A Plant-Based Diet

Food writer Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and other books, re-defined what it means to eat smart when he shared his credo: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Did you know that reducing your intake of animal products and embracing a plant-based diet is one of the best things you… Read More

Bolivian Canahua Pilaf

Remember how I said (here) that my kitchen cupboards are filled with things like exotic grains and that I’d soon be cooking through my cupboards, so to speak? Well, today I present organic Bolivian Canahua (pronounced “kaniwa”). Very similar to its cousin quinoa, canahua is a hearty grain that grows in the mountains of the… Read More

Quinoa-Polenta Cake with Fava Beans, Peas and Basil-Cilantro Purée

It’s early in the morning and everyone is still asleep at my home. I’m up early, sipping tea from a small gourd filled with yerba mate, a South American beverage that I’ll have to write about some time in another post. Now, it’s time to focus and seize this opportunity—quiet time for me to write and share… Read More

Tomato-Mint Quinoa Salad

As a vegetarian, I’m always on the lookout for healthy and delicious recipes, especially ones that are quick and easy to prepare.  One of my favorites is this fantastic Tomato-Mint Quinoa Salad.  The blend of flavors and textures combined with quinoa* make a very interesting and refreshing side dish for summer.  I hope you love… Read More