Sear, Simmer & Stir

Life, style & food in the District

Category Archives: Main Dish

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa salad seems to be everywhere this season. Recent issues of Bon Appétit and Food & Wine both feature quinoa salad recipes, and even our local magazine, The Washingtonian, can’t … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Balsamic Quinoa with Sautéed Spinach, Tomatoes and Garlic

OK, people – Best news ever. The pool is finally open! It’s true! Right now, the sun is shining, the temperature is pushing 80 and the reality of summer is … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Rustic Avocado, Arugula and Fried Egg Open-Face Sandwich

With one bite of this simple open face sandwich, and I was immediately transported to an open-air kitchen in the heart of Italy. I even instinctively reached for a glass … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pepper Jelly Goat Cheese Gratin & Arugula Pesto Orecchiette

Spring is the season of cleansing. It’s the time of year when we trade-in heavy sweaters for cardigans, boots for espadrilles, and yes, comforting casseroles for salads. As the weather … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Easter Weekend Italian Lentil Salad (And Additional Baked Goodies)

  Oh, there was a lot of cooking this weekend! Well… the cooking took place Friday night and Saturday morning – the rest of the time, I just ate. Love … Continue reading

April 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Enchiladas, Dos Maneras!

These days, everything is custom made his and hers – His and hers sinks, his and hers laundry baskets, his and hers slippers… You get the picture. And as of … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Let’s Get Sauced

Let’s just cut to the chase and make three things clear. In case you didn’t know… I am Italian I love pastas (and Rastas… Mostly, I like eating pastas with … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Lasagna With Grilled Eggplant, Spinach and White Bean Purée

Lately, I’ve been really interested in trying a traditional comfort food dish (especially one that is known for being super cheesy and creamy and, thus, comforting) and recreating it without … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rigatoni With Olive Oil, Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula

Since the weather has warmed (and boy, has it been warm!), we’ve been packing our weekends with outdoor activities, outdoor dining, outdoor drinking and yes, even outdoor shopping (helllllo farmer’s … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

You Wanna Piece of This [Pie]?

The answer is: Yes! You do! First of all: Happy pie week! I cannot say enough good things about pie (I ramble on about it in several previous posts). So … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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