Scrolling through the Times on Friday I saw a special on calzones. This white bean and caramelized onion calzone stood out. As I headed off to Sawyer Camp to get in a three mile run I quickly printed the recipe and made it my grocery list. Quite easy and quite tasty. Vegan too!
Tonight I threw together the Green & White Bean Gratin from Moosewood’s Simple Suppers. I put it in the oven and headed off for a run. When I returned we enjoyed this cheesy dish. I mush say that I love all the white parts and was not as nuts about the green parts. The fix, though, I am guessing, is to use fresh herbs in the crumble that goes on top. I also think it will make great leftovers. I should also mention that I used Gruyere. I can’t imagine cheddar would have made this much better.
Off to a work dinner tomorrow night and then, ripeness willing, plantain quesadillas on Thursday.
Even though it was a four day week, it was a long one! We ended the week on a high note with a great dinner with friends. This simple pasta was incredibly tasty. It is a Moosewood Simple Supper.
I also served a great white bean bruschetta. This is a favorite from Epicurious. The recipe sounds complex. Skip all the bean making and either used canned beans or beans from the pressure cooker.
With so many new recipes on the horizon, I went back to an old favorite. This will give Robin plenty of lunch leftovers. The big change this time? Fresh beans. Wow, what a difference. I threw one pound of dried cannellini beans in the pressure cooker with 7 cups of water for 35 minutes. The result was one of the best white bean and kale pastas ever. That is saying something as I have made this dish over 50 times. Recipe linked on the Recipes Page.
My mom said to try it. She was RIGHT. These were amazing. Matt was over with his puppy Tulsa, girlfriend Colleen, and roommate, Dana.
Mondays are tough. Robin stays late to coach Stanford Ultimate practice and often I have not shopped for the week. We managed to get in and out of Whole Foods with three good dinners worth of groceries and some breakfast food for around $60.
Tonight, a recent favorite, a new salad, and darn good salmon.
Spanish White Beans with Spinach: Incredibly fast, easy and tasty.
Nancy’s Kale Salad: I re-met Nancy last week wine tasting in Napa. She is a good friend of my parents and, my parents tell me, quite the chef. She suggested this salad and we LOVED it. Very similar to Kathy’s Kale Salad
- Tuscan kale & Ricotta Salata Salad. Take out the rib from the kale, slice very thinly (chiffonade) cross-wise, toss with ricotta salata and dressing of shallot, lemon juice & olive oil.
Pan Seared Salmon. Salt, pepper, hot olive oil and about 8 minutes.