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

Shakshuka (Galette)

Who knew poaching eggs in a savory tomato sauce would be all the rage? Sure, shakshuka (also shakshouka, chakchouka, or choukchouka) is a fun word to say, but this one-skillet meal is now considered an obsession and a comfort food to many around the world. Its origins are believed to be from North Africa—Tunisia, to be exact, but there are many countries… 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

Coconut Red Lentil Terrine with Cumin and Turmeric Seeduction Crackers

Everyone should have at least one good pâté recipe in their entertaining repertoire. Whether you serve it at lunch with a simple green salad; or with afternoon tea; or as an appetizer during a cocktail hour, a wine tasting, or with an apéritif before dinner, a tasty and exotic pâté can often liven up a culinary spread… Read More

Hazelnut Mashed Potatoes

Why do you get up in the morning? Is your life filled with purpose? What does a purpose-filled life look like and mean, actually? If you ask a hundred people, you’ll probably get a hundred different answers. However, most people would probably agree that a life of purpose is a life worth living. Today we… Read More