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

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

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

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

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

Indian-spiced White Bean and Lentil Soup

March is here, and spring is in the air!   I’ve been spending some time out in my yard, planting and prepping for spring. So far, I put in a tomato plant, serrano, jalapeno chilies and added marjoram to my still healthy oregano and thyme. Basil will be coming soon, as will another tomato plant, habanero … Read more

Red Love Soup with Pistachio Hazelnut Dukkah

Ah… Valentine’s Day! I love a bouquet of beautiful flowers, maybe that actually have a scent. I love unadulterated chocolate that is not quite milk, not quite dark – let’s say about 54% cocao – and a note that comes from the heart.  Maybe a bottle of really good champagne with sweet red strawberries that … Read more