Archives for posts tagged ‘basil’

Lamb Meatloaf with Basil & Millet

  Happy summer solistice!   It’s hard to believe but my daughter is two months old already. We are starting to get into a routine, I am getting better at multi-tasking, and I’m even getting ready to go back to work in a few weeks. Thankfully, all of the breastfeeding issues we were dealing with […]

Tuna & Heirloom Tomato-Basil Salad

  I saw this great recipe by Amanda Gold in the Chronicle on Sunday for an heirloom tomato and tuna salad, so I decided to make my own.  Ripe tomatoes are everywhere now (except in my backyard, thanks to late planting and colder and cloudier weather than usual for this time of year), and they are […]

Stuffed Pumpkins for Halloween!

Stuffed Pumpkins   Did you know that pumpkins are actually a variety of winter squash?  You can do many more things with them other than just bake pies and carve jack-o-lanterns.  So this week I decided to try something festive and bake stuffed pumpkins.     You can do this with mini-pumpkins or any kind of small […]

Brown Rice Pasta Primavera With Basil-Pinenut-Pecorino Pesto

  This weekend was our housewarming party, and I was so excited to have a dining room where I could put the extra leaves in the dining table and lay out a good spread!  (Not to mention have enough room for guests to mingle!)  We had black bean & corn salad, a beautiful bowl of […]

California Calamari With Eggplant Pasta

  Before we moved to California, my husband and I visited Monterey and had the most amazing calamari at a restaurant out on the pier.  The waiter said that you can really only get good calamari when it is fresh and local.  He was right.  I’ve cooked calamari before but it never tasted that good.  But […]

Green Lentil Stew With Fresh Basil

  This turned out to be an accidental success while making use of a humongous bunch of basil I got from the farmers’ market this week.  I don’t claim to be an expert in preparing Indian food or lentil dishes, though I aspire to be.  I’ve made many attempts that did not come out tasting […]

Tuscan White Beans and Spinach

  Forgive me, dear reader, for my lack of posting over this eventful holiday season.  A 10-day road trip, trying to go back to work full-force immediately afterward, and a week-long illness have really cramped my style.  I am still not 100-percent but today for the first time I woke up with a little bit […]