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crispy tofu

Crispy Tofu With Napa Cabbage

Crispy tofu with Napa cabbage slaw is a tried and true family favorite. Dredging the tofu in cornmeal and cornstarch, before lightly pan frying, creates a crunchy exterior with a soft, pillowy texture inside. This is not my recipe, it’s from Cook’s Illustrated magazine. I have adapted this recipe a little over the years, but […]

vegetarian chili

Vegetarian Chili

One-pot vegetarian chili is the perfect comfort meal to make, eat, and repeat all winter long. This simple dish is hearty, flavorful, and wholesome, and it could not be easier to make. Perhaps the best part, this chili recipe is loaded with plant-based protein, from red kidney beans and black beans, so you won’t even […]

butternut squash mac and cheese

Butternut Squash Mac And Cheese

Butternut squash mac and cheese is a social media darling that I’ve recently come around to. Truthfully, I grew up loving macaroni and cheese, but I was often confused by it. My mother, who cooked some signature dishes, but not a ton, made mac and cheese from scratch. My mom’s version of this iconic dish […]

wild mushroom Pithivier

Wild Mushroom Pithivier

Let’s talk about true culinary decadence–a mushroom Pithivier. And if you’re staying in, it’s the perfect recipe to ring in the New Year. This gorgeous, golden-brown, wild mushroom Pithivier is a mushroom lover’s dream come true. Flaky, puff pastry filled with a wild mushroom and crème fraiche filling that is outrageously addictive. And if you still […]

Puttanesca

Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca and I go way back; to culinary school, to be exact. Without getting into too many details, let me just say it involved cooking for the schools restaurant, an all-nighter (to which I blame, my now husband for) and the last minute suggestion he made for me to run this flavorful classic as […]

spanakopita

Spanakopita

If you’re a fan of Greek food, you’ve likely heard or tried spanakopita in some form before. But what exactly is it? Spanakopita is actually just spinach pie. But this simple, savory pastry dish has existed within Greek cuisine for centuries. Spanakopita is a super versatile dish. You can make it with just about anything. […]

chickpea veggie burger

Chickpea Veggie Burger With Sriracha Mayo

It’s no secret, I’ve blogged about my love for a great veggie burger before. But this time, it’s different. This is my chickpea veggie burger with sriracha mayo and it’s my new favorite. And although it sounds shocking, this meatless burger is actually great quick meal option. Meatless burger recipes are often labor intensive. But […]

potato samosas

Potato Samosas with Cilantro-Mint Chutney

Potato samosas are one of my favorite comfort foods. I say comfort food as these tasty, typically savory, potato stuffed, golden-fried pastries are by no means low calorie, but they are delightful. Samosas have been popular in South Asian cuisine for the last eight centuries and have been said to be a food that transcends […]

spicy salmon roll sushi bowl

Spicy Salmon Roll Sushi Bowl

This is my spicy salmon roll sushi bowl and one I’ve loved for some time, but am just getting around to sharing it. Truthfully speaking, there is nothing all that complicated about this dish, but it’s the perfect one-bowl meal that’s easy to make and packed with nutrition. If you are a fish lover, this […]

falafel with tahini sauce

Falafel With Tahini Sauce

My whole family loves falafel with tahini sauce. My husband and I both grew up eating falafel in NYC. In Brooklyn we lived near a little family run restaurant that made an amazing homemade falafel sandwich people would line up for blocks to get. I still miss it 13 years later. Here in Northern California […]

crab summer rolls

Crab Summer Rolls

Vietnamese summer rolls, (also known as fresh spring rolls or summer rolls) are a healthy, often low-fat meal or snack I’m a huge fan of. Gourmet magazine’s description – “a salad packed into an edible container” –says it all. Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients, done your prep work, and mastered the basics, you can […]

cheese arepas

Cheese Arepas

An arepa, is an iconic South American food with over 75 distinct forms and preparations. According to The Columbian Academy of Gastronomy, “arepas are part of (their) cultural heritage and can be considered a symbol of national gastronomic unity”. Arepas are flat, round, unleavened patties made from maize meal or maize flour that can be […]

Buffalo cauliflower tacos

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

I can’t call this recipe healthy, however, I can say it’s a vegetarian taco recipe that’s worthy of trying–even if your not a vegetarian. Meanwhile, if you’re on Instagram, you may already know this dish is a popular one right now with clear staying power. This recipe was a fun one for me as I’m a […]

tofu buddha bowl

Tofu Buddha Bowl With Miso Dressing

Buddha bowls, as they are often called on social media, are absolutely everywhere. Typically presented in a Zen-like fashion, these brightly colored, artfully arranged bowls consist of a cornucopia of vegetables and/or proteins that are eye-catching at first glance. If you ask me, Buddha bowls are works of art that can actually make you feel […]

potato and cheddar perogies

Potato And Cheddar Perogies

Traditional Easter foods consist of baked meats (typically ham), various sweet breads and chocolate of all varieties. This can likely be attributed to the Lenten season, the 40 days prior to Easter when observant Christians often try to avoid indulgences. But for many Eastern European countries, such as the Ukraine, a staple Easter food is perogies, also known […]

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