Category Archives: Appetizers

Deep-Fried Okra Bites

Deep-Fried Okra Bites

For me, this recipe was a true test of the theory that anything can be good if you deep fry it. Okra is…like, an 11 out of 10 on the gross scale. Yes, please give me a vegetable that immediately begins to form gelatinous, mucousy strands the moment it touches liquid. Sounds fantastic. Soft, mushy seeds[click for recipe and more]

Strawberry Spinach Quesadillas

Strawberry Spinach Quesadillas

High up on the list of things I can’t live without in the summertime: fresh berries and fresh herbs. Due to the insane winter, we had a later than usual strawberry season – and although it’s pretty much over, I couldn’t resist getting just one more meal out of my favorite berry before bidding farewell until[click for recipe and more]

Baked Zucchini Fries

Baked Zucchini Fries

So I just joined a CSA. As a crunchy hippie yuppie metropolitan-area vegetarian, this was an inevitability I’m shocked didn’t happen sooner. I’ve actually considered it every spring for the last five or six years, but I was always deterred by: Cost – at anywhere from $25-50/week, is this an efficient use of my grocery budget?[click for recipe and more]

Broccoli-Parmesan Fritters

Broccoli-Parmesan Fritters

I promised a two-week moratorium on appetizers, and I delivered. I went almost a month, actually. Man, it was tough. And that moratorium was only on sharing apps here – imagine if I couldn’t even eat them. I’ve actually been pushing to have these broccoli fritters for dinner for a while. Nor seems to feel[click for recipe and more]