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Michael’s Maple-Pecan Granola With Dried Cherries and Blueberries

In breakfast, favorite, snack, vegetarian On April 29, 2012 16 Comments

Michael’s Maple-Pecan Granola With Dried Cherries and Blueberries (recipe by “Oishii”) <This recipe was originally posted on 4/28/10> Here is one of my all-time favorite recipes and I’m… Read More »

Purple Berry Smoothie

In breakfast, drinks, favorite, healthy, snack On January 31, 2012 12 Comments

Purple Berry Smoothie (recipe adapted from “Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment,” by Mary Corpening Barber, Sara Corpening, and Lori Lynn Narlock) Last month I was on a… Read More »

Cod, Sugar Snap Peas, and Water Chestnuts with a Hot and Sour Ginger Sauce

In asian, Chinese, seafood On November 27, 2011 9 Comments

Cod, Sugar Snap Peas, and Water Chestnut with a Hot and Sour Ginger Sauce (recipe by “Oishii”) You’re probably familiar with sweet and sour sauce, but have you… Read More »

Shrimp Fried Rice (in my Monkey Bowl!)

In asian, Chinese, Japanese On October 11, 2011 11 Comments

Shrimp Fried Rice (recipe by “Oishii”) I purchased the cutest rice bowl with monkeys on it at Scratch ‘n Sniff in Oak Park. And that was my inspiration… Read More »

Cinnamon and Fig Cookie Ice Cream

In desserts, vegetarian On October 8, 2011 14 Comments

While making filling for fresh fig bars, my take on the famous “Fig Newtons,” I started dreaming up all sorts of delicious uses for the fig jam like… Read More »

Fresh Fig Bars

In desserts, snack, vegetarian On October 5, 2011 15 Comments

I was delighted to find 2-pound boxes of fresh black mission figs on sale the other day at Trader Joe’s. I knew exactly what I was going to… Read More »

Michael’s Chili

In autumn, comfort food, soup, winter On September 30, 2011 2 Comments

It’s been a cold and dreary autumn week in Chicago, which put me in the mood for a pot of my homemade chili. I’ve been making this chili… Read More »

Omuraisu (Japanese-Style Omelet Stuffed with Chicken and Rice)

In asian, breakfast, Japanese, lunch, poultry On September 27, 2011 4 Comments

For those of you unfamiliar with Japanese home cooking, I offer you omuraisu (オムライス or omurice), a Japanese-style omelet commonly stuffed with a chicken-rice filling, and flavored with… Read More »

Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash, Parsnips, and Carrots

In autumn, seasonal, side dish, vegetarian On September 5, 2011 4 Comments

It’s not quite autumn yet, but our temperatures have finally “fallen” and I’m starting to crave seasonal foods. I’m kicking off the season with a delicious quinoa recipe,… Read More »

Thick and Chunky Sloppy Joes

In beef, comfort food, lunch On August 29, 2011 1 Comment

I feel bad going into full carnivore mode when my blog is getting a ton of vegan traffic from a popular quinoa posting over the weekend (quinoa and… Read More »