Posts Tagged: quick

hummus and yam sandwich

Pro snacking for lazy yet well-intentioned students

I’m studying biology right now (well I was until taking a break to write this blog post) and snacking on a delicious hummus and yam sandwich. Truth is I have a better diet when I’m sharing meals with others. When

hummus and yam sandwich

Pro snacking for lazy yet well-intentioned students

I’m studying biology right now (well I was until taking a break to write this blog post) and snacking on a delicious hummus and yam sandwich. Truth is I have a better diet when I’m sharing meals with others. When

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Honey Lime Sriracha Sauce
/ Erin

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Honey Lime Sriracha Sauce

As I have mentioned before, I am not much of a deep fry cook.  I like deep-fried food, but I leave it to the experts.   The food that I deep fry ends up burnt on the outside and raw

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Honey Lime Sriracha Sauce
/ Erin

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Honey Lime Sriracha Sauce

As I have mentioned before, I am not much of a deep fry cook.  I like deep-fried food, but I leave it to the experts.   The food that I deep fry ends up burnt on the outside and raw

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

I tend to be skeptical about health food.  Spending my childhood in the Pacific Northwest and in Hawaii, I was always around glowingly healthy hippies who claimed that some ridiculously healthy thing they had taken to eating was “delicious”.  You

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

I tend to be skeptical about health food.  Spending my childhood in the Pacific Northwest and in Hawaii, I was always around glowingly healthy hippies who claimed that some ridiculously healthy thing they had taken to eating was “delicious”.  You

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/ Erin

Chilled Avocado Soup/ Last Minute Cold Soup Roundup

The weather has been a weirdly beautiful this  August in NYC.  We only had a few weeks of unbearable heat and humidity (back in July).  August has been sunny and not too hot and only occasionally a little bit muggy.

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/ Erin

Chilled Avocado Soup/ Last Minute Cold Soup Roundup

The weather has been a weirdly beautiful this  August in NYC.  We only had a few weeks of unbearable heat and humidity (back in July).  August has been sunny and not too hot and only occasionally a little bit muggy.

Cooling Kohlrabi and Apple Salad
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/cooling-kohlrabi-and-apple-salad/
/ Erin

Cooling Kohlrabi and Apple Salad

This crunchy salad is dressed with yogurt, mint and tangy Middle Eastern seasonings.  There is something very familiar about this salad, but it took me a while to place it. I have mentioned before that I spent my early childhood

Cooling Kohlrabi and Apple Salad
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/cooling-kohlrabi-and-apple-salad/
/ Erin

Cooling Kohlrabi and Apple Salad

This crunchy salad is dressed with yogurt, mint and tangy Middle Eastern seasonings.  There is something very familiar about this salad, but it took me a while to place it. I have mentioned before that I spent my early childhood

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/ Erin

Watercress Salad with Avocado and Broiled Pineapple

Happy Mother’s Day!!  This is a recipe for my mother and also for anyone else who reads this blog in Hawaii (where I grew up).  I have made this fabulous salad recipe, from Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America by

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/ Erin

Watercress Salad with Avocado and Broiled Pineapple

Happy Mother’s Day!!  This is a recipe for my mother and also for anyone else who reads this blog in Hawaii (where I grew up).  I have made this fabulous salad recipe, from Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America by

Four Weird and Delicious Pestos
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/four-weird-and-delicious-pestos/
/ Erin

Four Weird and Delicious Pestos

I know this is weird, but I don’t make basil pesto.  I make pesto for three reasons. 1.  I have some sad bunch of green something that I did not use in a timely fashion, but cannot stand to throw

Four Weird and Delicious Pestos
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/four-weird-and-delicious-pestos/
/ Erin

Four Weird and Delicious Pestos

I know this is weird, but I don’t make basil pesto.  I make pesto for three reasons. 1.  I have some sad bunch of green something that I did not use in a timely fashion, but cannot stand to throw

Crushed Olive Salad with Celery and Mint
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/crushed-green-olive-salad-with-celery-and-mint/
/ Erin

Crushed Green Olive Salad with Celery and Mint

I knew I was going to love this salad as soon as I read the recipe.  I am a big fan of good green olives and celery.  In fact, when I travel I always pack green olives and celery as

Crushed Olive Salad with Celery and Mint
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/crushed-green-olive-salad-with-celery-and-mint/
/ Erin

Crushed Green Olive Salad with Celery and Mint

I knew I was going to love this salad as soon as I read the recipe.  I am a big fan of good green olives and celery.  In fact, when I travel I always pack green olives and celery as

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/ Erin

Creamy Jicama, Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw with Garlic and Lemon/ Maui Farm Vegetables

I spent the second half of my childhood on the island of Maui.  First in the old whaling town and tourist Mecca of Lahaina and later in the scorching hot seaside sprawl of Kihei.  When my parents bought their house

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Creamy Jicama, Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw with Garlic and Lemon/ Maui Farm Vegetables

I spent the second half of my childhood on the island of Maui.  First in the old whaling town and tourist Mecca of Lahaina and later in the scorching hot seaside sprawl of Kihei.  When my parents bought their house

Gluten-Free Coconut Pancakes http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/2-kinds-of-gluten-free-pancakes-and-caramelized-fruit-topping/
/ Erin

Pineapple Brown Betty (A good topping for gluten-free coconut pancakes)

I liked to cook when I was a kid.  I found that I could convince my mother to let me eat much less healthy food if it was couched in enthusiasm about learning how to cook for myself.  I remember

Gluten-Free Coconut Pancakes http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/2-kinds-of-gluten-free-pancakes-and-caramelized-fruit-topping/
/ Erin

Pineapple Brown Betty (A good topping for gluten-free coconut pancakes)

I liked to cook when I was a kid.  I found that I could convince my mother to let me eat much less healthy food if it was couched in enthusiasm about learning how to cook for myself.  I remember