Kale and Quinoa Patty-Cakes

Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Baker’s Man; Bake me a cake as fast as you can; Pat it and shape it and mark it with “B”, And there will be enough for baby and me. I knew they were coming, but wasn’t sure if the terrible twos, were destined to be as terrible as everyone says… Read More

Spend Less, Own less, Live and Eat Well

In my post Rustic Simplicity, I mentioned how I’ve been de-cluttering. I need to do this—almost every week—because it’s like having a weight lifted off my shoulders and helps me breathe easier, think clearer, prioritize effectively and live better and more balanced. Although I got rid of a lot of stuff, it seems like I barely… Read More

The Promise of Spring

      When flowers bloom, so does hope. Although spring doesn’t mark the beginning of the calendar year, for me it is about new beginnings and celebrating the endless possibilities of the human spirit. At this time of year I can’t help but feel hopeful and even more optimistic than usual about a variety of… 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

Za’atar and Pomegranate Roasted Tofu

While browsing the web to find an interesting recipe for fresh pomegranates, I came across an inspiration for this sweet, sour and tangy dish. Since I had recently written about za’atar, my favorite Middle Eastern spice, I thought this recipe would be a great follow-up as it includes another traditional Middle Eastern ingredient, pomegranate molasses. Both… Read More