Tag Archives: Vegetables

Smothered Cabbage and Rice Soup

Smothered Cabbage and Rice Soup

I know what some of you are saying. “Two soups in a row?  What is this?!”

Friends, I will tell you what this is.  This is called February in the Arctic Chicago.  It’s really cold.  All the time.  Not the kind of duh-it’s-winter cold, but the kind of cold that precludes you from leaving the house some days and makes you want to hibernate on your couch until March.  Or April, more likely.  It’s weather that calls for a lot of soup. Continue reading


Filed under Gluten Free, Soups and Stews, Vegetables

Cheesy, Crispy Green Bean Casserole

Cheesy, Crispy Green Bean Casserole

After plopping that picture at the top of this post, I considered not even writing anything.  I mean… do you have to be convinced to make this?  Did you see the gooey cheese?  The creamy sauce? The buttery, crispy bits on top? The perfectly tender-yet-crisp green beans? Well, yeah, that’s pretty much the whole story right there. Continue reading


Filed under Side Dish, Vegetables

Baked Herbed Cucumbers

DSC_0214Weird, right?  Baked cucumbers?  But truly, at this time of the year, when cucumbers are pawned off on friends, family, and passing aquaintances and rival zucchinis in their effusive over-supply… what have you got to lose?  If you’re like us, you have more cucumbers than you know what to do with.  Sure, they are a great snack, and make lovely salads, but frankly that tends to be the extent of their usefulness in most kitchens.  Which is perfectly acceptable most of the time, except when you have 13 cucumbers crowding out the fridge space, at least all the fridge space that isn’t taken up by zucchini.


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Filed under Gluten Free, Side Dish, Uncategorized, Vegetables

Artichoke, Spinach, and Ricotta Pie


Please don’t look at my spinach.

DSC_0142It’s embarrassing.  I got this beautiful, fresh spinach in my farm share box and I let it linger in my fridge too long.  It’s definitely not bad, but it’s not picture worthy.  It’s tired spinach. Continue reading


Filed under Breakfast, Gluten Free, Other

Truffle Garlic Oven Fries

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I know I’ve harped on this before, but this time of year always drags on for me, food-wise.  Grocery store produce sections look unbearably pathetic, and the farmers’ market (which I know I’m lucky to have this early) has barely anything better.  Potatoes.  Some limp kale.  Once again I have to appease myself with potatoes until I can find something more interesting to spark some creativity in the kitchen again.  And frankly, there are only so many ways to dress up a potato, even a yummy farmers’ market potato. Continue reading


Filed under Snacks, Vegetables