Author Archives: lisalame

What’s for dinner? Stir-fried Chicken and Bok Choy!

CK and I have grown tired of our go-to easy weeknight stir fry dish: chicken breast + frozen veggie mix + oyster sauce + rice. I came across this recipe when searching for recipes with bok choy – a request from CK. Of the many different homemade stir fry recipes we’ve tried, this one shined brighter […]

July 4th Tortellini Salad

Another name for Torellini is “ombelico” (belly button).  Hence why popular myths around the creation of the pasta have to do with a man viewing a woman’s belly button and being inspired by its beauty to create a pasta after it. I can’t say many belly buttons have inspired me in my life or that […]

What’s for lunch? Couscous!

I have discovered my new favorite dish.  When I sat down to eat my first bowl of this dish, I decided I wanted to eat like this for every meal.  Hearty roasted vegetables mixed with a light, fluffy grain, packed with flavorful spices, and the best part, hints of sweetness everytime you come across a […]

Spicy Peanut Soup with Chicken and Collards

That title! So seductive! The thought of wilted collards bathing in a spicy peanut broth with the occasional chunk of tender chicken — how can you not want to make this recipe? My suggestion: don’t. I make an effort to bring lunch to work every day of the week. To avoid falling into the boring […]

Arugula with Fried Eggs and Shaved Parmesan

This was my first recipe out of the new Fast Bittman book. I’m not an avid reader of the original Bittman, so this is really my first Bittman recipe I’ve ever tried. Overall I think my favorite part about using my new cookbook is the fact that it’s a book. I’ve grown so used to using […]

Italian Cheese Twists

A family recipe adopted from Mrs. Bowen’s middle school home economics class.  We make these every Thanksgiving and I’ve been making them for parties in between.  Pairs nicely with New Year’s Eve champange. Italian Cheese Twists Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter softened 1/4 teaspoon basil, crushed 1/4 teaspoon oregano, crushed 1/4 teaspoon marjoram, crushed 1/4 teaspoon […]

What’s for dinner tonight? Ravioli!

It’s Monday again. But this Monday is a special Monday because Christian and I planned ahead what we’d eat for dinner this week! Monday night’s menu — Ravioli with Spinach and Tomatoes. This recipe is so easy.  Everybody can cook this recipe.  It’s so easy I went and tried to complicate it, only deciding in […]