Category Archive: Mains

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

This soup was super easy and delicious, and perfect for when it’s cold out and you’re just feeling tired. I got the original recipe from Smitten Kitchen, and here’s how it went down:… Continue reading

Parmesan Parsley Burgers

My friend Jess is on a mission to become a good cook, and I’d say after these she’s well on her way! We were making dinner and she had – ground beef and… Continue reading

Beef, Cabbage, and Mustard Sauté

How do so many recipes start? I had red cabbage in my fridge, and I had just bought this thing of shaved beef, and this sampler of 4 different specialty mustards, and I… Continue reading

Pear and Sweet Potato Latkes

It’s Hannukah party time! And of course I didn’t want to make boring latkes, so I made these ones from Whole Foods. They operate pretty similarly to regular potato latkes, just slightly different… Continue reading

Eggplant Benedict

I wanted to make brunch and I had an eggplant – a less-than-common combination, but that’s hardly a deterrent. I found this recipe from Taste of Home but decided to omit the bread-product… Continue reading

Lazy Pasta with Cheesy Lemon Butter Sauce and Capers

I’d started by googling the 3 things I had in my refrigerator: eggplant, celery, and cranberries, but there didn’t really seem to be any recipes out there with those as the main ingredients.… Continue reading

Dead Vegetable Soup

I had carrots, parsnips, and celery wilting in my fridge, as well as half a thing of diced canned tomatoes (transferred to a jar) leftover from the harvest curry. Soup time! Dead vegetables… Continue reading

Paleo Crêpes

I’m not sure what put the idea in my head that I wanted crêpes, but I’m so glad because these ones from Stupid Easy Paleo were stupid easy, and behaved and tasted so… Continue reading

Harvest Curry with Chickpeas

I had been eyeing this recipe from The Lemon Bowl for a while, and now that I’ve made it and it was so easy and awesome, I think variations of it will be… Continue reading

Slow-cooker Whole Chicken with Orange

While this more-or-less turned out, it’s definitely more of a learning experience than a recipe: I wanted to make another whole chicken in my crockpot, especially because I had just used the dripping… Continue reading