This ice cream is bananas!

Banana-fana Faux Ice Cream

At the end of the summer last year, the food blogging world was hit hard by an incredible new discovery: If you freeze a banana, then beat it up in a mixer or food processor for a while, it eventually turns into something with the flavor and consistency of ice cream. (Banana ice cream, of course.) No, I know—I didn’t …

Breakfast quinoa with fruit and honey

Breakfast quinoa with fruit and honey

All things being equal, hot cereal is not great. You know who knew that? My grandma. It didn’t matter how much cinnamon or brown sugar or magic you put in it. Oatmeal, cream of wheat, that hot-grape-nuts stuff that people pretend to like… even if it reminded her of hot cereal, she wouldn’t go near it. For the most part, …

Singapore Noodles: Totally not from actual Singapore

Family Circle is an American institution. A very American institution. They’ve been delivering top-notch food publications since Hoover was in office. But to be fair, they’ve probably spent about as much time in the island nation of Singapore as Family Circus has. So don’t go into this little stir-fry recipe expecting authenticity, is all I’m saying. However, if you go …

Jambalaya

Sneaky eggplant jambalaya

Lately, the threat of crippling sniffles has kept me mostly indoors. That trapped feeling has helped me finally remember to pack a lunch before work. I’ve even started thinking about weekday lunches when I’m preparing dinner! (Like when I got some extra wonton soup, pictured, from the Chinese delivery place over the weekend. What? Ordering counts as preparing.) Jambalaya makes …

Donna's Quinoa with Grilled Salmon

Keen on quinoa

Quinoa looks to be gaining in popularity as a trendy food. Let’s keep that going, everybody, because quinoa is incredible and we should be eating it all the time. I truly don’t understand why I had never heard of this stuff until maybe last year. Unless… is this a massive hoax? Was quinoa secretly developed in a lab in 2007 …

Martha Stewart’s Friend’s Thai Chicken Soup

One day at the gym last year, I forgot my headphones and got stuck on the elliptical machine with nothing but the YMCA’s slim collection of discarded magazines to entertain me. I had two hundred parenting magazines and a Martha Stewart Living to choose from. So. First, Martha taught me about tomato gardening. It’s not a particular interest of mine …

Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins: Crumbly, sweet, also kind of good for you

I think it’s okay when we accidentally let our bananas slip our minds. It means we’re about to have some over-ripe bananas, and over-ripe bananas mean delicious banana baking, which means delicious banana dessert eating, and that is relevant to my interests.Usually, I just set-and-forget a loaf of banana bread, but this time I wanted to find something a little …

Salmon with Orange-Balsamic Glaze

I love the Frantic Home Cook. I don’t always love salmon. But this salmon is the best I’ve ever made. I grabbed it here. I’m copying it below just, you know, in case it ever goes anywhere. Because it’s very important to me. Ingredients: 4 medium-sized salmon fillets 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup good balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup brown …