Tostones and Tech Tuesdays

This week’s historic visit to Cuba inspired me to make Frijoles Negros Cubanos (Cuban Black Beans) and Tostones (twice fried plantain slices). Tostones are a staple of many Latin American countries, the Caribbean and West Africa. Known in many countries in Latin America as tostones, they’re also known as tachinos or chatinos in Cuba, fritos verde in the Dominican… 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

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

Cauliflower Steaks with Herb Salsa Verde

What do cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, and bok choy have in common? They’re all members of the cruciferous family of vegetables. Many of us are familiar with the term “cruciferous vegetables”, but did you know they’re among the healthiest things you can eat? Cruciferous vegetables belong to the mustard family of plants and… Read More

Freekah with Sundried Tomatoes and Almonds

Today we explore the seventh lesson from centenarians living in the Blue Zones, unique communities that have common elements of diet, lifestyle and outlook on life that have led not only to an amazing number of years lived, but also to a better quality of life. In preparation for our upcoming Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, I’m… Read More