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Posts under ‘Main Course – Vegetarian’

The Other Tortilla

With one kind of tortilla, you can make chilaquiles or huevos a la mexicana. But there’s a different sort of eggs and tortilla altogether. The tortilla española is Spain’s version of the French omelet or the Italian fritatta. The traditional tortilla has potatoes and onions, but you can add just about anything you have on […]

Pizza – Great on the Grill

Stuck in a rut with your grilling? Tired of burgers, sausages and ribs?  OK, so let’s be honest – during the summer we never tire of eating delicious grilled meats.  But, don’t you miss pizza just a little bit?! Crispy crust, gooey cheese….yep, you know you want it!  Well, you can still cook outside and […]

Summer Chopped Salad of Tomatoes and Corn

Fresh tomatoes and corn are two of the summer farm’s greatest treats. The large, fleshy tomatoes are a healthy delight that seem decadent and a bit like forbidden fruit. Corn on the cob, on the other hand, brings me right back to childhood with butter dripping down my chin and kernels stuck between my teeth. […]

Fattoush: Lebanese Bread Salad

Turns out I can’t get enough of drupes – but this time, from an unexpected source: sumac. Do you ever buy ingredients without a recipe in mind? Guilty. Sumac is one of those orphans in my cabinets that now has found a home in at least one recipe that I plan to make again. After […]

“Ultimate” Veggie Burgers

Vegetarian week was easy when it was cold outside. A hearty bowl of vegetable stew is perfect to take the chill off. But then Spring came to San Francisco, ever so briefly. Thick and heavy are not the right fare for Spring and Summer evenings. And what about lunch? It can’t be leftovers of the […]

Farro of the Unknown

Farro is one of those grains that has always caused me pause – what exactly is it? how do you cook it? will it be mushy? I was plagued with doubt and avoided cooking it for quite some time. The other day I swallowed my fear and decided to do some research and cook farro […]

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