Category Archives: entrees

Spicy Sweet Asian Noodles

  Asian cuisine is one of my favorites, and because it’s also quick and easy, it’s the first thing that comes to mind when the clock is creeping toward dinner time and my head has been elsewhere. For this dinner, I grilled seitan cutlets (seasoned with onion powder and Szechuan peppers) and brushed them with […]

Charred Chili and Blackberry Barbecue Skewers

  Canned: Charred Chili Barbecue Sauce (from Put ‘Em Up) sub: barbecue sauce with added canned chili peppers Blackberry Jam (Low Sugar from the Pomona Pectin package) sub: any fruit jam   The charred chili bbq sauce has a bit of a bite to it. It’s not really the heat, but more of a sharpness. […]

Barley, Beans and Greens Peppers

  Mmmmmm! A slightly spicy, very complex barley-based filling leads to gourmet stuffed peppers! In hindsight, this zesty and hearty filling would also be terrific in cabbage rolls, as a side dish, or even as the filling for a wrap. The stuffed peppers also freeze well.  If you prefer a saucier stuffed peppers, top with […]

Harissa Grilled Tofu for Food Network Monthly

July has just flown by! With temperatures in the 90s and crazy humidity, I haven’t even been keen on grilling. Hard to believe, I know, since it’s one of my favorite things. We’ve been more likely to eat cold food (yay sandwiches, salads, and gazpacho!) or make-it-in-the-morning food. But I couldn’t let the month get […]

Julia’s Ratatouille

Here’s another installment of the Julia Child 100th birthday celebration cookalong! I’m a relative late-comer to Ratatouille, the featured dish for this week. And I’ve never even seen the movie, in case you were wondering. None of that impacts how much I love the dish now. According to Julia, it’s an eggplant casserole. Not to […]