Posts Tagged ‘easy’

Black bean burger

In recipe on January 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm

One of the best things about living in 2011 (as compared to 2001, let’s say) is the lack of email forwards and chain mail. Remember when every other email you received had pink sparkles and told you to send it on within 24 hours under pain of your crush finding out you liked him/her? Remember?!?!

So, blast from the past: I recently received an email chain letter for recipes, which I thought was worth the effort. The gig was you had to send on a recipe to the person listed in the email, add yourself to the second spot on the list and send on to your friends.

Looks like nobody else believes in chain letters anymore, because I have yet to receive a single recipe. I did, however, get one person (who shall remain nameless) who just responded to me instead of the name on the chain. She claims this is the “best freaking veggie burger of your life,” and I admit, it’s pretty freaking good.

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Grilled cheese with fig jam & pear

In recipe on April 3, 2010 at 8:04 am

There are few things that even the most basic cook can make with confidence. Usually, microwaveable meals from Trader Joe’s top that list, but there would typically be toast. MAYBE scrambled eggs. And definitely a grilled cheese.

Grilled cheese is fast and delicious, and beloved by (most) fussy children. I know I made a lot when I was baby-sitting (that and mac & cheese. Are picky eaters soothed by the color orange? Discuss).

But a grilled cheese sandwich may also become a more sophisticated version of itself. (Like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman? Maybe.) I love the sweet of the fig and pear with the savory of the cheese and ham.

I found this recipe in Fitness magazine, which assured me that it was “guilt free” and, no matter how much I veer off from their recipe, I’m going to promote it as such. Here it is! Your classy, adult, wine-drinking, New Yorker reading, grilled cheese. Read the rest of this entry »