Recipes to get dinner on the table. Easy and doable with a minimum of clean up.

browse the recipes:

Simple Slaw for Taco Night

Simple Slaw for Taco Night

Tonight is "taco night" which means make a taco or burrito with any or all: chorizo from the Coop...

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Where I grew up in Almaden Valley, a suburb of San Jose, California, my mom and the other ladies...

Oven Fried Chicken

Oven Fried Chicken

Crispy chicken from the oven? Yes! This has been a favorite recipe of mine since 2008, when I...

Turmeric Chicken Pilaf

Turmeric Chicken Pilaf

This one-pot chicken and rice dinner is perfect for weeknights, as it comes together in about half...

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

This Thai-inspired soup can be yours in less that 30 minutes! Inspired by Thai it Up Chicken Soup...

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This pesto is made from pumpkin seeds, the green ones known as "pepitas" which come from hulless...

Pasta with Clam Sauce

Pasta with Clam Sauce

There are no canned clams on the shelves of my grocery stores at the moment...I wonder if the word...

Brothy Clam Chowder

Brothy Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder cooks quickly and is something you can whip up on a moment's notice if you have a few...

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

I was in the mood for a new soup last week so I did a little googling to find out about one of my...

Brothy Beans with Bacon

Brothy Beans with Bacon

A little bit of bacon goes a long way with this pot of beans. Keep them brothy or reduce to barely...

One Pot Rice and Beans

One Pot Rice and Beans

New York Times Cooking ran a one-pot meal feature and it inspired me to simplify our rice and bean...

White Bean and Kale Soup

White Bean and Kale Soup

This is Jackie Page's white bean and kale soup that we published in the Fall 2021 issue of Edible...

Fish and Fennel

Fish and Fennel

Weeknights call for minimal prep and minimal cleanup. Fish fits right in this plan if you bake it...

White Beans and Kale

White Beans and Kale

If you're serious about good food you need to get serious about cooking beans. Not just any beans,...

Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Tomato season has taken it's sweet time getting here this year, but now that we are in the last...

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

This sweet heat dressing pulls together all the farmers market vegetables and shredded rotisserie...

Broccoli Beef

Broccoli Beef

My son and I adapted this recipe from a Cook's Illustrated page I ripped and filed from the...

Dry Fried Green Beans

Dry Fried Green Beans

It's late summer and green bean season here in Bozeman Montana. Try these dry fried green beans...

Chile-Garlic Pork

Chile-Garlic Pork

I discovered something wonderful last week. I needed a quick dinner, wanted to use the Amaltheia...

Crispy Lentils

Crispy Lentils

Pantry items are a whole lot easier to incorporate into meals when you get them cooked. This photo...

Barbacoa

Barbacoa

I love the limey acidity in this slow cooked, spicy beef that I like to serve as soft tacos with...

Saag Paneer

Saag Paneer

This is a cheater saag paneer, quick and easy for when you need dinner on the table (and maybe...

Fish Curry

Fish Curry

Curry is not difficult to make, but I do recommend using the best coconut milk (Chaokoh), fish...

Summer Succotash

Summer Succotash

Make this quick sauté when you have fresh corn and summer squash. It is a fantastic partner to...

Extra-Crispy Baked Tofu

Extra-Crispy Baked Tofu

I began to like tofu when I learned how to get it hot and crispy instead of cold and squishy....

Channa Masala

Channa Masala

Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni has been helping me learn how to make simple Indian food at...

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Receiving a weekly farm box from Gallatin Valley Botanical has shifted my starting point for meal...

Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Yummy, feel-good dinner coming right up!  Another great recipe from Kathryne Taylor of the whole...

How to Make Refried Beans

How to Make Refried Beans

Back when I worked a lot and hired a nanny to help around the house, Via's cooking sustained me...

Cornbread

Cornbread

This cornbread recipe, "California Cornbread", comes from my cooking school archives. I can still...

Spicy Winter Squash Soup

Spicy Winter Squash Soup

Collecting colorful winter squash and cooking up a batch of soup without having to first go to the...

Pesto

Pesto

Our growing season is short here in Montana, but a lot seems to happen in mid-summer. I returned...

Spicy Purple Slaw

Spicy Purple Slaw

You're on your way to making a slaw when you thinly slice any sturdy vegetable. For dressing, you...

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties

The Kvichak Fish Company is a family business, Montana people who head up to Alaska for the summer...

About Mushrooms

About Mushrooms

My son and I drove over to check out operations at MT Gourmet Mushrooms last Friday and learned...

Sautéed Cabbage

Sautéed Cabbage

It's still winter in Montana, and for local produce, you need to get excited about cabbage.  Like...

Chicken and Lentil Tagine

Chicken and Lentil Tagine

Shake up chicken dinner by using some different seasonings—fenugreek and turmeric in this Moroccan...

Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili

What did Julia Child order when she went to Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino CA?  This chili!  No...

Miso Butter with Chives

Miso Butter with Chives

I didn't think butter could be improved upon, but by adding white miso and rice vinegar you get a...

Jicama Grapefruit Salad

Jicama Grapefruit Salad

Make plans, but do less.  This mindset is helping me cure decades of type-A overdrive, and enjoy...

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Bangkok-style pad thai is easier than you think to stir fry at home.  Naturally sweet and salty,...

Crustless Quinoa Quiche

Crustless Quinoa Quiche

Miette, Peep and Lovie.  Three survivors from our Spring 2013 brood, and one of our family's...

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

Fit this soup in between the indulgences of the season and feel great!  You've got to try...

Beef Noodle Quick Dish

Beef Noodle Quick Dish

I got distracted by some scuttlebutt this morning.  The usual internet conversation, that isn't...

Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

Monday night, 6pm.  Everybody hungry. Thawed package of ground pork in the fridge—mostly because...

RIPE

Pin It on Pinterest