Sour Cherry Pie

“This world is but a cherry fair”, wrote Chaucer, and as I pucker up with a bowl of sour ruby-red cherries at my fingertips, I confer. Thin skinned and intensely flavored, sour cherries are slightly smaller than sweet cherries and boast a truly incomparable juicy-tart flavor. Their season is brief—a few short weeks at the end of June and… Read More

Summer Freekah and Herb Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Dressing

A traditional food of the Middle East and Northeastern Africa, freekah has recently made its way into Western food culture. It’s not a common grain seen in many Western kitchens, but I think it has the potential to catch the interest of many home cooks and chefs. High in fiber and iron, and a good source of niacin, vitamin… Read More

Mango and Avocado Mousse

As if mangos and avocados aren’t delicious enough on their own, straight off the spoon, this dreamy mousse combines them to create a velvety texture and delicious flavor. I recently had a version of this mousse at a friend’s house and wanted to share it with you. Luscious, creamy and easy to make, this mousse only has four ingredients. It… Read More

Palak Daal with Coconut

If you’re a regular follower to this blog, you would have already noticed that I like to top a lot of dishes with creamy, buttery avocados. Not only do avocados taste great, but they are also highly nutritious and have proven health benefits. I often dress my avocados in a bit of olive oil, lime juice, and salt.… Read More

Spinach and Wheat Berry Salad with Miso-Gomashio Vinaigrette

A Zen philosopher once stated, now is all we really have. Each day my son grows older, I marvel at how his personality is developing and am reminded of the importance of savoring each moment. At two he is charming and has a lovely sense of humor. He loves jumping in puddles, numbers, avocados, raspberries, and… Read More

Apricot-Date Seeduction Mini Muffins

Some of you might not go wild about these mini-muffins, but I wanted to share this recipe because I know others of you are going to love them. Full of flavor and texture, these bite-sized little gems are made with similar ingredients (but different flavor) as the Cumin and Turmeric Seeduction Crackers. They are vegan, gluten free, chewy, and… Read More