Vegetables à la Grecque

Vegetables a la Grecque is a French recipe for a pickled vegetable salad that uses olive oil and lemon or vinegar along with wine and certain Mediterranean spices to not only give the vegetables a zing, but also help to preserve them.  It’s a great way to use up vegetables in your fridge that may … Read more

Purple Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Bowl of purple soup

Isn’t she a beauty? I’m just head over heels for all the amazing purple vegetables in the markets right now. Not only is this soup beautiful, but it’s super delicious and lots of fun to eat!  Kids love it because it turns colors when you add acid, like lemon juice or vinegar. And that acid … Read more

Basil Pesto – Two Ways

Bowl of bright green basil pesto

Ahhh… Basil pesto is just like a bright burst of summer on your tongue, isn’t it?   What exactly is Pesto?  The pesto most of us are familiar with is Pesto alla Genovese, which is a sauce originating in Genoa, the capital city of the Ligurian region of Italy.  Traditionally, it consists of basil, pine nuts, … Read more

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

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

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