Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pesto Asparagus

Easy side from the Williams-Sonoma Vegetable cookbook.

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Lemongrass Tofu Banh Mi

Two rounds of Mostly Meatless March has definitely made me into a tofu convert. John’s not really there yet, but he’ll still eat anything tofu I put in front of him, to his credit. This recipe’s a little labor intensive but a lot of fun.

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Thai-style Crab Fried Rice

Awesome and pretty healthy! From one of my Thai cookbooks. Pictured with pesto asparagus (recipe to follow).

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Chickpea Fajitas

This is one of those recipes I saw and wanted to make that night for dinner. I decided to to save it for entertaining friends this weekend, but they ended up canceling. John and I had them for dinner anyway and they were really satisfying. The chickpeas don’t taste like meat but they make it taste like you’re not just eating condiment fajitas, if that makes sense.

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Rockfish packets with caper sauce

A simple and healthy fish dish. From a Williams-Sonoma seafood cookbook.

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Kitchen Goal #1: Homemade Pierogis

It probably seems bad that this is the first Kitchen Resolution I’m posting and we’re a quarter of the way through the year. But several of them this time are cumulative, and I’ve made good progress with three: cooking more with grains, trying out root vegetables and Cooking Through My Cookbooks. So I’m good. And this first one is an exciting one…pierogis!

I’m Polish, so pierogis played a big role in my holiday celebrations growing up. But there’s not really a family recipe hanging around or anything – we tend to just buy them from the local church when my family cooks them. But my friend Pam lent me her grandma’s recipe instead, and they turned out really well.

This recipe is labor intensive, but it isn’t difficult. Could have used a little salt in the filling, and a couple fell apart when I boiled them, but we really enjoyed these for dinner with a nice Caesar salad on the side. Recipe note: I had a LOT of leftover filling so I froze it and plan to use it to make another batch soon.

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Fig and Paneer Pizza

Another hit from Monica’s “Modern Spice” cookbook. I made a half recipe and then made a regular pizza with the rest of the dough.

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