[102] Chicken and Dumplings with Parsnips and Leeks

Cover of Cooking for Two

When I wrote up the entry for “Potato Leek Pizza,”:http://metacookbook.com/archives/189-95-+-96-Pioneer-Womans-Pizza-Crust-and-Potato-Leek-Pizza.html I mentioned that part of the reason I’d picked it was because I figured leeks would be at the farmers market.

What I didn’t mention was that, when I went to go buy the leeks, I forgot to write down how many the pizza recipe called for, so I bought about a gazillion too many. And then we didn’t use as many as it called for, so we really had too many leeks.

This recipe, and the next two after it, are what resulted from the excess of leeks.

Not that it uses a lot of leeks, mind you. It is a recipe built for two people. However, I was looking for something, anything, that would use up my leeks and wouldn’t feed us the same thing for days on end.… Continue reading →

Update on the Contest


I just wanted to let you know that I did not win the Green City Market photo contest. There were a LOT of good entries, and the winner took some amazing photos.

If you’re curious, you can see the winning entry “here”:http://gcmcontest.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/jennifer-moran-via-facebook-garlic-roasted-beet-milanese-with-creamy-chevre/ though the blog doesn’t note that she’s the winner. A comment to the entry does, though.

More leek recipes to come! (Because I’ve decided that it’s “Leek Weekend” on MetaCookbook. Today, tomorrow and Sunday? Leek recipes!)… Continue reading →

[101] Acorn Squash Stuffed with Wild (Brown) Rice

Cover of How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, by Mark Bittman

I have a confession to make: I have told a lot of people I love winter squash, but that wasn’t a correct claim to make.

See, I love butternut squash but it’s the only winter squash I’d ever had (discounting pumpkin in things, such as pumpkin pie or pumpkin beer) until I started this challenge. It’s true, I hadn’t even had pumpkin straight up before this challenge. Nor spaghetti squash, which I hear is both tasty and wonderfully fun.

I certainly hadn’t had acorn squash. It’s always looked really good. I’ve always wanted to like it. It turns out, I can tell myself I like something based on just it’s appearance all day long, but I don’t really know until I dive in and try it.… Continue reading →