Romanesco Broccoli Bisque

Romanesco broccoli is one of the most stunning vegetables I’ve ever seen. Striking in appearance, its fractal form—a complex geometrical shape that looks almost the same at every scale factor— makes it look a bit like a beautiful sea creature or, something from another planet. Each spiky floret, composed of a series of smaller florets buds, is arranged in… Read More

Root Vegetable Galette with Kamut and Fresh Herbs

Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. —Leonard Cohen Mindfulness Like many, I’m often a bit more reflective about my life at the beginning of each year. As we start our journey once again around the sun, I’ve been thinking about how I… Read More

Christmas Morning Porridge

One more recipe before Christmas—nutty and nutrient dense farro slow-cooked in coconut milk that’s infused with star anise, cardamom pods, a hint of maple syrup, and an orange peel. To finish, its topped with hazelnuts, pistachios, pepitas, and dried cranberries. Rustic, warm, nourishing and creamy, this vegan/plant-based breakfast is a perfect way to start Christmas or… Read More

Ameh for Eid il-Burbara

A couple of days ago a friend from Lebanon told me about Eid il-Burbara or Saint Barbara’s Day, a holiday celebrated on December 4th in Lebanon and some other Middle Eastern countries. Because there are traditional Lebanese dishes associated with the holiday, I knew I just had to try at least one of them and share it with you. I chose… Read More

Carrot and Pistachio Soup with Tarragon

Tarragon is one of my favorite herbs. Although fairly strong, it’s one of those herbs that marries well with lots of other flavors. But, you have to be really careful with it. For example, it’s not best to combine it with other herbs and, as a tip, add it at the end of the cooking process. Also, you… Read More

Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

They say that years of careful nurturing and gentle pruning—from seed to tree—makes a significant difference in the way oak trees develop. If tended to well, an oak tree grows strong and is able to provide shade, comfort, and beauty for many years. But, if left to chance, a vulnerable tree can become weak and gnarled, providing shade… Read More