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

Daal Makhani

When my husband and I go out for Indian food, I have a few favorites I like to order—channa masala, garlic naan, and one or two daals. But I still have a glance at the menu, usually on the look-out for something new (to me)—enlivened by chilies and exotic spices that pique my interest. My husband, on the other hand, is… Read More

Soba Noodles with Tofu in Spicy Garlic Sauce and Avocado

If at any given time of the day you ask my little one what he wants to eat, he will ask for ayocayo (avocado) and mayo (tomato). Avocado was his first taste of solid food and he’s loved the smooth and creamy flesh of avocados ever since that first spoonful. He eats about one avocado a… Read More

French Lentil, Avocado and Kamut Salad with Basil Dressing

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.  — Antoine de Saint-Exupery Lately, I’ve been motivated to find ways to get healthier. I already consider myself a healthy person—I eat well, exercise and limit my intake of processed and high fat foods—but I think I can take… 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