Category: Grains, Starches + Legumes

Baked Garlic Fries

Baked Garlic Fries

I recently learned that potatoes originated in South American and that although they were brought over to Europe in the early 1500’s, it actually took a few hundred years for people to get over their apparent distrust of this strange new food. Fascinating. Fast forward 

Seared Halloumi With Grains

Seared Halloumi With Grains

Halloumi (or haloumi), is often associated with the Greek island of Cyprus, and is a semi-hard, unripened, brined cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk and sometimes cow’s milk. Halloumi cheese, often referred to as a “grilling or frying cheese” due to 

Mushroom Farro With Truffle Oil

Mushroom Farro With Truffle Oil

Mushroom farro is a hearty winter comfort food to me. The addition of black truffle oil makes this simple dish even more delicious.  Farro is an ancient grain from Mesopotamia that has been around forever. Considered a nutritious grain, farro is high in protein, fiber 

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Homemade Corn Tortillas

My eleven-year-old taught me how to make homemade corn tortillas and they were outstanding. My son appreciates good food, he always has actually, with the exception of sweet potatoes. As a baby, he loved most flavors and textures. By age five it was clear I 

Baked Truffle Polenta Fries

Baked Truffle Polenta Fries

Everyone has their favorite comfort foods, truffle polenta fries are one of mine. Totally serious. I have always been a big fan of polenta; the simple addition of truffle oil is a game-changer. Polenta, served in the form of “fries“, is a fantastic way to 

Crispy Scallion Pancakes

Crispy Scallion Pancakes

My entire family is addicted to Chinese food.  For my husband and me, it’s just in our blood after growing up in NYC. We grew up eating crispy Peking duck served with fluffy pancakes; dumplings of all varieties; and perfectly browned, crispy scallion pancakes. Our older