion with Graham’s side of the family, and once again we were on call for cooking one of the dinners of the week – for 25 people! Graham’s sister Ashley and her fiancé Brian were on duty as well, and we wanted to make something that matched [...]
Okay, we’re back from our vacation to the UK, which I have to say was pretty awesome. We visited several good friends (including Vivek, Jeanie, Sarah, Stephanie, and Paul – it was great seeing you guys!), saw lots of cool places, and ate lots of good food, and are looking forward [...]
I’m not sure what time it is where you are, but around here its cocktail time! Graham finished up his first year as an assistant professor, and we are celebrating by having cocktails and going on vacation!
I’ve been really into the combination of mint and ginger lately, so I decided to [...]
I have a new favorite bean dish! It was so good that I just wanted to keep eating and eating it—which is actually exactly what we did, since I made so much of it! The combination of the hearty tomato sauce, earthy lima beans, salty feta, crispy panko, and zesty oregano pesto put [...]
So for my last post, I shared a picture of my new container herb garden, but my small garden (which is doing quite well by the way!) is nothing compared to my mom’s garden. She has five raised beds filled with all sorts of veggies and herbs, and she has started expanding and [...]
Just a quick post today, as I am still catching up from my trip to California for work and my sister’s wedding. I did make it a priority to plant some herbs and tomatoes this weekend though. This year we are growing chives, dill, flat leaf parsley, oregano, thyme, sage, rosemary, [...]
I felt like the queen of leftovers last week. The biscuits that I made over the weekend used up the sour cream and some of the cheddar from our recent party, and these chili cheese fries were a great way to use up some extra beans and cheese. Graham and I liked the [...]
This weekend we had a few friends over to celebrate Graham’s birthday, which was a lot of fun. For the celebration, I ended up making some old favorites from the blog including corn and manchego cheese empanadas and black bean soft tacos. I also made carrot cake cupcakes loaded with cream [...]
When I set about making these thumbprint cookies, I was expecting another mishap—in part because of my recent kitchen adventures, but also because I was modifying a recipe I had never tried before. However, the resulting cookies were delicious and provided yet another way to use up [...]
I seem to be having a tough time getting back into the groove in the kitchen since my last trip. Its not that I haven’t been cooking, its just that I haven’t been cooking anything that turns out well. For example, yesterday I attempted to make this cran-walnut pumpkin bread and it definitely didn’t [...]
My older sister is getting married in April, and as the matron of honor for her wedding I’ve been heavily involved in planning her wedding shower and bachelorette party. Since I am now living across the country from my sister, we decided that instead of flying west multiple times this spring, [...]
As some of you may recall, I posted a recipe for making homemade almond milk a few weeks ago. Since I started making my own almond milk, I’ve been trying to find recipes to use up all the leftover pulp. This week I used some of the almond pulp to make [...]
I’ve jumped on the no-knead bread wagon! It seems like almost all of the blogs and cooking magazines that I read have at one point featured some version of no-knead bread. I wasn’t sure if the blogosphere needed another no-knead bread recipe (or in this case, an “almost no-knead” bread recipe), [...]
Whenever I tell Graham that I am going to make homemade ice cream, the first question out of his mouth is, “are you making rum raisin?” Of all of the ice cream I’ve made since getting an ice cream maker last summer, rum raisin ice cream is by far our favorite. [...]
I’ll admit that I probably could have done a little more to make this red blob of a dish look more appealing, but I was so eager to eat it that I didn’t spend much time on making it look pretty. Yes, this dish probably won’t win any beauty contests, but [...]
I haven’t mastered this recipe yet, so I wasn’t going to post it until I had made it again–but when it resulted in something drinkable, I was so excited that I couldn’t help but post it!
Making homemade almond milk is another one of my attempts to stick to our New Year’s resolution of [...]
I’m a big fan of curry and Indian food in general, and since there are so many great vegetarian Indian dishes, I would love to be able to make more of them at home. In the past I’ve tended to shy away from making homemade Indian food because I’ve heard lots of stories [...]
And we’re back…I apologize for the lack of posts around here lately. I can rattle off a number of excuses (including travel, personal projects, etc.), but I’ll spare you the details and get right into today’s post…!
Today’s recipes were inspired by mainly two things: a cute new kitchen towel and a New Year’s [...]
Surprise! It’s another sweet potato dish! As I mentioned in our last post, we’re working through a huge basket of sweet potatoes from our CSA box. Luckily they last a while, so we haven’t been eating them for every meal (many of them though!).
If you are looking for a [...]
We are definitely not hurting for sweet potatoes around here! Week after week they kept coming in our CSA box—and not just a few small ones, but big bags of them. Fortunately, we both enjoy sweet potatoes and for the most part I’ve been able to keep up with the steady [...]
Do you ever look in the fridge and realize that there are a bunch of eggs in there that need to eaten, but you’re just not sure what to cook them with? When I buy eggs for a baking project, I’m often left with a good number of them that need a recipe. [...]
We hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! We spent the weekend with friends in Hilton Head, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. We are still recovering from our fun, food-filled weekend, so we don’t have a recipe for you today. We’ll be back soon with another Tasty Easy Healthy Green recipe though!
Chocolate and dulce de leche—these two ingredients pretty much speak for themselves, so I’m not sure I need to say much more about them. I will say just a bit more though—because these fudgy chocolate cookies smeared with rich dulce de leche blew our socks off (and probably made us loosen our belts)! [...]
Now that we are not living in California anymore, I get asked all the time if I miss it. Mostly I miss living in close proximity to family and friends, but I also miss the food! We were completely spoiled by all of the great restaurants in the Bay Area and often find [...]
A few weeks ago, Cathy, the creator of the blog “What would Cathy Eat?,” challenged other bloggers to post a Thanksgiving recipe that might help inspire others to have a healthier holiday. Since I usually end up eating the side dishes at Thanksgiving, I thought I’d accept her challenge and try to come [...]
It wasn’t until the summer before my junior year in college that I learned that a “flapjack” is more than just another name for a pancake. It’s actually a whole other type of food –a kind of sweet oat bar. That summer, I did a study abroad program in Cambridge, England and in [...]
I often like to read my cooking magazines cover-to-cover and sometimes even try to read some of my cookbooks like novels—meaning that I read through each ingredient list and all of the juicy details of the recipe preparation. Some people might find this habit a little strange and may find it even stranger [...]
I’ve read in a number of magazines and online that you should never prepare a new recipe for a dinner party. They all say, stick with a dish that you’ve made several times and don’t try making something new. I definitely understand the logic behind this advice—I mean, who wants to risk a [...]
The undeniable crispness in the air and the falling leaves that are beginning to blanket our backyard mean it’s the perfect time of year for making soup. There are a ton of different soup recipes out there, but one in particular has already captured my heart this season. It is so [...]
I’m very excited about the pumpkins, apples and other fall produce that is showing up at our farmers market, but I’m also a little sad to see the summer tomatoes disappearing. If you’re like me and are still trying desperately to make use of the last of summer’s bounty, today’s recipe [...]
Now that we live in the south, I’ve been trying to embrace southern cooking a little more. Okra seems to be one of the staples of southern cuisine, so when I saw some pretty purple and green okra at the farmer’s market recently, I couldn’t help but take home a large [...]
While school has started and summer has ended, summer produce is still making an appearance at our farmer’s market. In addition to allowing us to savor some of the last summer corn and peaches, this soup allowed me to use up some miso that has been sitting idly in our fridge [...]
It is hard to believe that it has been ten years since that fateful day in September 2001. While Graham was in China watching events unfold from afar, I was actually in New York City visiting my sister. She was in graduate school at NYU and we were staying at her apartment in [...]
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
I remember singing that line over and over again with my fellow campers at summer camp as we cranked away at the handle of an old-fashioned ice cream maker. After all of that churning and singing we’d build up a mighty appetite that only [...]