Spring Vegetable Soup

Need a quick and healthy dinner in less than an hour? Well, here you go. This will take you about 45 minutes, really. This one pot meal is an adaptation of a recipe I saw in the most recent edition of Cooking Light magazine. My version is oil free, using the culinary technique, dry-sauté, I discussed in my last post. Instead of… Read More

Quinoa-Polenta Cake with Fava Beans, Peas and Basil-Cilantro Purée

It’s early in the morning and everyone is still asleep at my home. I’m up early, sipping tea from a small gourd filled with yerba mate, a South American beverage that I’ll have to write about some time in another post. Now, it’s time to focus and seize this opportunity—quiet time for me to write and share… Read More

Sicilian Cauliflower Salad

 Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. —Mark Twain No one is really certain of what Mark Twain meant when he stated the phrase above, but I’m certain that cauliflower is one of those vegetables that many people, including myself, have long underestimated. Often seen on vegetable-and-dip trays, their mild flavor is often passed over… 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

Petit Appétit: Purées

Purées Below, I’ve listed purées that I enjoyed making for my little one when he started eating solids. Although he eats foods with more texture now, I still make and feed him quite a few purées. Partly because he still only has four little teeth and also, besides using them as first stage baby foods,… Read More