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Lentil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Take two on our lentil adventure. This one had a very good flavor, but not enough of it. Try tripling the recipe for the dressing with the same amount of lentils, maybe? We tripled the garlic anyway, but that’s not unusual for us. :) We lessened the parsley, added some fresh basil, and served it...

Thai Red Curry with Green Beans and Tofu

Taylor loves his curry. It seems like it’s a complicated thing to make, but really, it’s one of the simplest things we cook. Just be sure to taste as you go… depending on what brand of curry paste you get, it can either be mild or very spicy. Add as much or as little as...

BLT Panini with Lemon and Herb Potato Salad

The BTL’s weren’t great… putting them in the Panini maker wasn’t the best idea (hot, wilted lettuce=not so good). But, the potato salad was excellent. Next time we’d reduce the dill (we’re not huge dill fans), but the vinegar and lemon really add a nice kick to the potatoes. Mmmm. Creamy Potato Salad with Lemon...

Farmers Market Salad with Fried Shallot

I’m hoping our run of bad eats is over. This salad was a refreshing treat! Plus healthy to boot! Farmers Market Salad with Fried Shallot Recipe from Epicurious, with adjustments. Ingredients 1/2 pound shallots (we used more like 2 shallots) 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil for frying (ok more like 1/2 cup) 6 ounces of...

Carbonara ala Leftovers

After a week of iffy food, who would’ve thunk that the end of the week leftovers meal would be the best one? Go figure! Carbonara ala Leftovers Basically this recipe was the same as this one, with a few small changes. – Spinach instead of peas. We added about half a bag of baby spinach...

Not All Food is Good.

Some weeks, we do good (see: last week). Everything we cook is delicious and perfectly seasoned and nice looking to boot. Other weeks, not so good. What sounds like a good recipe sometimes turns out to be bland, boring, or just plain bad. This was one of those weeks. Black Bean Burgers with Salsa and...