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Ugly Ravioli (aka Roasted Vegetable & Pancetta Ravioli)

Ugly, maybe, but good? Definitely! We found this recipe for Roasted Veggie Ravioli with Crispy Pancetta on Jaden’s blog. I tried (somewhat unsuccessfully) to capture the sheer scale of the mess I made while making this pasta. Homemade pasta is fun and delicious, but oh so messy. Which makes it even more fun in my...

Quinoa with Mango and Curried Yogurt

We’ve been wanting to try quinoa (pronounced Keen-Wa) for sometime now, but it took a trip down to Wild Oats all the way across town to actually find it. But for this flavorful recipe, the trip was well worth it. The curry and peppers are deliciously spicy, but the cooling textures and flavors of the...

Tuna Nicoise Salad

A quick, refreshing dinner that is surprisingly filling (even Taylor, with his neverending stomach, couldn’t finish his portion). This would be good with salmon as well, but we like tuna for its cheapness factor. :) Tuna Nicoise Salad Makes 4 servings. Recipe from Everyday Food (with adjustments). Ingredients salt and freshly ground black pepper 4-5...

Mahi-Mahi with Fresh Cilantro & Kiwi Chutney

Cilantro and Kiwi? What the…? No. Seriously. Try it. It’s amazing. It’s like salsa. But bright green. And spicy. And slightly sweet. And delicious. We saved the leftovers and ate it on chips the next day. Mom… you have to make this. I know you’ll like this one. Mahi-Mahi with Fresh Cilantro & Kiwi Chutney...

Coconut Vegetable Curry

We’ve done the Thai curries. We’ve done them darned good. But we were ready for a change. So when we saw this vegetable Indian curry in Bon Appetit, we had to try it. Unfortunately, our Okra went bad before we made it. We have never had Okra, and were both looking forward to it. We...