Category Archives: Lunch

Slow Cooker Red Lentil Stew

This slow cooker red lentil stew is one of the best things I’ve made this year, or maybe ever. It all started when I went to Small Business Saturday with my friend Anna. We had lunch at Union Loafers, a … Continue reading

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Cooking My Way Through ‘A Forest Feast,’ Part II: Warm Goat Cheese and Fig Salad

Now comes the recipe from “The Forest Feast” cookbook that inspired me to buy the book in the first place: Warm goat cheese and fig salad. What is warm goat cheese? you may ask. Well, it’s nothing short of heaven. … Continue reading

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Cooking My Way Through ‘A Forest Feast,’ Part I: Lemony Pasta Fagioli

A few weeks ago, I was browsing around Left Bank Books, one of my favorite bookstores in St. Louis, when I stumbled upon “The Forest Feast Mediterranean” cookbook. I’d never heard of Erin Gleeson or her “Forest Feast” series, but … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Spaghetti Squash Soup

This is one of those soups that will make you feel like you’re not eating soup. Does that make sense? Even if it doesn’t, maybe you’ll understand what I mean when I describe it to you. It’s full of cavatelli … Continue reading

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Okra, Corn, and Tomato Sauté

This is my favorite time of year at the farmers’ market–well, my second favorite, after strawberry season. Three of my favorite produce items, okra, tomatoes, and corn, are all in abundance, and I love thinking up new ways to combine … Continue reading

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Caesar Salad

Historically, I haven’t been a fan of Caesar salad. If you took me to a restaurant and asked me to order a salad, and if Caesar was on the menu, I’d inevitably choose another salad. There’s something about the thick, … Continue reading

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Herbed Quinoa Salad with Roasted Carrots and Pomegranate

When the weather gets slightly warmer and fresh herbs and vegetables are in season, I start making lots of salad. This herbed quinoa salad is one of my favorite things I’ve made lately. The recipe comes from a blog I … Continue reading

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