Meatball-Ravioli Soup

This soup is just plain ornery. You want soup? You want a light, refreshing soup? You think soup is broth-y and elegant? This soup isn’t. This soup is glorified tomato sauce. This soup has meatballs. This soup has ravioli. Ravioli! Make this soup. And you will enjoy this soup. This soup isn’t one of those…

Spicy Cabbage Hash

I ruminated on this title for a long time. Cheesy cruciferous hash was inherently contradictory, the unpretentious former juxtaposed with the intellectual latter (I spent 10 minutes rooting through the dictionary writing that sentence). Red cabbage hash was misleading- there’s no red cabbage in this. Egg, cheese, tomato, cabbage, broccoli, and bell pepper hash got…

Guacamole

If, like everyone else in this deep fried-calorie rich greaseball we call America, your New Year’s resolution was to start eating healthier, but you also don’t want to forsake everything good in life, make some guacamole. Avocados are full of fat, yes, but the good kind. Like people say all press is good press, all…

Baked Eggs

Another guest post by my mama! Baked eggs have been Christmas breakfast in our house for as long as I can remember- usually accompanied by a gingerbread house (storebought- I tried to make one from scratch last year, with disastrous results), and coffee for my sleepy parents. My sister and I have never believed in…

Orzo Stuffed Fennel

I. Love. Fennel. It may not be in season anymore, but I don’t let little things like that bother me. I will find fennel. And so help me, I will stuff it and bake it. Today, it’s a Mediterranean orzo salad. Tomorrow it could be kimchi. The day after it could be Nutella. There’s no…

Footi Sauce- Guinea

Winter is just about here. The temperature dipped from 80 to 30 degrees overnight. It’s so COLD. And I’m really bitter that I couldn’t wear all my fall outfits. I have a sweater that I can only wear when it’s 50 degrees out, which will have to wait for spring now. And I have to…

Jollof Rice- Gambia

Okay, I’m going to make this quick. I’ve got about a hundred more countries to do, statistics lectures to catch up on, seven poems waiting to be analyzed, equations to be factored, two dogs that want to play fetch, and a partridge in a pear tree. Wait. Too early for that! Try telling Costco that….

Tomato Soup Part 2

So, I made tomato soup. And my wonderful, loving, supportive mother says she can do it better! Not in so many words. But still. So she made it just like HER mom used to. Spoiler alert: it has bread in it. Make both kinds, and tell me which one you think is better! Or, actually,…

Tomato Soup

You can’t have soup week without tomato soup! And you can’t have a president without a brain! Oh yeah! You definitely can! Moron! Him, not me. I like to think I operate on a higher plane. Where was I going with this? I had a point. I know I had a point. I was like…

Bruschetta

A classic. A fixture. An icon. I was digging through some old pictures, and found this, back from when I first started blogging. It’s still a good recipe (it’s never failed me yet), but the pictures. Dear lord, the pictures. I was fond of overexposing things, and editing pictures til they’re so saturated you need…