Springtime Broccoli Cheese Soup with Peas & Scallions (gluten-free, vegetarian)

I think I’m confused. With triple digits in this week’s forecast, it’s not exactly the season for soup, and yet it’s sort of all I can think about these days. It’s so simple. And it makes such stellar use of those CSA veggies that are threatening slime in the crisper drawer. I always have the best intentions. Really, I do. Last night we sat down to piping bowls of this favorite chowder, light on the milk and bulked up with a few handfuls of sweet, leafy spigarello. Before that, it was a fuschia-hued dream of beets whirled with Indian spices … Read More

Masala Roasted Sunchokes with Feta, Mint & Lemon (gluten-free)

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!  Have you entered our Luv Yo Momma giveaway yet? No? So I guess you don’t wanna win a Breakfast in Bed set from Q Squared, then. Ok. Up to you. (Check it out!) Confession number one. I just ate a pop tart. Well, ok, some non-GMO, organic approximation of a pop-tart, but it hit all the same pop-tarty notes. Scalding hot, jammy inside. Crackling sugary crust. It was all sorts of delicious. I want another. Maybe in time I’ll DIY some for the bliggy. Confession number two. I’m about half … Read More

“The Paleo Foodie” cookbook GIVEAWAY (and Spicy Parsnip Hummus)

{This contest is now closed. Thanks so much for your entries — and congrats to our winner, Heidi K! } Food blogging is kind of an interesting gig. And to be honest, I’ve struggled with the term “food blogger” a lot. For one, it seems we’re a dime a dozen. Even good food bloggers (I’ll use that descriptor loosely and without assumption that I do/not fit into the category) are available in abundance. There are just a lot of folks out there — a plethora, even (love that word) — who do a fine job of experiencing the world through their … Read More

Garlicky Curried Noodle Soup (gf w/ vegan option) – and a Q Squared gig!

When I posted this guy on Instagram the other day, I had the forethought to actually add a squidge of sriracha to the egg. And it looked bangarang, you guys. Bang. Uh. Rang. And then I sat down to edit the pics for this post and realized that, amidst all the excitement of pulling out the big ol’ Nikon and strapping it to the tripod and F-stopping like whoa, I never actually took a real-deal pic of the sauce’d egg. What the eff. I blame #yolkporn. Gets me every time. (Ok, side note: that rocker Caleb dude is singing a … Read More

Creamy Potato, Leek & Gorgonzola Soup (gluten-free)

Soups on! Does anyone say that anymore? Did anyone say that ever? Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of soup? When you’re sick, when you’re chilled, when you’re feeling too lazy for real cooking but somewhere inside your domestic diva urges you to persist? That damn diva. She sure can be a pesky mofo. Will the questions ever stop? Nah, and unfortumunnately they likely won’t become more interesting. It’s the nature of blogging. Eventually, you run out of things to say. Sors. SOUP! Amazingly, this simple, creamy wonder doesn’t employ a smidge of cream — and when it … Read More

Grapefruit, Gorgonzola, Pear & Parsley Salad (gluten-free)

Game of Thrones warned me: Winter is here! Really! I mean, I’ve been in my CaliBubble for a while, but would you believe the rest of the country is not suffering from a record-breaking drought? If you saw the gigantor snowflakes bombing the asphalt outside my pal’s window right now, there’d be no question. It’s full-blown waynter. (And here I thought the Snowpocalypse was just YA for the forthcoming albino zombie takeover. “Just,” of course, being used super loosely because, duh, I would totally read that.) Anyway. Food! So while I’m here in Minneapolis getting snowed in, I thought yooz … Read More

App-citing News! And 25-Minute Skillet Chicken w/ Carrots & Leeks (gf)

Hi guys, long time no see. First off, a little business: I’m super stoked to announced that three of your favorite P&Q recipes are now featured in the latest collection in the Foodie.com iPhone/iPad app (UPATE: now the MODE app)! Download the FREE app now to check out these (and 37 other!) Dinner for Two recipes, just in time for Valentine’s Day. There are plenty of other gorgeous recipe collections to browse featuring loads of other bloggers’ great ideas, too. Get it in the App Store today! Ok, moving on: I love leeks. They’re kind of a pain in the ass to … Read More

Steam-Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Sesame Soy Vinaigrette (vegan & gf)

I have a ritual when Chris goes out of town. It’s called Eating a Lot of Asian Veggies. Do I need to explain? Chris is probably the world’s best sport when it comes to eating veggies. Despite his “particular” eating habits that we’ve discussed before, he rarely turns his nose up at a vegetable. Unless it’s a tomato. Or a mushroom. Or an avocado. You know. All the vegetables that, if I were a vegetarian, would make life worth living. Fortunately, I’m not a vegetarian, so I make do. There are a buttload of other veggies that make for seriously … Read More

Pig n’ Prairie Pasta (Rigatoni with Easy Bacon & Bison Bolognese)

We’re watching Dexter these days. I hope you understand why that means my posts have been a bit sporadic lately. I’m sure it also explains why I’m hearing the words I’m typing in the voice of Michael C. Hall. Is it still your own inner monologue if it’s in the voice of someone else? In case you’re wondering, it’s still happening. I feel like we hardly even know each other anymore, you guys. So I’m going to try to change that. Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to these days, outside of the kitchen: As we discussed, I’m … Read More

Creamy Baked Eggs with Chimichurri (Christmas Eggs! w/ gf option)

This week has been a whirlwind. I’d point out my lack of posting, but perhaps you’ve already noticed? We learned a few days ago that Chris will be starting a new job in two weeks (he’s such a smartie!), we’re toying with the idea of moving (locally, but is moving ever easy?) — and after months of anticipation research, we finally sealed the deal on some new wheels for this little lady. Which begs the question: where was this heated steering wheel thing when I was driving to work in Level 3 snow emergencies a few years ago? Or 4WD, … Read More