Tuesday Dinner: Corned Beef & Cabbage

Corned Beef & Cabbage • Romaine & Brussels Sprouts with Oranges and Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette • Buttermilk Levain with Dried Fruit • Irish Coffee Cookies We’ve got a St. Patrick’s Day menu a week early! I should have realized that March 17th falls on a Tuesday this year; if I had checked the calendar, we would have been eating corned beef and cabbage on the … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Corned Beef & Cabbage

Tuesday Dinner: Spinach & Cauliflower with Indian Spices

Spinach & Cauliflower with Indian Spices • Romaine with Radishes, Cucumbers, and Sesame-Lemon Dressing • Flatbread • Sesame-Wheat Sablées Here’s a side effect that happens after making soup for forty-plus people every week for eight years: quite frequently, when I eat something new that I like, I think “wow, that would make a great soup.”  Last week I made some vegan saag paneer, with tofu … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Spinach & Cauliflower with Indian Spices

Tuesday Dinner: Asparagus & Chickpea Soup

Asparagus & Chickpea • Romaine with Celery, Walnuts, and Garlic-Anchovy Dressing • Barley Levain • Lemon Cream Cake We went away for a few days last week and came home to a house that was only forty-eight degrees. Brrr! That’s what happens after five days without a fire in the pellet stove, and you live on the shady side of the street; it’s winter over … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Asparagus & Chickpea Soup

Tuesday Dinner: Valentine’s Day Borscht

Valentine’s Day Borscht with Dilled Sour Cream • Romaine with Grapefruit & Radishes • Dark Rye Rolls • Bittersweet Brownies I know there are many borscht lovers among us, but there’s one very enthusiastic person who has been counting down the “days until borscht” since last August. It’s Valentine’s Day on Friday, which means that borscht-day has finally arrived. Hooray! Love and pink soup, what … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Valentine’s Day Borscht

Tuesday Dinner: Yellow Curry with Tofu

Yellow Curry with Tofu & Brown Rice • Vegetable & Fruit Slaw • Sesame Levain Rolls • Cheesecake I got Tony Bourdain’s cookbook from the library this week. He’s got a recipe in there for “fake-ass spicy peanut sauce.” Today’s soup is kinda “fake-ass,” but it also tastes really good, even though authenticity has flown out the window. It’s not too far off, though—normally, this … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Yellow Curry with Tofu

Tuesday Dinner: Fasolado (Greek White Bean & Celery Soup)

Fasolado (Greek White Bean & Celery Soup) • Romaine with Olives, Red Onion, and Roasted Peppers • Grainy Levain Rolls • Lamingtons Adriana’s celery is so gosh darned delicious that I’ve been thinking of how to use it as a central ingredient. This chilly, damp weather led my thoughts toward bean soups, and then to the idea of this specific soup, one where white beans … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Fasolado (Greek White Bean & Celery Soup)

Tuesday Dinner: Red-Cooked Pork with Winter Vegetables & Rice Noodles

Chinese-Style Braised Pork with Winter Vegetables and Noodles • Peanut-Cabbage Slaw • Multigrain Levain Rolls • Almond-Sesame Cookies Lunar New Year starts this weekend; celebrations continue for two weeks. Semi-coincidentally, we’ve got an Asian-inspired meal this week. I mean, yes, I knew Lunar New Year was coming up, but mostly it just happens that all I feel like eating right now are stir-fries and rice … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Red-Cooked Pork with Winter Vegetables & Rice Noodles

Tuesday Dinner: Mushroom-Barley

Mushroom-Barley with Parslied Sour Cream • Romaine with Beets & Celery • Levain Rolls • Citrus Mess I made winter vegetable lasagna for a catering client last week. I was sautéing mushrooms for the lasagna, I thought about how delicious they were but how I rarely cooked or ate them for myself because neither of my kids like them. And that’s where you guys come … Continue reading Tuesday Dinner: Mushroom-Barley