Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mama Rusty's Rolled Flank Steak

Incredibly delicious with roasted cauliflower.. Mama Rusty will have to post the ingredients

Papadam's toasty nachos

Simple Nachos, toasty and roasty

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Not Your Ordinary Potatoes 'n' Beans

Another one from - Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans

Onion, poblano,spices,and black beans (instead of pintos) first.

Forming the sweet potato fritters.

Browning the fritters in the frying pan before they go in the oven.

Squeeze plenty of lime juice on them. Yummy.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Leftovers for Lunch

Lemon-Garlic Sardine Fettuccine


Paprika & Red Pepper Soup with Pistachio Puree
Also from

I loved both of these dishes. Follow the links for recipes (and better photos than mine).

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

So much for Weight Watchers

Classic South Philly baked ziti, iceberg lettuce salad, followed by Papadam's perfecto cream cheese brownies

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Breakfast at Casa Carbone East

Cheddar Cheese Omelette with bacon and fixin's

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

sunday lunch

Caldo Verde with our own Kale and caprese salad with our toms... finally we have taken pictures of food for you all!

Eating Alone

When you eat alone, it's so tempting to just put a frozen pizza in the oven, but it's also not that hard to make something tasty, healthy and quick. This dish is made with whole wheat penne, homemade pesto (basil from our garden), spinach from Dave's garden, home-grown tomato, and fresh mozzarella, topped with roasted pine nuts. The only thing missing was Papadam!

Friday, September 17, 2010

What I ate today:

with coffee

Late Lunch/Early Dinner

Leftover magic in a curry/soy sauce with a fried egg, homemade pickle, and griddled whole grain toast.

I finally got the hang of maki.

Cooking With Friends

Tagliatelle con funghi porcini (sort of)
more like:
Fresh Fettuccine with funghi Shitake (it worked)

Expert mushroom chopper: Jessica

Gotta have the fresh pasta from Luca Ravioli

And Sometimes you have to have breakfast and bubbly for dinner...
especially before heading out to some great art openings!

Oatmeal Waffles with fresh fruit and soy whipped cream!

Michelle bathed in light goes for toppings
while Jeff enjoys his custom waffle in the background.

Homemade Pickles!

I LOVE Pickles!

These were really easy refrigerator pickles, no boiling of jars necessary.
I'm still eating them even though I made them about a month ago.
They're are delicious, although maybe a little too spicy (I might leave out the garlic next time)
They turned out nice and crunchy.


That not having an oven... or a stove for that matter.. is NO excuse for not eating well!
Behold: Hot Plate Eggplant Parmesan! sort of..
There's no cheese actually.
fried eggplant & polenta
tomato sauce with olives and spinach

Saturday, September 11, 2010

For my Grand dog , Ben

Grand pop's famous dangerous dog biscuits

Thursday, September 9, 2010

GOREmet Mountain Picnic

During my recent visit to Colorado, Megan and I packed some yummy food and hiked up Meadow Mountain (in the GORE mountains......get it?). It was a lovely site, beautiful day, great company. A nice rose` wine, some fresh baked bread, good cheese. What more could you want?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Western Dining

Spent the last month on the west coast in my Nevada home where we pretty much ate the best food we could find home. Still searching the Reno-Tahoe area for favorite restaurants but nothing to notable to report , except for Indian Curry and Brother Dave's house. Here's our home cooking; Grandmon's gnocchi's, Georgia's Italian Flag style antipasto platter, Papdam's Salad Niccola, and a platter from V. Sattui's Italian festival where Mama Rusty and I put on the feedbag and danced the night away.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pastina ala Kimberly

Kimberly put together a delicious pastina dish, inspired by non other than papadon before his exit to the west side. Mixed with red and yellow tomatoes from the garden, garlic from the garden, and the perfect amount of Parmesan. And we washed it down with a wonderful greek salad, with the majority of produce coming from the garden as well. Words could not describe!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Curry-marinated Tempeh On Soba Noodles With Pea Sprouts

This was so good!

Tempeh Marinade:
Red Curry Paste, 1-2 tablespoons
Braggs Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce), to taste
Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons or thereabouts

I package of tempeh, cut into equal pieces and then sliced in half again to make 4 thin squares

marinated for about 15 minutes then fried on a hot griddle

Soba tossed in olive oil and Braggs
Add halved cherry tomatoes, about 1/2 a cup and a cup of pea shoots

Yum da Jum!

Raw Vegetable Salad



Raw Vegetable Salad

There should be a better name for this salad... Any ideas?
It was super yummy. Healthy and refreshing.

Raw Vegetables:
sliced super-thin: Kale, Snap Peas, Yellow Green Beans, Yellow Squash, Raddish
minced: Ginger

Dressing: Brown Rice Vinegar, Braggs Liquid Aminos ("soy" sauce), Sesame Oil

After After

The next day it was even better! This would be a great salad to bring to a BBQ or potluck because you could make it the night before and let it sit in the fridge for a day and get even more delicious.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Tacos

A slight variation on the raw zucchini salad from a few days ago.
Cherry tomatoes added
And then used as filling on a corn tortilla with melted jack cheese.
Avocado garnish & a little hot sauce... Perfetto!
(Accompanied by a dry Sauvignon Blanc, and some dry Salami Toscana)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Surefire Way To An Excellent Meal?

Excellent Ingredients.
These are my spoils from the farmer's market this morning.
Breakfast was a few handfuls of delicious berries, just by themselves. Sometimes it's impossible to improve upon what nature provides.
And dinner? Not exactly sure yet, but I'm excited!

Raw Zucchini Salad

This was my super fast, super simple, dinner on the fly.
Raw zucchini, sliced thin
Black beans
Shallots, sliced thin
Salt & pepper
Oil & red wine vinegar


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Left overs

Very unlike me to do leftovers but I couldn't resist adding yesterday's sausage to a nice bowl of lentils and broccoli rabe

Monday, July 12, 2010

Home cookin'

Italian home cooking at it's best. Very simple roasted peppers, italian sausage, rigatoni, dash of gravy, splash of crushed red pepper and parmesan cheese.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fennel Crusted Mahi Mahi with Assorted Salads

A refreshing, light but filling meal for summer.

Choose a firm fish, such as in this case, Mahi Mahi, rub with a mixture of crushed fennel seeds, olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake or pan fry.

Served here with a refreshing parsley salad made with romaine lettuce, flat-leaf parsley, fennel, radishes, cucumbers, and red onions. And Roasted Golden Beet salad, with avocado and a creamy vidalia onion dressing. Even for those folks who don't like beets, this salad was a winner!

And don't forget the all-important gin and tonic and a slice of crusty bread.

now searchable

There are so many good recipes and food ideas on here now, that it is hard find old posts easily..... so, I added a search function! ENJOY.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mama Mia

We decided to do it Tuscan style tonight and cooked everything either in the wood fired Chiminia or the cheapo grill I have. We roasted the clams on the grill ( freakin outstanding), baked the bread and the potatoes in the coals , roasted the peppers on top of the Chiminia stack, and fired up the porterhouse on the grill, added the anchovies and the wine and we were in heaven.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

We're back..just where we started

Cooking Carbone started two years ago with a pizza and an idea. Well I'm proud to say we're still cooking great pizzas. Tonight we devoured two pizzas, sauteed spinach with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and extra garlic and a green olive, asparagus, artichoke, onion pie, compliments of Chef Franchise