Easy Thai: Coconut Curry White Fish

This easy, one-dish Thai Coconut Curry White Fish recipe is fool-proof to prepare and full of fresh, bright flavors: basil, lime, coconut milk, and curry. When I eat at Thai restaurants, I’m always so impressed with the beautiful presentation, the enticing aromas, and all of the complex flavors of the…

Pasta with Meatless Chickpea Ragu

Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I just returned from a trip to Hawaii and arrived home to several days worth of very damp, very chilly, extremely rain-filled Boston weather. Not wanting post-vacation blues to set in, I had just the thing for the change in climate: steaming, heart-warming bowls of ragù pasta! Ragù is…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Granola

I was taking a look at the most popular recipes on my site since the start of fall, and (no shocking surprises here), from Drunken Pumpkin Chili to Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup to 20-Minute Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits, everyone is all about the pumpkin recipes right now. This was excellent news…

Garlic and Herb Baked Fries

My favorite kind of dishes to make are “healthier” comfort foods, and these oven fries are just that kind of recipe. “Healthier” comfort foods, to me, are rich, craveable dishes that are made with nutritious ingredients. And these potatoes are definitely comfort food: warm, golden and crisp after being brushed with…

Farmers’ Market Quinoa Salad with Avocado

After learning about the countless benefits and positive wellness effects of eating mainly plant-based foods – and mostly meat-free meals – I’ve been creating far more vegetarian and vegan recipes at home these days. It’s not that I’ve stopped eating meat entirely, but just that meat no longer plays the starring role in the…

Southwest Guacamole Chopped Chicken Salad

I love guacamole. Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy is a fan too. It’s pretty safe to say we’re addicted to guacamole with chips as a snack or an appetizer. It’s so richly flavored (and so easy to make), I’m often thinking of ways homemade guacamole could really enliven classic dishes with those bright, creamy,…

Easy Baked Goat Cheese Salad

Although I’ll rarely be found working on a really labor-intensive and complicated recipe, I am the world’s biggest fan of easy elegant recipes. By that I mean dishes that look and taste special and seem complicated but are actually very quick and simple to put together. Easy elegant recipes are nice to…

Easy Baked Tomato-Squash Gratin

I’ve been keeping busy these days inventing new tomato recipes to try to keep up with the abundance of ripe tomatoes from our garden. This time around, I came up with a tasty baked vegetarian gratin made with layers of tomatoes, squash, pesto, garlic, and olive oil. And, since it’s a…

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