Food Day Challenge: Cook at Home

Hi Friends, In celebration of national Food Day coming up this weekend I’ve got a fun Cooking Challenge for you. But first, in Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, he advised: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Wonderful words of advice that have resonated with many people around the world. However, with no disrespect to… Read More

Eat More Plants!

The American Association for Cancer Research says that at least half of all cancer deaths are preventable, provided we don’t smoke, exercise, use sunscreen, keep a normal weight, eat a healthy diet, etc. That seems pretty straightforward, does’nt it? But what exactly does a “healthy diet” look like? The short answer is that it’s a… Read More

PWC’s 2nd Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

Hi Friends! PWC’s 2nd Healthy Lifestyle Challenge is soon to begin on Monday, October 12th. I’m looking forward to participating in this Challenge with you, regardless of whether or not you participated in our last Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. If you’d like to join me, please let me know in a comment below! If you know of anyone else… Read More

Chickpea-Quinoa Patties with Cranberry Ginger Chutney

Cooking is wonderful metaphor for life, don’t you think? It requires an open mind, patience, flexibility, resourcefulness and a nice sense of humor. Most of the best home cooks I know understand this, so I try to have the same attitude with every dish I make. Take this one, for example. My intent was to make savory… Read More

Green Gazpacho

Some may think it a stretch to call chilled green soup gazpacho, but although this version is quite different from traditional gazpacho, it still is every bit as refreshing as its classic red cousin. With origins in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, traditional gazpacho is a soup made of raw vegetables and served cold. It usually has a tomato base, but nowadays… Read More

Watermelon Salad with Courgette and Fennel

At first blush, fresh currants can be a little puzzling. They’re these beautiful little jewels that can be found in four colors—red, pink, white and black—and each has a distinct flavor. The red, pink and white currants—gooseberry’s close relatives—have a refreshing and sprightly flavor, with just a hint of sweetness. The European black currant, prized by the French who… Read More