Caramelized Tofu and Brussels Sprouts

I'll admit, the first time I read this recipe I was doubtful. In my Own "Flavor Bible" that I've developed over the years, I never imagined that Brussels sprouts would pair well with tofu. Roasted with olive oil and bacon? Definitely. Pan fried with Parmesan cheese? Delicious. But stir fried with soy and Asian flavors? … Continue reading Caramelized Tofu and Brussels Sprouts

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Ratatouille Spaghetti

Even though the temperatures this week undoubtedly hint at fall, the vegetables at the farmers market still speak of summer. Nothing makes me happier than the colors and flavors of tomatoes, summer squash, corn, and eggplant, and I'm happy to extend their season way into September. This brings me to one of my favorite recipes, … Continue reading Ratatouille Spaghetti

Root Vegetable Couscous

While this dish might be rather dull in color, it's shining with flavor. With a long list of spices (star anise, cinnamon sticks, ginger, turmeric, and paprika), every bite tastes sweet, spicy, and delicious. The toughest part of this recipe is the preparation. While root vegetables might be plentiful at this time of year, their … Continue reading Root Vegetable Couscous

Butternut Squash, Kale, and White Bean Stew

Lately, temperatures in the teens and single digits have encouraged me to spend more time in the kitchen. With plenty of ingredients on hand and time to spare, I've had the chance to try a handful of recipes that take longer than I'm usually willing to spend over the stove. This winter stew is one … Continue reading Butternut Squash, Kale, and White Bean Stew

Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

My favorite thing to cook for big groups is lasagna.  Especially in the winter, lasagna is the perfect comfort food for cold nights.  So, when a few people came over to watch football this weekend, I knew immediately what to put on the menu. I have a few reliable recipes that I go to time … Continue reading Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

Penne with Winter Squash and Kale

This is a great example of a dish that can be prepared on a weeknight without taking over the whole evening. The ingredients are very simple, and many of them are winter staples that you probably have sitting around in your pantry or fridge. The recipe uses both the oven and the stovetop, significantly cutting … Continue reading Penne with Winter Squash and Kale

Winter Squash and Spinach Pizza

This recipe is inspired by Picco, a lovely restaurant located in Boston's South End. While everything on the menu is top notch, my absolute favorite thing to order is the pizza covered in butternut squash, brussels sprouts, and a generous amount of fontina cheese. For my rendition of this recipe, I decided to skip the … Continue reading Winter Squash and Spinach Pizza