Bread pudding is my favorite way to reduce food waste because it gives stale bread a new and delicious life.
The humble black bean has been the most versatile staple food in our pantry these days. Tiny in size in its dried form, the little legume cooks up plump and perfectly creamy on the inside with a bit of chew to the skin on the outside. I cook my black beans low and slow in the oven (or on the stovetop) in the largest, heaviest pot I’ve got; my dutch oven. I have a big orange 6-quart’er which I’ve nicknamed The Pumpkin. Cheers for creativity and for naming cookware!
This is such a hectic time of year. Not only do the days seem shorter, but people seem to move faster too. We want to accomplish so many things and check off all the important to-do’s from our lists. I think we all need a breather. Well, this Curry-Roasted Red Kuri Squash Soup is meant to do just that. Let’s all take a moment and enjoy a good, hearty, warm bowl of soup.
It’s not often that I bake. I tend more towards the savory side of things for every meal, including breakfast. But sometimes, you just need a sweet treat. And lately I’ve been baking more often. I’ve found an awesome cornbread recipe that I honestly don’t know how I’d improve upon (you my girl, Alex Guarnaschelli!). I’m working on an easy gluten-free brownie recipe that uses coconut flour instead of all purpose. And then there are these Simple Ginger-Spiced Apple Muffins.
Guys, this salad is so festive! When I saw those teeny tiny beautiful sweet bell peppers at the market I couldn’t resist. They work great in this salad because they’re hearty and crunchy and pair very well with a light and creamy tahini za’atar dressing.