Ode to My Pressure Cooker

I have to confess, when I first heard people raving about pressure cookers, I thought, no way.  I’m not having an exploding appliance in MY kitchen.  But I did some research.  And I found that the new models are much different than the ones from my grandmother’s day.  They don’t explode!  While I have a… Continue Reading

‘Cream’ of Broccoli Soup

It occurred to me this weekend, if I want my husband to be brown-bagging healthy lunches, I really need to cook in advance so that the freezer is well stocked, instead of just trying to rely on weeknight leftovers.  Since my husband is on a soup kick lately, and soups are ridiculously easy with my… Continue Reading

Green Smoothies – general notes

I eat a lot of salads. I like green leafy veggies, and I know they are good for me. In the summer, though, sometimes I prefer to drink my greens. A cool concoction of leafy greens and frozen fruit is quite refreshing, and ultra healthy. Here are a few tips that I’ve learned by experimenting… Continue Reading

Straightupfood.com’s Quinoa Cornbread

The other day I reviewed 2 recipes that I had found on the blog, straightupfood.com by Cathy Fisher.  As I have gone gluten-free, I was very excited to find lots of gf options here.  The other night it was ridiculously cold out and I decided that a salad and some soup would make a great… Continue Reading

Roasted Red Pepper Mac N Cheese from ‘Isa Does It’

With the success of the butternut squash bisque this weekend, I decided to stay in the same cookbook for dinner last night, Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s new cookbook Isa Does It. I went for the kid-friendly ‘mac n cheese’ and it did not disappoint!  I pretty much followed the directions on this one.  Isa calls for… Continue Reading

Butternut Bisque from ‘Isa Does It’

My name is Audrey, and I am a cookbook addict.  So it is no surprise that I had to have a copy of Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s new cookbook Isa Does It. I’ve been salivating over the pictures since the book arrived last week.  The produce from the local farms has been incredible this year, and… Continue Reading