Cook: Silky Smooth Winter Vegetable Soup
Cheese / Comfort Food / Entrees / Healthy Choices / One-Pot Meals / Potatoes / Quick and Easy / See Hatsie Cook / Soup / Vegetables / Vegetarian / Weeknight Meals / Winter Recipes

Cook: Silky Smooth Winter Vegetable Soup

  Here are some things I’d like to tell you on March 2nd: 1. I start a 10-week online writing course today and I’m really excited about it.  The aim of the class is to get the students writing every day.  We’ve got 4 assignments per week and have to turn one in at the end … Continue reading

Cook: Guinness Braised Beef Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes
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Cook: Guinness Braised Beef Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes

I bought myself a birthday present. I bought this beauty of a braiser; it’s huge, it’s heavy, and it’s orange!  I had been wanting one for a really long time, and knew that I wanted it to be the second piece I would add to my life-long Le Creuset collection.  When I just happened to stop into the outlet … Continue reading

Cook: Citrus + Carrot + Beet Juice
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Cook: Citrus + Carrot + Beet Juice

I don’t like beets.  I like the idea of a beet salad with goat cheese but that’s because I like the idea of goat cheese, with anything.  Every time I eat beets, though, I think that they’re just too…earthy.  Which is a nice way of saying that to me, they taste a little bit like dirt.  Sorry. … Continue reading

Cook: Super Green Juice
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Cook: Super Green Juice

I’ve officially jumped head first into juicing.  I love it.  I bought this juicer and decided if I was going to juice, I wanted to jump right in and go for it.  Green juice: mostly vegetables, lots of leafy greens, the color of kermit. Verdict?  I love it.  I’ve been juicing for lunch every day and … Continue reading

Cook: Sausage and Peppers Panini
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Cook: Sausage and Peppers Panini

If you have ever been looking for a cab in Boston at 1am, especially in Faneuil Hall or Fenway, you know what this dinner smells like.  The smell of grilled Italian sausage, peppers, and onions is ubiquitous with that city, late at night. Smells are always a pretty powerful memory tool for me.  I have … Continue reading

Cook: Low-Fat Broccoli Cheddar Soup
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Cook: Low-Fat Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli cheese soup is a classic.  It’s (mostly) universally liked, and why shouldn’t it be?  Most of the time it’s cheese soup with a little bit of broccoli.  Sign me up. That said, broccoli cheese soup is most of the time so loaded up with cheese and cream that it completely negates the healthy habit … Continue reading

Cook: Butternut Squash, Kale and Brie Panini
Bread / Cheese / Comfort Food / Entrees / Fall Recipes / Italian Food / Sandwich / See Hatsie Cook / Vegetables / Vegetarian / Weeknight Meals

Cook: Butternut Squash, Kale and Brie Panini

I mentioned my panini press in my Food Lover’s Gift Guide as one of my favorite new gadgets and one that I strongly suggest you buy as soon as possible.   It makes crispy, melty, comforting sandwiches quickly and is a cinch to clean. My favorite ingredient as of late has been butternut squash.  It’s got … Continue reading