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Archive for the ‘Recipes for Busy People’ Category

The Halloween Dilemma

October 26, 2011

I attended a conference recently, and one of the topics was raising awareness about child and slave labor being used to produce chocolates. Among the most egregious offenders are Hershey’s, Nestle, and MM/Mars. They KNOWINGLY purchases cocoa beans harvested by child slaves. We are huge chocolate lovers at our house. It’s hard to find fair […]

Moosewood Sweet Potato Oven Fries

October 2, 2011

When the weather turns cool, we find ourselves craving fragrant foods baked in the oven. Here’s s a slight variation on a simple side that we love from the Moosewood Restaurant’s low-fat cookbook.  It’s easy and a great side for a busy night when we’re just having sandwiches, chili, or quesadillas. This is very adaptable! […]

Tortilla Espanol

September 29, 2011

Wow, I haven’t been on this blog since I went to MSLIS boot camp! I’m sure there are others out there like me. Totally forgot I had a blog. Well, one thing I did in the past was post recipes for busy people. I’m a vegetarian, and this is a standby for us when we’ve […]

Best salads!

July 28, 2009

If you aren’t yet a fan of the Minimalist, this should turn you into a convert: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/dining/22mlist.html?em. And there’s a blog!

Pesto sandwiches

July 25, 2009

I make these sandwiches for parties (always a hit), for light summer dinners, and to pack in lunches. They take very few ingredients, but the combination is greater than the sum of the parts: 1 baguette, cut into 4-5″ inch long pieces (and sliced lengthwise) for little sandwiches 1 ball fresh mozzarella good pesto (homemade […]

Angel hair pasta with feta and olives

July 23, 2009

My parents taught me this recipe years ago, which can be thrown together in the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta.  It’s delicious, and easy to modify. It’s a favorite with my kids. 1. Put the water on to boil. 2. While you wait, chop up a couple of tomatoes. Chop or […]

Grilled Eggplant, a la mary

July 21, 2009

I make this when I need something fast and delicious: 1. Slice an eggplant into 1/2″ rounds. Salt lightly and let drain. 2. In the meantime, slice 1/4″ rounds of fresh mozzarella, one slice for each slice of eggplant. 3. Slice tomatoes into 1/4″ rounds, one for each slice of eggplant. 4. Pick some fresh […]