Palak Daal with Coconut

If you’re a regular follower to this blog, you would have already noticed that I like to top a lot of dishes with creamy, buttery avocados. Not only do avocados taste great, but they are also highly nutritious and have proven health benefits. I often dress my avocados in a bit of olive oil, lime juice, and salt.… Read More

Yetsom Beyaynetu (Ethiopian Combination Platter)

What if living globally was more than just about the foods you eat? Well, okay, we all know that it does mean much more. Living globally extends beyond the food you seek to wake up your palate and nourish your body. It’s a lifestyle, a mindset. It’s travel. It’s bringing the world home—through culture, relationships, music, traditions, style, and… Read More

Black Beluga, the Caviar of Lentils

Striking in appearance, black beluga lentils are said to be the caviar of lentils. Tiny, round and black jewels, they glisten when they’re cooked and look a lot like beluga caviar, the most prized of all caviar varieties.   Unlike many lentil varieties that tend to disintegrate and become a bit mushy when cooked, beluga lentils… 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

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