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When Meatless Isn’t By Choice {Coconut, Kale and Sweet Potato Stew}

April 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment

I’ve said before that one of the reasons we participate in Meatless Monday is to allow our budget to accomodate better meat when we do eat it — local, grassfed meats are significantly more expensive than your average supermarket selection but it’s something I believe very strongly in. After all, I believe the farmers who [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking for a cause · meatless monday · recipes

At Market: 4 Ingredient Kale Salad

December 2nd, 2011 · 6 Comments

Hopefully by now you’ve consumed the last of your Thanksgiving leftovers, and perhaps you’ve already plunged head first into holiday baking. Me, I need a little time to detox, especially as I’m still coming off the dairy binge that was my November visit to Wisconsin. And there’s no better way to cleanse your diet than [...]

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Tags: at market · greens · healthy eating · recipes · vegetables · winter

One Local CSA Summer (and a Buffalo Sausage and Kale Frittata)

June 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The first week of the One Local Summer challenge coincided with our first CSA (community supported agriculture) delivery of the season, from Virginia’s Potomac Vegetable Farms. Our farm is “ecoganic” — meaning they follow organic practices but are not certified — and has one of the few remaining farms in Fairfax County just west of [...]

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Tags: CSA · at market · one local summer · proteins · recipes · weeknight meals

Hearty Winter Baked Ziti

February 11th, 2009 · 6 Comments

That kale we can’t get enough of? I love to make myself a quick lunch of “green eggs and kale” (blanch kale, then poach eggs in the same water = greenish eggs), but am still hunting for a way to convince the husband and toddler of kale’s deliciousness. In the meantime, I add bits and [...]

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Tags: organic · pasta · recipes · sustainable family supper

Roasted Tomato, Salami and Saffron Pasta

November 12th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Now that the weather has turned colder I am getting back into our Tuesday pasta night routine. And one of my favorite weeknight pasta tricks is to stop off at my cheese shop to pick up some fresh cheese, meats and even fresh pasta. Cooking with flavored pastas eliminates the need for sauce, and you [...]

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Tags: pasta · recipes