Category: Dinner

  • Chana Masala for a Quick and Easy Vegan Dinner

    Maybe you wondered why I was even making garam masala. Or maybe not, and you don’t really care for such spiced dishes. If that’s the case, then just ignore this recipe and explore some of my other options. Just kidding! This is a really good recipe you shouldn’t ignore. And what you really should pay […]

  • Spice up Your Life: How to Make Garam Masala

    We’re continuing on our weekend menu planning/cooking marathons where we shop/cook/prep over the weekend to be prepared for the better part of the week. This has pros and cons. The biggest pro being that we don’t have to do much more than heat a few things up to enjoy a delicious dinner, even if when […]

  • Marrakesh Minestrone and a New Plan

    Mike has a different schedule every semester. During his breaks, I enjoy that he’s around so much more. He takes on all sorts of roles, including that of chef de cuisine. I get to enjoy surprise dinners. Once school starts up again, I swing into gear  and take over more of the cooking, especially weeknight dinners. This […]

  • Chicken Soup for a Summer Cold

    I’m not sure if it’s worse to have a cold in the winter or the summer. Right now I have a summer cold. It’s interfering with all sorts of things, like breathing through my nose, talking at length, thinking, oh – and having outside summer fun. Mike has pointed out that every time I visit […]

  • Quick Weeknight Tofu Mushroom Stirfry

    Not every night is a lavish multi-course feast featuring exotic dishes. In fact, that rarely occurs here at the Bread & Beta kitchen. Usually, we get home after 7pm and there’s a mad scramble to get some semblance of dinner on the table. Do any of you find this to be the case as well? I don’t […]

  • Tomato Sauce and Tuttorosso Tomatoes

    I’ve long been a lover of the round red fruit. Sweet, tart, and surprising as it splashes on the tongue. What most amazes me is how different the tomato is in the summer and in the winter. The hothouse version is barely a distant cousin of the fresh orb. What do you do in the […]