Creamy Polenta Sofritas Bowls with Black Beans

I had many reasons to want to put these bowls together.  I have been dying for sofritas lately,  I also received my shipment of this very special corn meal I’ll tell you about in a minute and Cinco de mayo is coming!  What I didn’t expect is how amazing all the flavors are together!  Yumm!  … Read more

One-Pot Unstuffed Cabbage

Stuffed cabbage is a delicious traditional dish from eastern Europe. There are lots of ways to make it, but the most familiar way is to mix ground beef with onion, garlic, and cooked rice, wrap this filling in boiled cabbage leaves, cover it with tomato sauce, and bake it in a casserole dish. The juices … Read more

Ribollita – A Nourishing Bean and Bread Soup

Have you been hit hard by winter?  Make yourself a bowl of Ribollita, one of my favorite, most affordable soups. I sit here in pleasant Tucson, Arizona, USA with daytime temps hitting the 70’s but I know a lot of you are suffering through some freezing and unpleasant weather this week.  I’m offering this cozy, … Read more

Creamiest Hummus with Israeli Salad

I do a lot of cooking for my family and there are and have been so many different issues with food allergies or sensitivities between my son and their wives and even our newest little one that has so many tummy issues that her Mom needs to eliminate quite a few things!  It can sometimes … Read more

Super Green Curry

January is here!  We have officially floated into the new year after a dismal one with close to 400k deaths from Covid-19 and new hope springs eternal.  My wish for all of you is for kindness, generosity and nourishment.  And a lot more truth!  Speaking of truth… JUST SHOW UP TODAY. Although we still have a … Read more

Simple Vegetarian Borscht

Just look at that healthy, sexy red soup!  I don’t know about you, but it screams nutritious to me!  Borscht is such a humble and underestimated soup that I want to celebrate! Borscht hails from Eastern Europe – Russia, Poland and the Ukraine, mostly – and is traditionally made with beef bone broth, giving it … Read more

Simple Green Beans Almondine

Need a green vegetable to serve and don’t have a lot of time?  This quick and easy version of green beans almondine is the answer to your prayers.  Classically, this dish requires blanching the green beans and toasting the almonds separately. Then combining it all together in a lemon butter sauce.  Well, I have skipped … Read more

Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes (Vegan)

Do you have a thing about Brussels Sprouts?  It seems to be a love-hate relationship that most people have. Either they love them or hate them.  I can go either way.  It all depends on how they are cooked, am I right?  But the thing is, they are just adorable (looking like little baby cabbages) … Read more