Legen-dairy Risotto

“Non-dairy risotto? Fuck do you mean, non-dairy risotto?” Italian hands intensify <sarcasm> This was definitely the first thing my mother said to me when I told her about this recipe. 100%. For real. No takebacks. </sarcasm> Hi, readers of an obscure cooking blog. I’m Diana’s son, Drew. She made me, and now I have to pay…

Lemon Broccolini

An easy recipe from the Food Network. INGREDIENTS 1 pound broccolini 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon salt Pinch of freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Wash and trim the broccolini and steam for 5 minutes, until it is crisp yet tender. Drain. In a small bowl, whisk…

Favorite Thanksgiving: Herb and Citrus Turkey

Because throwing out food is the worst, I often use this recipe for just thighs or a breast rather than an entire turkey if we don’t have many guests. Using just parts is great — it’s easier to tell if your meat is entirely thawed, everyone can have the part they like best, and it…

Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

Another holiday favorite. Enjoy! This recipe makes about 3 cups. INGREDIENTS 1 pound (about 4 cups) of cranberries 2 cups sugar 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 cup bourbon Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine first 3 ingredients in 9×13-inch baking dish. Cover tightly with foil and bake until cranberries are tender and sugar is dissolved, stirring once,…

Roasted Butternut Squash & Pears

Happy Fall! The holidays are almost here and this is one of my favorite sides for Thanksgiving. (Photos when I make it in a couple of weeks!) TIME/SERVINGS Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins Makes: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground…

Covid(-19) Diaries: Asparagus Piccata

*A delicious edit: Add pancetta for a savory addition! During this crazy shelter-in-place time, there have been evenings where we needed to get creative about dinner. This little experiment turned out so well I thought I’d keep it around. It’s pretty much stuff we just had around the house. So I’m calling this Asparagus Piccata,…

The best Shepherd’s Pie Ever

It’s all about Worcestershire & wine. Ingredients: olive oil 3-4 carrots, diced 1 large onion, diced 1 pound ground beef or lamb 1 cup frozen peas (or any peas) 1 tablespoon butter (Earth Balance if you’re dairy-free) 2 tablespoons flour black pepper (to taste) 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme, finely diced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1…

Cuban-inspired Beans & Rice

This is a fast, easy recipe for those nights when you want something healthy and light, but satisfying. I’ve also added meat to mine, on the nights when I really do need to eat more protein (and accepting it’s a little less healthy this way.) You can easily make it with or without the polish…

Easiest Chicken Piccata

This is such a simple recipe to make, and I love having dinners that can be whipped up relatively fast. Ingredients Chicken cutlets, sliced or pounded thin Flour or breadcrumbs Eggs (maybe, if you use breadcrumbs) a lemon 1 tablespoon of butter, or Earth Balance if you can’t eat dairy 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4…