Beet Linguine with Orange-Tarragon Vinaigrette

There are many people who don’t like beets and may wince at the thought of eating the crimson colored vegetable. And, there are those who really love them. Whether you’re an avid beet lover or not, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day I thought I’d share why we should fall in love with beets, an extremely nutritious… Read More

Kale Crêpes with Roasted Squash and Za’atar

La Chandeleur, also known as Crêpe Day, marks the halfway point between winter and spring. In France, the month of February starts with the celebration of Candlemas. It occurs on February 2nd, which is 40 days after Christmas. Many French families celebrate by preparing and eating crêpes on this day and all through the Mardi Gras season.… Read More

Yetsom Beyaynetu (Ethiopian Combination Platter)

What if living globally was more than just about the foods you eat? Well, okay, we all know that it does mean much more. Living globally extends beyond the food you seek to wake up your palate and nourish your body. It’s a lifestyle, a mindset. It’s travel. It’s bringing the world home—through culture, relationships, music, traditions, style, and… Read More

Frijoles Negros Cubanos (Cuban Black Beans)

Once upon a time there was a family of mice. There was Mamá Ratón, Papá Ratón, and Brother and Sister Ratón. Mamá was smart and had a beautiful voice. She often sang as she walked. Papá liked to think he was strong. He had big muscles (so he thought) and often flexed them to show off. One day, they went on a… Read More

A Global Twist on a Southern Tradition: Black-Eyed Peas and Greens

Peas for pennies, greens for dollars, and cornbread for gold — An old Southern saying In the Southern United States, eating black-eyed peas, greens, and cornbread on New Year’s Day is said to bring prosperity—luck and wealth—in the new year. There are several legends as to the origin of this custom, but the tradition in the… Read More