**This page is undergoing renovation**
When I moved my website to a new host, many of my links were broken. All these recipes do exist on my website, but presently require a search. The links are rebuilt to halfway down the page where I’ve placed a note: *links fixed to here…*
Kale chips – can be raw if you use a dehydrator instead of the oven.
Walnut Pâté – raw and vegan
Not Tuna Pâté – raw and vegan
Flax Muffins – adapted from Bob’s Red Mill package back.
My mom’s secret brie
Fish Chowder – simple and fast with frozen cod fillets.
Rockin’ Roasted Cauliflower Soup – Makes a delicious creamy cauliflower soup with roasted cauliflower. Prompted my teenage daughter to say that she LOVES cauliflower – which I know not to have not been true prior to having this soup last night.
Kabocha Red Lentil Coconut Soup– This will take you to a recipe on Maya’s blog. This link will take you a post with my slight variations on the same recipe. after I made this soup for the first time, I immediately made it again the following week, because Bella loved it so much.
Roger’s Orgasmic Créme – Actually Cream of Leek. Very simple and classy.
Greek Lentil Soup (slightly modified from The Bean Bible) – a very simple soup, which is made extra-delicious with homemade chicken stock.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup (easy-peasy crockpot style)
a zero-point Veggie Soup (good hot or cold)
Basic directions for making a French-style vegetable soup
The Cowboy Cavier Malnove Salad – It’s a cut-open-and-serve kind of salad. Delicious and simple.
Pecan Sweet Potatoes – this one is a family favorite for Thanksgiving: fail-proof winner!
Napa Crunch – a simple crunchy salad with five ingredients. Good for potlucks.
Homemade Mac and Cheese (my tweaks on Cabbagetown Cafe’s original recipe)
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MAIN COURSES WITH MEAT
Chicken Piccata – with help from the Joy of Cooking.
Tilapia with Peppers and Olives – from Real Simple magazine (October 2009)
Salmon Wellington – once Bella’s favorite thing from Costco, now her favorite thing to make at home.
Chicken Korma – (adapted from Mark Bittman’s The Best Recipes in the World)
Roman-style Braised Pork Spareribs with Cabbage – (adapted from Mark Bittman’s The Best Recipes in the World)
Osso buco – veal shanks are expensive (I spent nearly $100 buying them at Bristol Farms), but this is a delicious meal for a special occasion.
Provence-Style Chicken (adapted from Mark Bittman’s The Best Recipes in the World)
Kung Pao Chicken (from Mark Bittman’s The Best Recipes in the World)
Authentic Green Enchilades (this external link takes you to Maya’s blog)
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (very general Jewish family recipe)
Oyster and Chestnut Stuffing – This is my favorite dish every holiday.
Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole – This recipe will feed a crowd.
Chili con carne in a pressure cooker.
Three Alarm Chili Con Carne (the most authentic chili ever)
Alouette Croissant Sandwiches – like they used to make at the Perfect Cup, a cafe that once existed at White Flint Mall in Rockville, Maryland. Bella adores these and so we make them for special occasions, like every day for a week preceding a birthday.
General directions for roasting a chicken.
Peanut Sauce – a simple version of the already simple recipe Mark Bittman uses in How to Cook Everything.
Cranberry Sauce – we use this recipe every Thanksgiving, and I always make double so there’s plenty to spread on turkey sandwiches afterwards.
Caramel ‘n Chocolate Pecan Bars – ridiculously good, but too decadent to make often..
Spiced Almond Wafers – these refrigerator cookies are not too sweet and and great with a hot cup of tea.
Key Lime Pie – paraphrased from Mark Bittman
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies – without dairy or white flour.
Very excellent Carrot Cake (I double and quadruple this recipe regularly.)
Dark Chocolate Truffles (by Caryn)
Rum Cake American-Style – Perfect for festive occasions and gift-giving.
Coconut Macaroons – perfect for instant gift-giving and guest-serving
Artisan bread – the basic recipe offered in the fantastic book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois.
Blueberry Muffins – this link takes you to the Williams-Sonoma site recipe, which is excellent. It is also fast and easy. Bella often requests them so she can take them to school. They freeze well.
Gingerbread – adapted from a Williams-Sonoma recipe. Uses only fresh ginger and no white sugar.
Rice Bread – gluten-free bread for the bread machine. Three eggs makes this wheat-free bread rich and satisfying.
How to cook a perfect hard-boiled egg (according to Mark Bittman)
Tea for when you’re sick
Tips for roasting a Thanksgiving turkey
Egg Omelets in a ziplock – I’ve never tried it, but I know two people who have and lived to tell the tale.
LINKS TO OTHER BLOGGING KITCHENS
a thinking stomach – Food blogging by a Pasadena high school English teacher. Her recipes are as good as her prose.
101 Cookbooks – this blog is written by Heidi Swanson, a San Fran-based food photographer and writer. She started the blog as a way to start exploring her 100-volume cookbook collection, and now is getting her own cookbook published.
HELPFUL SITES FOR LOSING WEIGHT
I try not to obsess about my weight, but now that I’m 40+ I really, really wanted to fit into my favorite clothes again. My husband felt the same; he wanted to lose the twenty pounds he’d gained since he’d met me – so we embarked on a mutual renegade ww program. If you want to read more about it, go through my posts. In addition, I’ve listed a few helpful sites below.
restaurantpoints.com will give the ww points for meals from several dozen popular chain restaurants, from Applebee’s to Starbucks.
An online ww point calculator at webmilhouse.com. We’ll see how long it lasts; ww is pretty proprietorial about their material.