Lemon, olive and parsley quinoa cakes

I have to give a shoutout to my friend Cristen for recommending this recipe. I always trust her discerning taste, which never leads me astray! If you’ve never tried quinoa, or are looking for a more creative way to cook quinoa, this recipe is great. Vegetarians are on a constant lookout for new protein sources,…

Corn and potato chowder

I suppose the sudden onset of winter in the form of several intense snow storms has put me in the mood for SOUP! So sue me. Everybody loves soup. Anyone who doesn’t shouldn’t be trusted. Anyway, this potato soup recipe is pretty killer, if I do say so myself. It’s kind of like a hybrid…

Curried cauliflower soup

I have to thank my coworker Nikki for recommending this recipe, which she got from a Scandinavian cookbook. Considering my own Scandinavian roots, and of course my well-documented love of anything and everything curry, this soup was an obvious choice. I took the original recipe and tweaked it a bit by adding the ginger, peas,…

Spinach and roasted garlic pizza

I face a major dilemma every time I’m asked to bring food to a party/gathering. On one hand, I want the food to be tasty and homemade to show off my culinary prowess. On the other hand, if it’s too delicious and impressive, then I won’t have any food left over for myself! What a…

Tofu-Peanut Curry

Everyone knows that I love curry. Recipes like these make it clear why I find it necessary to make my own curry powder. I like to make a lot of different variations on a stir-fry, as you’ll see. Just start experimenting with different flavor combinations, vegetables, and proteins, and you can make a stir fry…

Stacey’s “Winning personality” Texas Chili

I apologize for the brief hiatus – I was being all important-like, presenting my research at the BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society) conference last week in Hartford, CT. Hey, at least it was a chance to get out of our dungeon of a lab and go meet some new people who are just as kooky (and…

Green and white chili

I couldn’t think of a good name for this chili that didn’t sound either awkward or silly. It’s been through several iterations at this point. This recipe is dedicated to my friend Kyle, whose intestines (or something) told him to go gluten-free. He asked me specifically to make something with green chilies in it, and…

Sun dried tomato and olive pesto – with linguine

Still on crutches, which is starting to get really old. However, I’ve gotten a bit more used to them, which means I’m somewhat? back to my normal routine. Notice that I use the term ‘normal’ loosely. Anyway, the weather in Boulder has been really schizo lately – I thought dropping temperatures last week meant fall…

Tofu-mushroom lettuce wraps

I was asked to bring food to a bachelorette party recently, but the catch was that the bride-to-be is gluten-free. Adding gluten-free requirements to vegetarianism is definitely a challenge! I immediately thought of my tofu-mushroom potstickers, but was feeling a bit lazy (and was unsure if the wraps I use have gluten or not), so…

Fried eggplant and roasted bell pepper sandwich

Welcome to my first post! This recipe was a collaboration with my friend Robert, who happened to have some homemade olive bread on hand, which inspired this epic sandwich creation! Robert and I have made some pretty intense made-from-scratch recipes before, so this one was relatively simple in comparison. However, it is still very much…