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Chocolate Cake Round-up | The Good Hearted Woman

22 Devilishly Decadent Chocolate Cakes

Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me. ~ Audrey Hepburn Happy National Chocolate Cake Day! Today is National Chocolate Cake Day (Yes! It’s a real thing!) and in celebration of this momentous occasion, I asked some of the best bloggers in the food world […]

Sweet Yellow Saffron Rice | The Good Hearted Woman

Sweet Yellow {Saffron} Rice

Last week, I shared one of my favorites Indian recipes – Indian {Pickling Style} Eggplant – inspired and adapted from one by Madhur Jaffney in her book, Indian Cooking. This recipe for Sweet Yellow {Saffron} Rice is another favorite, adapted from the same source. At our house, this dish is usually reserved for special occasions […]

Kale & Carrot Salad | The Good Hearted Woman

Kale & Carrot Salad {New Seasons Copycat}

I think I have mentioned that back in my college days, I used to wait tables at Farrell’s, an old-timey restaurant and ice cream parlor. Every Saturday morning, it fell to me to prep and set up the salad bar before we opened.  The last task on the list, after all the veggies were cut and […]

Indian Eggplant - Pickling Style | The Good Hearted Woman

Indian Eggplant – Pickling Style {Recipe}

I was in my 30's before I discovered my love of eggplant, and this is a (much lighter) adaptation of the recipe that converted me - Madhur Jaffney's Lake Palace’s Aubergine. Delicious hot or cold, fresh or a week old, this … [Read More...]

Carrot Sweet Potato Hash | The Good Hearted Woman

Sweet Potato Carrot Hash

Earlier this week after I got done making Butternut Samosas, I had some leftover ingredients, so I threw this quick hash together.  I didn't think much of it at the time  - I mean, we all do that, right?  Throw things in a … [Read More...]

Sweet Potato Butternut Samosas | The Good Hearted Woman

Easy Butternut Samosas {Recipe}

Mollie Katzen's Moosewood Cookbook was my first vegetarian cookbook. (If you are a vegetarian-leaning sort of person of a “certain age,” there’s a good chance it was your first, too.)  Opening the cover on Moosewood is like … [Read More...]

Bird in a Nest | The Good Hearted Woman

Bird in a {Grilled Cheese} Nest

Portlandia's answer to "Toad in a Hole" This recipe falls into the "Why didn't I think of that!?!?" category. By conservative estimates, I've probably made at least 5000 grilled cheese sandwiches in my twenty-something years … [Read More...]

Portlandia Cookbook | The Good Hearted Woman

The Portlandia Cookbook {Review & Giveaway}

We Portlanders love our food. Big time. And we love to cook. We can fry up a plate of Vietnamese spring rolls and a batch of vegan granola before our urban chickens wake up from their afternoon naps. And now, thanks to Fred … [Read More...]

The Lazy Caretaker's Guide to Sourdough | The Good Hearted Woman

The Lazy Caretaker’s Guide to Sourdough

I have a dirty little secret: I don’t feed my sourdough starter regularly. At all. Mostly it just sits in a jar in the back of my fridge under a little puddle of hooch, waiting for me to get a yen to make something … [Read More...]

Pop's Vegetable Soup | The Good Hearted Woman

Pops Vegetable Soup {Recipe}

When I was a little girl, my parents and I spent most Sunday evenings at my Poppy’s house.  The four of us - Dad, Mom, Pop and I - would eat dinner and then settle in to watch Lawrence Welk and The Wonderful World of Disney … [Read More...]