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Great recipes (lazy version): part 2

September 29, 2013

More ways to use those CSA veggies:

This caramelized fennel recipe was unbelievably delicious, and I used it in place of fennel seeds in this fennel pasta dish that was so much better than the previous recipe I posted.

Beet and Goat Cheese Salad:  delicious.  I subbed mixed greens for the arugula, and sometimes feta for goat cheese.  Or almonds for walnuts.  The kids happily eat the nuts and cranberries and cheese; we get yummy salad and a pleasant meal.  Win.

One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes:  Raved-about recipes usually make me skeptical, even by such a chef as Deb Perelman.  But her raves for this one are well-deserved.  A satisfying and healthy way to introduce a new whole grain (farro), in a super-easy format (one pot!).  Didn’t even try this for the kids, but maybe next time.

Roasted Shallot and Squash Pasta Bake:  Welcome, Fall.  Squash, shallots, sage blended to creamy sauce for pasta casserole.  I made this a vegan one for my visiting dairy-free friend:  no creme fraiche, cheese as a topping after baking.  Still fantastic and healthy.

Sugar-free Zucchini Bread:  a slightly misleading title because it uses 1 cup of honey instead of refined sugar, but still yummy and not at all dried out.  I used 3/4 cup of honey (all that was left in the cabinet) and 1/4 cup maple syrup, and think it would taste just fine with maybe 2/3 or 3/4 cup of maple syrup.  The two loaves feed the five of us for maybe three breakfasts (if I can slice the bread thin enough).  Jamie almost always has a meltdown when the zucchini bread is “all gone.”

Throwback:  four four-month-olds, Nov. 2011

Throwback: four four-month-olds, Nov. 2011

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. rayaless permalink
    October 4, 2013 11:44 pm

    What scrumptious recipes Michelle! (And the photograph of triplets at four months is quite the relic…. You and Alan have accomplished quite a bit in the last two years :-))

    Missed connecting with you this week, however hope – and imagine! – teaching and parenting are both going well.

    I’ll be in touch to see if this coming week we might enjoy the beautiful autumn weather together!

    Blessings, Andrea

  2. Abbie Spear permalink
    September 29, 2013 11:16 pm

    That is how they will always look to me 🙂

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