Nov 5, 2012
If someone asked me, “Do you like soup?” my answer would probably be a meh-ish, noncommittal shrug. (I don’t know why someone would ask me if I like soup. Just play along; I’m trying to make a point.)
Generally speaking, I’m not a soup-a- holic.
But then, if I think about it, there have been some memorably delicious bowls of soup in my life. Chicken soup with liver dumplings...
Sep 13, 2012
When I was growing up, my whole family ate dinner together at 5:00 p.m. most nights. But every once in a while, when I was a little older, I’d find myself in the house by myself, and that’s when I’d make weird stuff for dinner. Like a whole box of Steak-Umms (liberally sprinkled with garlic salt and browned in a pan until crispy) and a few Eggo waffles, burnt and slathered with butter....
Aug 18, 2011
Back in the day, before I cared so much about the food I put into my body – in those dark days when being skinny was the primary goal and high-carb, low-fat was the way to go – one of my favorite “I don’t feel like cooking” meals was a bowl of spaghetti with a little olive oil and parmesan cheese with a few (fat free) breadcrumbs sprinkled on top. It could be throw together in about...
Jul 7, 2011
You now how I know it’s summer? I mean, besides the 100+ temperatures predicted every day this week… OKRA and ZUCCHINI!
Last summer, I thought I’d discovered my favorite way to enjoy okra: rolled in almond meal and toasted in the oven. But last night, I discovered my One True Way To Eat Okra™. Say hello to grilled okra; I guarantee you’ll have a summer romance.
Jul 13, 2009
I once had a heated debate with an old workout buddy about zucchini. Our point/counterpoint, quibbling, and bickering lasted the entire hour-long workout. He said that zucchini has no taste and was, therefore, lame. I said that zucchini is delicious on its own and has the added benefit of welcoming with open arms whatever flavors with which you choose to surround it.
He thinks he won the argument, but I...