Mini Banana Apple Bran Muffins

With all the flavor of a big muffin, these mini muffins fit nicely into little hands, and big ones too.  As a mother aspiring to raise a “Petit World Citizen,” I was happy to accept a recent invitation to a morning café with French speaking mothers and their children. As my French speaking ability is far… Read More

Recipes

All recipes are vegetarian. Raw, vegan and gluten free recipes are indicated below: Appetizers Beluga Lentils and Roasted Eggplant Canapés (vegan and gluten free) Buckwheat Polenta Fleurettes with Tapenade Noir (vegan) Coconut Red Lentil Terrine (vegan) Exotic Mushroom Pâté Walnut and Mushroom Pâté (vegan) Gougères Spicy Butternut Squash Empanadas (vegan) Roasted Eggplant with Za’atar (vegan and gluten free) Shichimi… Read More

Parsnip, Pear, and Fig Bread

This tender quick bread comes together with a flourish for a breakfast treat or a welcome sweet at any time of day. Dried figs make a decorative topping, and cornmeal lends a nice crunch. A leisurely holiday-weekend breakfast is a nice way to extend the holiday, especially if you have a houseful of out-of-town guests.… Read More

Petit Appétit: Purées

Purées Below, I’ve listed purées that I enjoyed making for my little one when he started eating solids. Although he eats foods with more texture now, I still make and feed him quite a few purées. Partly because he still only has four little teeth and also, besides using them as first stage baby foods,… Read More

Kale and Grapefruit Salad with Quinoa and Hazelnuts

The basic question of what to eat has gotten complicated. There are so many different diets—vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, pescatarian, fructarian, flexitarian, and the list goes on—that claim to be the healthier diet. What is a person to believe? What does a “healthy” diet look like? I like the way Michael Pollan, author and journalist, says everything he’s learned… Read More

It’s World Vegetarian Day!

The average age of a meat-eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still at work as hard as ever. I have lived quite long enough and am trying to die; but I simply cannot do it. A single beef-steak would finish me; but I cannot bring myself to swallow it. I… Read More