Category Archives: Cooking

Pan Fried Monkfish with Simmered Greens and Mushrooms

Monkfish is a rather homely (to us — they probably look just fine to each other) denizen of the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean.  It allegedly tastes like,  and has the texture of, lobster tail.  I can see the resemblance, … Continue reading

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Quinoa in the Rice Cooker

I have to admit, when I first saw this word, I thought it would be pronounced Kin-Oh-Ah, and went by this misconception for some time.  After all, that’s what it looked like.  People started talking about Keen-Wah, and I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts and Chicken

Up until a few years ago, I despised Brussels sprouts.  Mind you, I liked the rest of the Brassica family (cabbage, broccoli, kale, broccolini….), but them sprout things were just nasty. Growing up, we’d eat them boiled, and I don’t … Continue reading

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Asian Steamed Fish with Cabbage and Mushrooms

In lieu of an Asian bamboo steamer, I used my large Caphalon pot that is oven-safe. For those who’d like to know: this recipe is both gluten-free and soy-free. Today in New York City (and presumably elsewhere), Chinatown is throwing … Continue reading

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The Lowly Spud: Mashed Potatoes

Does anyone really need a recipe for mashed potatoes? Perhaps not, but I thought I’d put in a plug for my favorite home-cooked mashed potato recipe.  (I remember my early cooking days when I simply bought a box of Potato … Continue reading

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Portobellos Stuffed with Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage

My old laptop died.  I now have a new one.  I’m now back to blogging; this is a recipe I created earlier this month for which for some reason I didn’t port the photos off to the old computer before … Continue reading

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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops

Welcome to 2015.  Despite the paragraph below, I welcome in 2015. I was all set to cook and post a great vegetarian Meatless Monday scalloped potato dish, but it accidentally got contaminated by a bit of scalloped human — mainly … Continue reading

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