Get In My Belly: Baked Potato Topped with White Beans and Kale

Winter greens, especially kale, appear to be one of the majorly desired ingredients of the moment. Unlike that other ubiquitous recent-recipe staple, quinoa, winter greens are a food I legitimately love, rather than feel like I should. To combine it with one of my other favorite foods, white beans? Now that’s a love meant to last.

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Dinner: Thinking Ahead on Busy Days

For six weeks, my kids took an art class on Tuesday afternoons. I picked them up from school with a snack they could eat in the car, dropped them off at the museum, and then I used the two hours they were there to get some writing done at a nearby coffee shop. Because they finished at 5:45 p.m., the last thing I wanted to do was come home and cook something that took more than, oh, 15 minutes. Besides boiling up some noodles and tossing them with marinara sauce (or picking up food on the way home), I don’t have much in my repertoire that is super-quick. Because of that, I have to plan ahead.

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Get in My Belly: Red Lentils, Kale and Rice

I know, that’s a really dreary-looking title for a recipe, but it’s not nearly as plain as it sounds. I have been trying incorporate more spinach and kale into my diet, mainly because they are some of the few vegetables my 8-year-old daughter likes rather than only tolerates. How a kid can love spinach and hate corn, I do not know, but here we are. This is the first time I ever made this particular recipe, and it turned out pretty well.

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Lunchtime Poll: Lazy Food

Do you have those moments where you walk into the kitchen and you think to yourself, “What the hell am I going to eat?” I mean, I suppose if that happens you can head on over to the P-Mag food archive if you feel like putting forth “effort,” whatever that is, but I’m talking about those times you know you want food in your belly but you have no desire to prepare food for the purpose. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Lazy Food

What’s For Dinner: Beef and Gravy Over Noodles

This is a little something I came up with one night when I was craving Beef Stroganoff but didn’t have the time to make it. It’s now one of my boyfriend’s favorites, and I normally have all the things needed to make it on-hand. It’s pretty fast to make, too – however long it takes the noodles to boil! Read More What’s For Dinner: Beef and Gravy Over Noodles

Baking With the Dixie Chicks: Dutch Pancakes

My love for cooking while rocking out to the Dixie Chicks in my fabulous American apron continues unabated. Last time I promised you a post about Dutch pancakes. Today I make good on that promise. Read More Baking With the Dixie Chicks: Dutch Pancakes