Happy Day 3 of Arrested Development Week! Only 6 days to go, and you, my little chicken dancers, must be hungry. And that’s what this is for. A solid springtime meal for a solid springtime Monday.
You may be in a sweets coma, after all–did you see these insane frozen bananas that Elizabeth at SugarHero made for you/us? They put the Bluths’ bananas to shame, but we all know the Bluths are only in it for the money. This is frozen bananas, with love (i.e. sprinkles).
So, to help you recover, we’re making soup. In honor of Lindsay Bluth Funke, born Nellie Sitwell: charity event-thrower, cause taker-upper (HOOP, anyone?), shopper, unsuccessful business launcher, hands-off mother (to someone who just happens to be one of the coolest characters in television–so “Maeby” there’s something to the Funkes’ parenting style; I’m just saying).
(Yes, if I had children, it’s possible I would gather parenting insights from sitcoms. Let’s all be grateful that I do not.)
(photo from http://fashionandhistrionics.blogspot.com/)
Lindsay is by no means domestic, but when she tries, you get a big spoonful of Hot Ham Water. It’s a fine idea–and revolutionary, to boot–but I’m thinking Hot Ham and Vegetable Water would be even better.
Posted in Main courses, Meat, Soup, Spring
Tagged arrested development, asparagus, basil, carrots, fava beans, green beans, ham, hot ham water, lindsay bluth, lindsay funke, soup, spring comfort food, vegetables
This is for your hangover.
Not the drinking kind–for a booze hangover, in fact, I’d give you a high-five and direct your debauched little butt to waffle thing one and waffle thing two. Maybe some eggs sitting on a bunch of spicy tomato and chickpea sauce. Oh! Or a chicken and waffles sandwich. Which, by the way, has bacon-jalapeno jam on it, which you could eat with a spoon if you really YOLOed it up the night before. Or maybe it’s lunchtime already and you feel like spicy Thai noodles to make you feel human again (if only by melting your face off). Hair of the dog? I have a dangerous idea for you.
What I really have in mind today, though, is a gravy-meat-potatoes hangover. We’ve all been there; if you can’t possibly stand the thought of drippy, fatty, gravy-laden meat, atop a bed of starchy, butter-laden potatoes, I have an idea for you. It’s fresh, hearty, filling and flavorful.
See, I’m not a lazy food blogger–I’m just thinking ahead, is all.
Posted in Fall, Healthy (?), Holidays, Main courses, Salad, Sides, Vegetarian
Tagged apple, entree salad, fennel, Fruit, hearty salad, pomegranate, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, wheatberries, whole grains
I got karma-ed big time this morning. Big. Time.
See, last night I did an evil thing that I normally don’t do. I saw a spider scurrying across the kitchen floor (not that this happens often), and, well… It was moving too quickly for me to do my usual hippie-dippy thing with a sheet of paper and gentle release back into the outdoors. This bad boy (or girl) had places to be, things to do. So. I think you can figure out what I did.
This morning, I was up way too early, and as I groggily made my way into the kitchen in the dark, my sock found itself, all of a sudden, cold and wet and covered with bubbly foam. In the very same spot where my spider friend met its maker, which was actually the first thought in my sleepy, guilty brain.
Coincidence? Doubt it.
You got me, spider…. And you have CostCo to thank for packaging dishwashER liquid and dishwashING liquid in a way-too-similar manner. Universe, karma, CostCo–all working together on your eight-legged behalf. I salute you, and hope all is well on the other side.
If you were human, I’d make you a nice salad… But I also wouldn’t murder you (swearsies). I hope dedicating this post to you is enough.
Posted in Fall, Healthy (?), Main courses, Salad, Sides, Vegetarian, Winter
Tagged beets, craft of cooking, farro, roasting, salad, tom colicchio, vegan, vegan main courses, vegetables, vegetarian, whole grains
Who has two thumbs and seems to get the most unfortunate colds midsummer? This
hot lukewarm mess, right here. Hi. Lately, I seem to breeze through winters with barely a sniffle, and when I do find myself lying in bed and confessing to the bottle of OJ I’m snuggling that I want to die, it just happens to be July.
The bright side of this particular bout of The Ickies was discovering that I may be psychic, as I made soup right before it hit me. Soup in July–I know. But: it’s corn. Quintessential summer food, from the farmers’ market. You don’t even have to get yourself sick to enjoy it, but if you do, add enough hot sauce to choke a (small to medium) black bear. It’ll make you feel alive again.
Posted in Healthy (?), Main courses, Soup, Summer
Tagged celery, corn, herbs, lima beans, soup, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian
Carrots! Again! I KNOW. This is literally the rabbitiest of all rabbit food… That’s not a bad thing. Hear me out.
Aren’t rabbits notoriously… happy? Maybe they’re onto something. I’m not saying you ate a ton of ice cream last week, and are about to make even more, but… Maybe you did. If you’re me. Hey, me. I made carrot soup for you.
This is my excuse for eating everything, everywhere, all day every day, when I travel (not that I need one). Inspiration! Recreating favorite, memorable dishes from far away… It’s like a time/space machine. There’s always something to learn from people who, uh, actually cook for a living.
What I’m saying is, nice job, Gabrielle Hamilton’s sous chef at Prune in NYC. I want to be like you when I grow up, and this is me trying. Also, thanks for lunch.
Posted in Main courses, Meat, Salad, Sides, Travel
Tagged anchovy, asiago, beets, cauliflower, cheese, chioggia beets, garlic, golden beets, hearty salads, lemon, roasting, salami, vegetables