French Lentil Soup and Habits

All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits. — William James When you woke up this morning, what was the first thing you did? Did you roll over and hit the snooze button? Did you grab your phone and check email, hop in the shower and then… Read More

Coconut Red Lentil Soup

When my son was just weeks old, we started an infant massage class. He LOVED it. He’d lay on his back and just surrender—his chubby limbs falling limp to my gentle touch. Our instructor, amused by my son’s obvious pleasure, said, it looks like you’ve got yourself a little massage hog. She was right. Two years… Read More

The Most Beautiful Sounds

In a recent issue of Reader’s Digest, there was a column called “Finish this Sentence.” The sentence to finish was “The Most Beautiful Sound in the World is…” I found it interesting to read people’s responses that ranged from the sound of children giggling to frogs croaking in a marsh to silence in a war… Read More

Coconut Red Lentil and Red Kuri Squash Soup

These days, the big news at the farmers market is squash. Small or huge, bumpy and warty-like or smooth, dark or cream-colored, they are the celebrities of the season. As I look at these unique vegetables, I can’t help but think of the possibilities for beautiful soups, salads, and other dishes of autumn. Providing sculptural… Read More