Archive for February, 2009

Feb 19 2009

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Published by under Budget Meal,Gluten Free,Low-Fat,Soup


The first time I ever cooked butternut squash, I made this soup. And since the cookbook that contains the recipe just came out in October, you could say that I haven’t been a lifelong fan of squash. I just was never crazy about it, no matter how much butter and brown sugar it was swimming […]

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Feb 18 2009

Wheatberry Salad

Published by under Salad,Side Dish,Spring,Vegetarian


Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that whole grains are the current “it” food. I have no idea if they are the wonder food they are purported to be, as science doesn’t always have the best track record in the area of nutrition (remember margarine? low-fat diets?). However, I figure that eating […]

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Feb 15 2009

Chicken with Bacon, Onions, and Potatoes


Poulet en Cocotte Bonne Femme. The French name sounds so much prettier, does it not? After wandering around the Internet a bit this week, I saw Deb’s creation of Coq au Vin over at Smitten Kitchen. I’ve been wanting to make that dish for awhile now, but for this particular occasion, I was looking for […]

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Feb 14 2009

Roasted Cauliflower with Moroccan Spices


I’m always trying to figure out ways to make vegetables more interesting. Before today, I thought I only liked cauliflower in its raw state. When cooked, to me it was mushy and smelled like a gym sock. I reminded myself that the roasting process brings out sweeter flavors in vegetables, and can change a food […]

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