RECIPE: Pumpkin Risotto

To celebrate the official arrival of fall, I wanted to make something quintessentially… well, fall. And to me, that means pumpkin. I stopped by our neighborhood farm stand and was overwhelmed at the assortment of unique heirloom varieties.

RECIPE: A Tune of Tuna

This makes a lot of food for two people; it served as my lunchtime leftovers until midweek, and seemed to get better and better by the day. Another idea is to divide the shells into two smaller dishes, and bake one while freezing the other.

RECIPE: Rockin’ Ramen

This recipe takes packaged ramen and amps up the flavor with additions like soy sauce, grated ginger and sesame oil. And instead of leaving the ramen naked, I like to add on plenty of fun and delicious toppings, like thinly sliced shiitakes, green onions, cilantro, and a blob of chili paste.

RECIPE: Glued to Gluten

Gluten-free baking is a different beast altogether, using ingredients that I don’t usually carry in my pantry. The texture and the flavor are surprisingly convincing, though, and the batter behaved just like a regular cupcake batter.