A match made in heaven: Fajita pizza

Once again, we have lagged on the posting front. Not on the cooking or baking front, and certainly not–heaven forbid–on the eating front. Just the actual taking pictures, writing down ingredients, putting everything into (semi-)coherent sentences, and posting front. This is what happens when you have two lazy bloggers.IMG_1109

Also, take pity on us: the holiday season is fast approaching, which means some long days and nights of kitchen work ahead. We’re tapering for the marathon, as it were.

In any case, please accept our humblest apologies, AND a twofer post: fajita pizza involves not just a pizza recipe, but also one of our lovely guacamole recipes. There is something wonderfully iconoclastic about adding guacamole to pizza, don’t you think?IMG_1123
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Mushroom-fontina quiche

One of my goals for 2013 was to try making quiche. I love quiche; in all honesty, I love savory pies of any form. I have a deep weakness for pie crust or flaky puff pastry, and I actually prefer savory to sweet (I know, this sounds like sacrilege).


While Jess was home over break, we did a lot of indulgent cooking, especially recipes that resulted in leftovers so that we wouldn’t have to cook every night. We made this quiche right before she left, so I got the lion’s share of the leftovers, and I ate a slice for lunch for the better part of a week. Needless to say, my co-workers were really sad about their sandwiches when I trotted out a warm, yummy quiche slice at lunchtime.

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Awesome Vegan Chili (No, really)

We are not vegans, nor vegetarians. Not even close. But this vegan chili is one of our favorite meals. I have been making it for about 10 years now, and it’s a keeper. And yes, we’ve tried it with turkey and beef. But the meatless version is better.


No, really. I made it many years ago for my parents, who ate meat for dinner every night without fail. They looked at me like I was crazy when I proposed making it, and consented only after a lot of prodding on my part. Afterwards? They were so in love with veggie crumbles, they started using it as a meat substitute regularly.  Continue reading