Tag: dinner

Eco-Cheap Cooking

#meatlessmonday Meets the 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative Recipe 15: Pumpkin Bechamel

Also, happy World Pasta Day!  Good grief, so much going on.  We better get right into Penne with Basil and Pumpkin Bechamel Wow…so let’s see…  This recipe is my #meatlessmonday post for Meatless Monday.  It’s also the last of the 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking recipes for this year (boo!  I know, I’m bummed.)  I’d […]

Eco-Cheap Cooking, Meatless Monday

#meatlessmonday Meets the 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative Recipe 14: Pumpkin Soup

Yep, that’s right.  It’s another #meatlessmonday and another installment of the 2009 Nude & Echo-Cheap Cooking Initiative.  Today we’re making Pumpkin Soup If you’re not familiar with the 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative, that’s where I take the delicious veggies grown by the always awesome Shawna Coronado and turn them into a meal for a […]

Meatless Monday, recipes, techniques, vegan

2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative Recipe 11 #meatlessmonday Homemade Creamy Tomato Red Pepper Sauce

Homemade Creamy Tomato Red Pepper Sauce Happy 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative and happy #meatlessmonday!  Hopefully you are enjoying many a meatless dish tonight, but if you’re out of delicious meatless ideas have I got one for you?! This one is super simple and delicious.  I was actually inspired to make it when eating at […]

Meatless Monday, menu, recipes, the liquid side, vegetarian

Can You Eat White After Labor Day? (Also, Happy #MeatlessMonday)

Okay, so the fashionistas all agree that you can’t wear white after Labor Day, but, I’m wondering about eating white after Labor Day.  Think about it.  If you can’t wear white, you’re probably wearing darker colors and if you spill… yikes!  Who knows…maybe tomorow the manner experts are going to outlaw fettuchini alfredo, sugar cookies, […]


Play Date and Portuguese Pork

Tonight I had a great time cooling with @ShellyKramer in her fantastic kitchen (currently being remodeled.)  It was fun to chat about recipes and try a new pork recipe. The pork was not a 100% success.  It was a bit tough, but all in all good times were achieved. I also made some rice on […]


Asian Braised Short Ribs

So, somehow this week has become braised week…but hey, braising leads to some really delicious food, so why not go with it?  Tonight you can make… Asian Braised Short Ribs Okay Cara…this one is for you! Short ribs are some of the most flavorful pieces of meat that you can get your hand on.  They […]


Chicken Taco Filling

Looking for something to do with your chicken? How about making Chicken Taco Filling This recipe restored my faith in slow cooked chicken.  It uses dark meat, in this case thighs, because they are juicer and they have better flavor than white meat.  As it turns out, this is one of my family’s favorite taco […]