Month: February 2008

  • Vegetable and Herb Chowder

    Lisa was at the helm again tonight and chose to make this chowder from The Soup Bible. Pretty self-explanatory, just a nice chunky vegetable soup. Chris says: It must still be winter; so many soups! Lisa says: They definitely warm you up… I like the creaminess of this one. Chris says: Yep, and it was […]

  • Baked Eggplant with Mushroom-Veggie-Tomato Sauce

    Tonight Lisa adapted a recipe from Cooking Light, throwing in a bunch of extra veggies to make this baked eggplant dish. It was close to a lasagna, with eggplant taking the place of the noodles. Ridiculously low in calories, which meant we polished off the entire dish. Chris says: Yum, is that pizza? Oh wait. […]

  • Tomato Soup with Israeli Couscous

    Tonight I finally got around to making a soup from The Ultimate Soup Bible, a cookbook we got from Lisa’s brother at Christmas. This easy to make tomato soup is made with Israeli couscous (which is much larger and chewier than regular couscous), onions, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, and mint; the soup has a great aroma […]

  • Taste & Create VI: Cranberry Almond Blondies

    I realized late last night that time was running out for Taste & Create VI, and with the rest of our week already planned out and our being out of town this weekend, my options for creating a dish from Kelly’s Sounding My Barbaric Gulp were dwindling. Luckily, she recently featured a recipe that sounded […]

  • Onion Lovers Rejoice! Mujadara & Chicken and Onions in Hot Sauce

    Tonight’s we had an onionstravaganza! Mujadara, a Lebanese rice and lentil dish topped with blackened onions, paired with chicken cooked with onions, tomato, and hot pepper, served family-style. The chicken recipe comes from Secrets of Healthy Middle Eastern Cuisine. Chris says: I could have made the chicken spicier; our red pepper’s not hot enough. Lisa […]