Category Archives: Dinner

My Very First Cheese Soufflé

I made my first cheese soufflé a couple weeks ago. I guess I feel the same way about it that people do about their firstborns. Except that unlike most people with firstborns, I forgot to tell you about it for … Continue reading

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Wheat Berry Corn and Zucchini Salad

This wheat berry, corn, and zucchini salad was born, like so many great things, of necessity. I was thinking about making a “zoodles” salad out of spiralized zucchini, corn, cheese, and cilantro. Then I got out my spiralizer attachment, which … Continue reading

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Zucchini Tart with Basil Ricotta Filling

Tarts with puff pastry are one of my favorite things to make. They look super impressive and are deceptively easy. I guess you could make your own puff pastry from scratch, but unless I’m making croissants or pain au chocolat, … Continue reading

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Watermelon, Cucumber, and Mint Salad

This is the most refreshing summer salad. I will not take any other nominations. The inspiration for this salad came to me partly due to the abundance of fresh mint in my garden, and partly because it’s so hot in … Continue reading

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Halloumi, Date, and Orange Salad

I love Middle Eastern food. I think I always have, but my experiences traveling and living abroad increased my appreciation of it. In the town I lived in in France, there was a Middle Eastern bakery and tea shop that … Continue reading

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Asparagus Enchiladas with Homemade Tomatillo Salsa

The other night I made some really good Swiss chard and white bean tacos, but then I had a bunch of corn tortillas left over. I also had some asparagus from my last farmers’ market delivery, so I decided to … Continue reading

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Tomato and Scallion Grilled Cheese

Everyone should have a good grilled cheese recipe in their back pocket. This is mine. I decided to add scallions and tomatoes to my traditional cheddar grilled cheese to use up some of my farmers’ market produce. I first had … Continue reading

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Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli casserole is the ultimate comfort food. Tender pieces of broccoli, melted cheddar cheese, crunchy breadcrumbs on top…I’m tearing up a little just thinking about it. My recipe keeps the best things about broccoli casserole, i.e. the cheese, broccoli, and … Continue reading

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Spinach, Mushroom, and Gouda Quiche

A couple weeks ago on Twitter, someone asked if they could eat quiche for breakfast. The real question is, when can you not eat quiche? It’s one of the most versatile dishes. It makes a great breakfast by itself, it … Continue reading

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Kale Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

This soup is a product of St. Louis weather being…well…crazy. Last week it snowed (I think? It’s been a blur), and this week it’s 60-70 degrees and sunny. I guess I should expect this, as I’ve lived in St. Louis … Continue reading

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