Pine Nut Paprika Houmous

So today is the two year anniversary of happyspinach etc.  I really do wish I was more prepared for it (i.e., a cake recipe), but I just found out about it when I logged on to post this houmous recipe.  My blog certainly has come a long way since my first embarrassing post, and it has certainly […]

Champignons Sautés à la Bordelaise

It’s about time we continued our dive into French food, no? These champignons are so easy to make, it’s almost criminal. Enjoy, lovelies. CHAMPIGNONS SAUTÉS À LA BORDELAISE Gingerly adapted from the talented and enigmatic Julia Child.  Recipe can be found in her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. I. 225 grams / 1/2 pound […]

Mung Bean and Walnut Houmous

Lately I have been very restless.  I want to go do something exciting and adventurous.  Go on a road trip, perhaps?  To somewhere not terribly famous, but quaint and rustic and charming and just plum-dandy wonderful! It’s actually very strange for me to want to go on a road trip.  I tend to not feel […]

Spinach Pesto Portobellos

So I finished watching a fabulous BBC miniseries called In the Flesh.  It’s pretty much a British take on The Walking Dead (think diseases, zombies, and angry people), but it’s entirely new and fantastic in its plot and perspective.  What I really enjoyed was that the focus really wasn’t about horribly gory scenes of flesh-eating “rotters,” but more about the psychological […]

Portobello Mushroom and Lentil Burgers

Let’s talk about vegetarian burgers. Okay, so I admit that most vegetarian burgers suck.  They are dry and flavorless, or they are flavorful but chocked full of who-knows-what.  Not to mention that they’re generally comprised of carbs with minimal veggies and protein, which makes slapping them on a bun gastronomically redundant.  This burger is none of those things.  […]

Lentil Bolognese

Deadlines and writer’s block are a very, very bad combination.  Especially when it’s an unexpected deadline…  You see, I started this week off thinking that I would be able to touch on my persuasive essay during the week, but do the bulk of the work on the weekend.  But I was wrong…!  In the middle of […]

Salmon Rigatoni with Lemon Pepper

Some food combinations are classics and some are downright weird.  Peanut butter and jelly is a classic, chocolate and mint is a classic, salmon and dill is a classic, pumpkin pie and banana cream pie is downright weird.  Pumpkin pie and banana cream pie may sound like a strange combination, but seriously, it’s good.  If […]