Soba Noodles with Tofu in Spicy Garlic Sauce and Avocado

If at any given time of the day you ask my little one what he wants to eat, he will ask for ayocayo (avocado) and mayo (tomato). Avocado was his first taste of solid food and he’s loved the smooth and creamy flesh of avocados ever since that first spoonful. He eats about one avocado a… Read More

Soba Noodle Soup Bowl

The French poet Baudelaire said that if wine were to disappear from human production, there would be a void in human health and intelligence, and that would be worse than all the excesses it’s guilty of. Hmmm, would you agree? Today we explore the fourth lesson from centenarians living in the Blue Zones, unique communities that have… 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

Warm Buckwheat Salad with Roasted Kabocha and Caper Berries

Buckwheat ~ by Carl Sandburg There was a late autumn cricket, And two smoldering mountain sunsets Under the valley roads of her eyes. There was a late autumn cricket,
 A hangover of summer song,
 Scraping a tune
 Of the late night clocks of summer,
 In the late winter night fireglow,
 This in a circle of black… 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

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