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

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

Black and White Chicken Chili – The Perfect Halloween Stew

Halloween is going to be tricky this year, no pun intended! If you’re handing out candy, taking little ones trick or treating, or just keeping the lights off and pretending to not be home, you’ll need something warming, simple and healthy-ish that can be kept on the stove top and ready for no matter what … Read more

Spicy King Crab Tacos with Green Grape Salsa

The end of summer…  It used to be such a bittersweet time for me before I moved to the desert. Now, it is invigorating!  While it is still hitting (or getting very close to) 100°F here in Tucson, the mornings and evenings are cooling and outdoor weather is on the horizon!  While many people in … Read more

Flash-cooked Pasta Sauce with Zoodles and Why You Need a House Meal

What is a House Meal? You need at least one house meal!  Do you have one?  Or maybe two?  Having one or two recipes in your regular rotation that you can prepare at a moment’s notice when you are feeling less than inspired to cook, is critical for every home chef.  It’s a meal that … Read more

Golden Vegetable Tikka Masala with Brown and Black Rice

A spicy, saucy 30-minute curry dish using my homemade Masala Paste.  The black rice adds a nice visual contrast to the golden curry but also adds variety and extra nutritional value.  Time flies. Even in the midst of a pandemic quarantine.  August is fast-approaching, and what have I done with my summer?  Where has July … Read more

Vegetarian White Chili – Quarantine Cooking!

I believe we are in like week 5 or 6?? of isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and right now heading out to the grocery store is not only our only outing, but is also something we are trying to do as little as possible.  My goal is to shop once every two weeks, but … Read more

Eggplant, Tempeh and Root Vegetables with Harissa Glaze

Cooking Season has Arrived!!  Well, here in southern Arizona… ALMOST arrived!  Still, the evenings and mornings are getting a bit cooler (or is it my imagination?) and the kids are back to school.  Fall vegetables are just starting to show up in the markets, but yet, there are still some summer favorites hanging around (I’m … Read more