Cranberry Orange Granola-Chocolate Bark

I had been tinkering with a recipe for granola using cranberries, orange, cardamom and pecans. When I finally got it the way I wanted, I liked it so much I decided to find several ways to use it. This Granola-Chocolate Bark, an inspiration from Food and Wine, came to mind. Everyone who has tried this… Read More

Indian Spiced Cauliflower Soup with Spiced Granola

I know spring officially started last week, but it’s still a bit chilly where I live so for me, it’s still warm and cozy soup season. Fortunately this creamy cauliflower soup can be eaten during the fall, winter or spring. It’s very tasty and super easy to make. And, as I mentioned in my last post, Cauliflower Steaks and… Read More

Soba Noodle Soup Bowl

The French poet Baudelaire said that if wine were to disappear from human production, there would be a void in human health and intelligence, and that would be worse than all the excesses it’s guilty of. Hmmm, would you agree? Today we explore the fourth lesson from centenarians living in the Blue Zones, unique communities that have… Read More

Supergrains Porridge

In the mornings, how long do you wait before you eat breakfast? Do you eat breakfast? When pressed for time or just not feeling hungry enough to eat, please don’t make the mistake of skipping breakfast, especially if you’re trying to lose weight, avoid weight gain, or trying to eat for optimal energy. Eating breakfast not only provides the fuel… Read More

Superfood Green-ola Bars

I want to make green granola bars, she said. Green, as in the color green???, he asked Yes, she answered. Green. Dubiously, he asked, how? Spirulina, of course!, she said with a smile. Spirulina is a natural algae powder that is quite high in protein and nutrients. Though more of a marketing term, the word superfood could definitely be… 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