Tag Archives: comfort food

Lorna Yee’s Balsamic-Glazed Turkey Meatloaf

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Filed under Home Cooking + Recipes

In case you don’t know, I am a newlywed.  This, however, is coincidental to the fact that I LOVE Lorna Yee’s cookbook, The Newlywed Kitchen.   Don’t let the title fool you — I have had it since well before I was married or even engaged.  You do not need to be a newlywed, married or in any type of relationship to enjoy and cook from this book.

There are delightful stories and recipes from couples all around the country, and reading them was quite a pleasure.

What is so fabulous about this cookbook is the cookability (yes, I made up a word) of every single recipe.  They are simple to prepare and utilize ingredients that you would normally buy and cook with. Read More »

Kale and Brown Rice Gratin and a Review of Clearly Fresh Bags

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Filed under Home Cooking + Recipes, Leftovers

As the summer has dwindled down, (wait, who am I kidding, we hardly had a summer in the Pacific [email protected]@!$), there has been one dish on my mind haunting me from the last time I made it last winter.

Kale is not necessarily a sexy vegetable.  It’s green — very green, and has a hard, incorrigible stalk, and tastes like…well, it tastes really healthy.  Because it IS healthy!  It’s healthy, and beautiful, and green and you must eat it.  Eat it today, eat it tomorrow and feed it to your children.  I’ll get off my platform now.

Brown rice can be thought of as hippie-only food, chewy, brown and — gasp, different than white rice!  But it has really grown on me, and I try to substitute it in for its white counterpart as often as I can.  I have really grown to love its nutty chewiness, and can respect its health benefits.

Put these two hard for some to love ingredients together, add cheese and whole milk, and what do you get? Magic.  Magical comfort food deliciousness. Read More »