Reading Round-Up

Reading Round-Up 3.30.14

This is the “make-at-home” edition of the Reading Round-Up. There are so many things that it never occurred to me I could make at home in my own kitchen with just a few simple ingredients. Or, I knew I could make them, but why would I bother when we have brands like Heinz, Hidden Valley…

chicken veggie tostadas

Chicken & Mixed Vegetable Tostadas

Surprise! Another Mexican-inspired dish! In case you’re tired of delicious Crockpot Pork Carnitas or Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos or Beef Taquitos and Cuban Black Beans, here’s a new dish to add to your repertoire. I was inspired by the contents of my weekly produce basket, and set out to make a dish…

bacon asparagus quiche

Bacon Asparagus Quiche

I love eggs just about any way you make them – soft-boiled, poached, scrambled, over easy, sunny-side up, in a benedict or a fritatta – you name it. And of course, I love quiche. Served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, that fluffy, creamy custard in a golden brown crust is Egg Perfection. This recipe is for…

homemade bone broth

Kitchen Tip: How to Make Bone Broth

Everywhere I read about real food, I also read about the benefits of including bone broth in a real food lifestyle. I’ve been saving vegetable scraps to make homemade stock, but thought I’d read more about bone broth and its merits before simmering my first batch. It turns out that bone broth can help the…

Berkshire Organics 3-21

Meal Planning: Week of March 22

This was my third week ordering a produce basket from Berkshire Organics, and I must say, I’ve been very impressed with the quality of the organic produce I’ve received over the last few weeks. We’ve eaten more vegetables recently than we would have if I had been shopping at the grocery store, and we’ve even tried…

sweet potato and black bean burritos

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

I don’t often cook with sweet potatoes. While I love them, they don’t rank high on Jeff’s list of favorite foods, so I tend to veer away from them at the grocery store. Yet they appeared in my Berkshire Organics basket this week, so I figured it was high time they made their way into…