Tag: Make-ahead

Non stick skillet with Italian sausage, bell peppers, spinach and onions

Easy Dinner: Italian Sausage with Peppers

Italian Sausage is one of the very few things I always have on hand. I could sing praises to it all day, every day, because it truly deserves it. It is relatively inexpensive, especially when you evaluate what you get. It’s full of healthy fats, it’s delicious and perfectly seasoned, […]

White bowl with traditional Russian borscht and topped with green onion

Traditional Russian Borscht

Some posts take a very long time to “cook”. This is one of them! Most people have heard the word Borscht, yet very few people are familiar with traditional Russian Borscht itself. Chances are, unless someone has cooked it for you – you imagine the Campbell’s Soup canned variety. I […]

Stainless steel pan with tomato sauce, topped with Parmigiano Reggiano and fresh basil

Tomato Sauce

I used to feel very intimidated by any kind of tomato sauce. Not by the jarred stuff in the store, obviously, but by the process of making it. I tend to practice what I call “intuitive cooking”. I cook a lot, and I like to try things and see how […]

Stack of thin chocolate disks with various toppings

Chocolate Thins

These are the most unusual circumstances in which I have had to write. Usually, as the week begins, it is my quiet time to plan the week ahead of me. But this time, I realize, it is an unusually quiet time for lots of people. With entire countries being quarantined, […]

Halved dates stuffed with honey goat cheese and topped with pecan

Honey Goat Cheese and Pecan Stuffed Dates

I am not sure whether this dish falls under the category “Desserts” or “Appetizers”. It is definitely a little bit of both! Made with only three ingredients, it is an easy, quick, and delicious little bite. It is also a perfect snack to have on hand if your New Year’s […]

Small Dutch oven filled with chili and topped with cilantro

No Bean Chili with Sausage

Chili is one of the things I have missed having switched to a primarily low-carb / ketogenic diet. Even though I eat (or cook with) carbs at least once a week, some things just don’t make the cut anymore. Traditional chili is, unfortunately, one of those things, so I had […]

Quiche in a pie dish topped with fresh basil and prosciutto

Crustless Italian Quiche

When I shared my sous-vide egg bite recipe, I confessed that I don’t like eggs. However, there are a few egg based breakfast items that I like and this Crustless Italian quiche is one of the them (this being another one). Gooey chunks of mozzarella and sharp shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano. […]

pistachio covered round chocolate candies and cup of tea

Dried Apricot and Pistachio Bonbons

About 4 months ago I started learning French. It is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time but only then decided to do. It’s been challenging at times (pronunciation, looking at you). But also – a lot of fun. One of the cutest words I’ve learned so […]