Lamb Leg Stew with Apricots and Chickpeas

14. March 2012 Lamb + Veal 0
I had a craving for lamb after spending the last two weekends eating smoked salmon for breakfast. After all that fish, I specifically wanted a leg of lamb slowly simmering in a Dutch oven, falling apart after a few hours. I had just that with this recipe I adapted from a tagine one. I bought ...

Bourbon-Glazed Pork Tenderloin Roast

24. February 2012 Pork 0
After returning from a long weekend in Istanbul, Turkey, I wanted to eat some pork. While in Istanbul, I ate a lot of very good seafood and a lot of very good lamb, but at the end of the day, you may take the pork away from the girl, but you can never take the ...

Chickpea-Squash Coconut Curry

13. February 2012 Vegan + Vegetarian 0
There’s a more elaborate procedure of this recipe, but for the sake of you busy people, I’ve published the shortcut version. If you do have several hours ahead of time, you can soak fresh chickpeas in water rather than using those that come in a Goya can. You can also buy the pre-cut butternut squash ...

Staying in a Treehouse in Santa Cruz, California

21. January 2012 California 1
Kara handed us two empty plastic quart yogurt containers from Trader Joe’s: If you have to go in the middle of the night and you don’t feel like getting out of the treehouse. I looked at my travel partner to quietly tell him that there was no way I’ll be squatting and peeing right next ...

Vegetarian Lasagna with Eggplant

Can you believe I made something without meat? It’s not some kind of new year resolution or anything, I just really need to use the pesto sauce I made last year that’s been sitting in the fridge for what seemed like forever. I couldn’t believe it was still good! (This dish fed 5 people and ...