Fried Capers (Served on Pasta)

Today’s recipe is actually going a little backward in the Brave New Meal book. The recipe is the Fried Capers which are part of the previous section (Soups & Salads) of the book. I had skipped it because, at the time, I wasn’t sure what to serve them with. But I made them now and…

Summertime Carrot Salad

Hello, I am back! I took a break for Passover but then I decided to take a little extra time to just get amore relaxing time. This was a really nice break but I am happy to be back in the kitchen and moving along with the recipes from the Brave New Meal cookbook. Today’s…

Figs in a Blanket

Before I get into this post, I just wanted to say that this is going to be my last post until April 25. The holiday of Passover begins tonight so I am taking some time off from blogging and will enjoy this chance to relax with my family. So now let’s get into this final…

Roasted Bell Pepper & Rosemary Dip

Making dips is something I have gotten more into since the first time I made my own hummus. It is so fun to make and they can be flavoured with any variety of ingredients. Also, you can use any bean as the base – I have used chickpeas, black beans and white beans. Today’s dip…

Glazed Bok Choy with Garlic

I feel like one reason people feel that they can’t eat healthily is that it takes so long to prepare the food. All you need to find is recipes that are quick – like this one – and then you have no excuse! This is the Glazed Bok Choy from the Brave New Meal cookbook….

Fasolakia

I love trying new things, it’s part of the fun of cooking. If you’re not opening your mind to new foods and ways to eat them, mealtime can become a little boring. That’s what makes cookbook challenges so exciting to me. For instance, today’s recipe – Fasolakia (Greek green beans) – is a dish I…

Wine Braised Artichokes with Fresh Herbs

Artichokes are one of those foods that can seem very intimidating if you don’t know how to clean them up. I had cooked with them a while ago but they are not something I cook with frequently because they are so much work. But this recipe came up in the Brave New Meal cookbook and…

Swiss Chard Puttanesca

I am moving right along in this cookbook and I was very excited for this recipe today. This was the Swiss Chard Puttanesca. I remember in the Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook there was also a puttanesca recipe with polenta as a base for it. Here is the link for that if you wanted to check…

Chile Roasted Broccoli

Happy April fool’s! I don’t have any jokes for you but I do have another good recipe from the Brave New Meal cookbook. This is also the first recipe I’m making from the Snacks & Sides section of the book. I’m closing off the week with a very simple side. Roasted vegetables in general are…

Sweet Potato Coconut Soup with Ginger

Here we are, the last post of the month and the last recipe of this section in the Brave New Meal cookbook. Unlike the last soup which was creamy and blended (Creamy Curried Parsnip Soup), this one is nice and chunky. It has sweet potato, onion, bell pepper, black beans and greens (calls for kale…