Archives for April 2013

Saag Paneer for Spring Spinach

Garam masala, coriander, ginger, and garlic flavor this creamy, spinach-based saag dish with seared pieces of paneer cheese. The recipe can be adjusted to be served with chicken, if desired. I was introduced to Indian cuisine a few years after I had left home. It was during a college road trip: cars brimming with bodies, […]

Saag Paneer

2 pounds fresh spinach or a mix of spinach with other greens 5 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon – 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust amount to personal heat preference) 10 ounces paneer, cut into 1″ cubes 1 onion, diced 1 2″ knob ginger, minced 3 cloves garlic 1 serrano chile, […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Looking Back on the Way We Ate

This month in the Eat Well, Spend Less series we’re looking back on what’s changed over the past two years in the purposeful way we feed our family. This month marks two years of the Eat Well, Spend Less series. Last year for the one-year anniversary I covered a lot of the ongoing changes we […]

We’re Going on a Treasure Hunt, a Good Cook Treasure Hunt

Come on a fun treasure hunt for kitchen products to be entered to win one of three grand prizes from Good Cook. Photo by Brooke from Cheeky Kitchen for Good Cook We’re going on a treasure hunt. We’re going on a treasure hunt. Treasure hunts are fun, right? Sure they are, especially when there’s a […]

Weekly Menu: Jump Start Your Monday

A springtime menu and a few inspirational links that will get you in the “face the week” frame of mind. Plus, as always, there are a few tips on making the menu plan run as smoothly as possible. I got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. This may have to do […]

Ricotta Gnocchi: Finding Perfection Within Imperfections

A little how-to and recipe on making ricotta gnocchi (gnocchi di ricotta) using our whole milk ricotta, as well as some perfection pondering. The answer is eluding me. There is this concept of grace I can’t quite grasp. I can feel it, invading my chest cavity and taking up residence there, pulsing along with the […]

Ricotta Gnocchi

2 cups whole milk ricotta 2 eggs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg In a large bowl, mix together the ricotta and eggs. Stir in the grated parmesan. Add the flour and nutmeg slowly, stirring to incorporate as it is being added, until the dough becomes smooth. Turn […]