Category Archive: February

smoky chicken breasts

Here we are in Week 9, and I’ve finally made a recipe that’s quick, healthy, flavorful and not overly ambitious!  Better late than never. Advertisements

cupcake interlude

When I started this challenge, I decreed: no desserts! I am great at desserts. And I have a monstrous sweet tooth and immediately eat all the desserts once they’re baked.

a british meat pie

I wanted to spend the next few weeks focusing on quick, flavorful recipes that would support, rather than undermine, the gym-going habit I am desperately trying to cultivate. Then I realized that February… Continue reading


Last month, I had a dish at the somewhat confusingly named Café Olé (despite the Spanish name, it serves Middle Eastern and Mediterranean small plates) so good that I couldn’t stop thinking about… Continue reading

fig-prosciutto pizza

It’s probably already obvious that I love Trader Joe’s. I’m pretty sure every recipe on here has included some ingredient made a little easier (frozen brown rice!) or more fun (seaweed snacks!) or… Continue reading

improvisational indian

This week is sneaking in under the wire: I worked from early Sunday morning until late Friday evening, which left almost no time for cooking. Or shopping. Which is why these recipes were based… Continue reading