Lover’s Pizza

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow fellas, and if you’re looking for a way to impress your sweetheart why not try this delicious white pizza with goat cheese, prosciutto, and aphrodisiacal figs. This pizza was thought up by Mairead on a whim, and as is often the case with her intuition regarding food, the flavor profiles on…

Love and Umami’s Pantry 

While I wish I could say we always have it together and do grocery shopping and meal prep on the weekend, that is not always the case. We both work full-time jobs, take classes, and are generally busy beavers, so sometimes it just doesn’t happen. Don’t get me wrong, I know the importance of fresh food, but…

Meat stew with rosemary and wine

With over a foot of snow on the ground and temperatures forecasted to be in the single digits this past weekend, Mairead and I were needing a hearty meal. We usually like to keep our meat consumption to a minimum, but given the conditions, we decided it was time to do something with a bit…

Tomato Lentil with Sage and Chile Powder

You know how when it’s 70 degrees in the spring it feels amazing but at the end of summer it gives you a chill? No? Just me? Okay, well that’s how I’ve been feeling. We’ve had slightly lower temperatures here for a couple days so naturally I’ve been craving warm meals. I dug out some…

Homemade Veggie Broth

The base to many great recipes is a savory broth. Yes, you can use store-bought broth, but you’ll also be buying broth that is generally chalk full of salt and preservatives. You can make your own homemade broth, using kitchen scraps that might otherwise go to waste. It’s an easy and cheap way to get…