Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chickpeas, and Feta

Those of you who know me well can attest to this: I put a great deal of thought into my meals.  This isn't restricted to dinner, when most people are comfortably at home and can whip something up on the stovetop.  It's also true of lunch, traditionally a grab-and-go meal where speed matters more than taste.  Even on … Continue reading Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chickpeas, and Feta

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Sausage and Winter Vegetable Pasta

People often ask me how I have time to cook during the week. The days are so busy, they tell me, that the last thing they want to do is spend their evening hovered over a recipe in the kitchen. My answer to their question is simple: Have a set of go-to dishes that you … Continue reading Sausage and Winter Vegetable Pasta

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

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