Tag: Vegetarian

Potato Gnocchi in Tomato Broth

Potato Gnocchi in Tomato Broth

People who are really into (insert obsession here) have a way of overcomplicating things or letting tradition and snobbery get into the way of good things. Is it high art or low art? Is he/she old money or new money? Is the wine a good vintage? Is the gnocchi made the way my Italian friend’s mom […]

March 30, 2016 | By | More
Mocha Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Mocha Banana Breakfast Smoothie

We’re firmly planted in mid-January, the time I suspect 75% of New Year’s resolutions have already failed. Why do we continue to fall short on our well-intentioned resolutions? There are so many reasons, but I think it’s because so many of them are far too ambitious. I gave up on making resolutions years ago, particularly […]

January 15, 2016 | By | More
Maple Semifreddo: A Sophisticated Take on Ice Cream

Maple Semifreddo: A Sophisticated Take on Ice Cream

A while back, I wrote about homemade ice cream and how it’s not just for summer anymore. Well, it’s also not just for people who have an ice cream maker either. I’m a big fan of homemade ice cream for a number of reasons: it’s easy, you can control the ingredients for the best quality […]

November 29, 2015 | By | More
Stephanie Izard’s Skillet Roasted Cauliflower

Stephanie Izard’s Skillet Roasted Cauliflower

I’ve lived in the Philadelphia area for several years now, but anyone who knows me knows that Chicago is the city of my childhood and it’s the city I still love. Besides the stunning architecture, cleanliness, ease of getting around, culture and friendliness, I love the city’s food scene. Like most world-class cities, Chicago has […]

November 8, 2015 | By | More
Spicy Beans and Wilted Greens Stew

Spicy Beans and Wilted Greens Stew

What do you do to celebrate your wedding anniversary when when both of you are super-busy and generally not fond of ritual and gift-giving? Well, our 6th wedding anniversary was just last weekend and to celebrate it, we took a few hours one Sunday to take a drive and leaf peep. We ended up at […]

October 31, 2015 | By | More
Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Sometimes, it’s not inspiration I need, it’s a figurative swift kick in the pants. And that’s precisely what I got last weekend when I was spending time in the vegetable garden on a sunny and cool fall day. That kick in the pants resulted in a very tasty addition to our Sunday supper: fried green tomatoes. […]

October 18, 2015 | By | More
Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad

Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad

What do you get when you combine only a few best-quality ingredients with the right cooking technique? Synergy. There, I said it. And, I’m not even sitting in a meeting at work cringing as I hear such ridiculous corporate jargon escape my lips. Synergy means that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. So like, […]

October 11, 2015 | By | More
Green Tomato Cake

Green Tomato Cake

This summer, I had the good fortune to make a 2nd appearance at my local farmers market to promote Tomato Envy. My first appearance last year was a great learning experience but it didn’t quite go as I’d hoped. This time though, I was SWAMPED with interested market shoppers asking questions and making a beeline for […]

October 1, 2015 | By | More
Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

A few years ago, I was fortunate to have a day job located in Princeton, New Jersey and a stone’s throw from a phenomenal Thursday afternoon farmers market where I would often spend my lunch hour. Princeton is an upscale town with lots of educated people from all over the country. To appeal to these […]

August 28, 2015 | By | More
Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

If you’re a regular here, you know that Tomato Envy is definitely not “all tomatoes, all the time.” But, if you’re new here, then it might seem as though it is. Blogs by nature have a way of getting a little self-indulgent, and this is no exception. This time of year is all about tomatoes for me, […]

August 21, 2015 | By | More