Tag: garlic

Spinach artichoke lasagna cups


Bite-sized party food makes me giddy. Itty-bitty cute packages of flavor that cause you to say “awww…adorbs” before digging in. The best part of fork-free party bites is that you can sample a bunch of different items from the spread without committing to giant portions…or …you can devour 20 of your favorite item without noticing just how [continue reading...]

Shrimp scampi over fresh angel hair pasta


When you’re too busy to go grocery shopping and dinner hour is approaching, you have to make do with what you’ve got on hand. On this particular evening, frozen raw shrimp was what we had on hand – lucky us! We love shrimp, but raw shrimp is so pricey (yes, even the frozen kind) that [continue reading...]

Mushroom and leek pappardelle topped with crispy pancetta


Remember my mushroom craving last week? Well, I finally got my mushroom fix. Thursday night was an exploration in hen of the woods and black trumpet mushrooms; I discovered that both types are rich and flavorful, and their aroma is rather pleasant and innocuous. Beyond the basic fungi (cremini, portabella, shiitake, enoki), I don’t really know all [continue reading...]

Lemon and garlic vegetable quinoa (vegan and gluten-free!)


Quinoa has been on my to-do list for a while now, but every time I get ready to make it, I chicken out, worrying that it’ll end up flavorless. I don’t know why I’m such a wuss, it’s not like I’ve never cooked quinoa before…just not without a recipe, I guess. Apparently I don’t yet [continue reading...]

Creamy tomato basil soup


Is there one dish that you regularly crave? Tomato soup is one of those things that I get a sudden onset appetite for about once a month and must find some within the hour or something catastrophic will happen. I then go on a mad search calling every restaurant in Berkeley to find out whose [continue reading...]

The French enchilada: savory crepes with béchamel and roasted tomato sauce


Today is part two of my roasted chicken adventures. Instead of going through the hassle of cooking chicken for my crepes, I just pulled a leftover breast out of the fridge and was ready to go! After the meal was put together, we decided that the savory crepe is like the French version of an [continue reading...]