Homemade salad dressing

Doesn’t matter, had salad

Our neighbors must lead busy lives, because every time I stand at our kitchen window and stare at their house—which is, yes, fairly common, but no, there’s no good reason, their house just takes up most of the view—I see someone come or go. I find it exciting, like I’ve just seen a falling star, even though I just told you …

Beautiful scones

Scones again, naturally

A couple of weeks ago, while I was singing and dancing about lemon curd, I may have glibly referenced the terribleness of scones in the United States. I stand by that. In my experience, scones are dense, dry and tasteless. I suspect that people only eat them because they think it makes them seem sophisticated and worldly, and maybe also …

Lemon curd and scones

Curd is the word

Silky-smooth, tart, and reminiscent of lemon candy, lemon curd is a sort of dessert condiment. (A dessert condiment that I totally eat for breakfast all the time.)

Healthy Chicken Salad on Toasted French Bread

The one and only chicken salad

Today, I’m sharing a recipe for chicken salad that I’ve been making for years, but have never gotten around to putting down as a recipe. Now, before you say, “Isn’t chicken salad just code for tuna-free tuna salad that serves only as an excuse to eat shameful quantities of crackers?” let me tell you about my one and only chicken …

Black Bean Hummus Shrimp Wraps

Hummus for dinner: Jalapeno Black Bean Hummus

Note: This post is part of Knuckle Salad’s Hummus All Day Long initiative. Man, if nine-year-old me could read this blog—or even 20-year-old me, if I’m totally honest—she would make such a face about the gratuitous use of beans in my recent recipes. And this one would really puzzle her. Why would Future Me ruin a perfectly great, starchy, shrimpy …

Butterbean hummus stuffed cherry tomatoes

Hummus for lunch: Garlic Butterbean Hummus

Note: This post is part of Knuckle Salad’s Hummus All Day Long initiative. I love weekend lunches. Especially when there’s garlic butterbean hummus involved, the healthy snacky veggie lunch you can easily throw together on a Saturday! Oh, and also, I stuffed it into cherry tomatoes. And made a nice spinach salad and some hard boiled eggs. You know. Just …

Hummus every meal!

Hummus All Day Long

Did you know I used to hate hummus? I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned it before. You see, I have, and always have had, a problem with chickpeas. My problem in a nutshell is that everything about them is terrible. However, my mom discovered earlier this year that Sabra makes a couple of really tasty, totally-not-remotely-terrible-or-chickpea-like varieties of chickpea hummus, …

Bratburger

Bratburgers

I bet you’ve never heard of a burger quite like this before! It’s a bratwurst-and-pork burger with sauerkraut, topped with maple-dijon sauce, hot mustard, sweet pickle relish and more sauerkraut, all on a pretzel bun. See, didn’t I say you hadn’t heard of it? What’s that? You have? No way! From where? From me?! Oh. Yeah. That’s right. Well, I …

Masha's Latin vegetable soup... plus chorizo

Fuego Mundo and the meaty vegan soup

I’ve got this great soup recipe to show you. It came from a local woodfire restaurant called Fuego Mundo. I’d been there a few times before, since it’s a five-minute walk from my apartment, but I didn’t know until recently that the menu is mostly gluten free and full of veggie/vegan options. (I didn’t have any reason to know, so I’m …