Asparagus Wheat Berry Salad with Pistachio Pesto

Asparagus Wheat Berry Salad with Pistachio Pesto (A Seat at the Table)

Wheat berries are a delicious option for grain salads.  They’re super chewy and can hold up to dressing so you don’t have to worry about them turning to mush.  They complement the tender asparagus nicely.  This recipe takes you through a simple pistachio pesto, but if you’re not in the mood you could easily use aRead more

Colorful Lentil Salad with Walnuts

Colorful Lentil Salad with Walnuts (A Seat at the Table)

The summer is always a good time for eating salad.  While this isn’t a completely cook-free salad recipe, the small amount of heat and time that it takes to sauté the vegetables helps meld the flavors together.  Although, I bet this salad would be delicious with raw vegetables too.  I love using legumes in saladsRead more

Lemon Blueberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This was Mom’s choice for a Mother’s Day dessert.  Moms always know best.  This was an awesomely delicious cake.  Although Dad’s comment was that it needed a new name because it didn’t sound as good as it tasted…his suggestions were “Better than expected Lemon Blueberry Cake” or “Chocolate Lemon Blueberry Cake”…because things sound better withRead more

Turkey Kibbeh Meatballs

Turkey Kibbeh Meatball ingredients (A Seat at the Table)

This has been a very busy Spring!  Easter was a whirl, with Sister and her fiancé coming down for wedding planning and the holiday.  My grandpa returned from his year in Japan.  Organic Chemistry is…exactly what you’d expect:  HARD.  And in the midst of all that, I’ve made more time for eating than for blogging.  SoRead more

Paprika and Sumac Braised Chicken with Carrots

Sumac and Paprika Braised Chicken (A Seat at the Table)

How do you decide what to make when you have company coming over?  Do you stick with an old standby recipe, or try something new with the potential for deliciousness or disaster? I typically end up trying something new, with the promise that if whatever I make turns out to be inedible I’ll order pizzaRead more