Spiced Tofu with Fava Purée and Cracked Freekeh Pilaf

Arranged here are crisp pieces of tofu on a velvety hummus made of dried fava beans, not chickpeas. It is served alongside cracked freekeh, a nutty, roasted green wheat. Spiced Tofu with Fava Purée ½ cup olive oil 5 garlic cloves, smashed 1 ½ tablespoons coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon grated lemon… Read More

Leek Salad with Tofu and Wheat Berries

Wheat is one of the oldest domesticated grains, along with barley, millet and rice. It is now the most widely cultivate cereal around the globe, exceeding even rice. ~ Maria Speck Looking for ideas on how I could use wheat berries, I came across a recipe for leeks with rye berries and adapted it to… Read More

The Vegetable Feast

Although turkey is usually the undisputed star of the Thanksgiving table I believe vegetables deserve a moment in the spotlight too. As a vegetarian, this Thanksgiving I aspired to find ways to let vegetables—especially the rich colored ones that flourish late in the season and carry us through the cold winter months—take center stage. And,… Read More

Za’atar and Pomegranate Roasted Tofu

While browsing the web to find an interesting recipe for fresh pomegranates, I came across an inspiration for this sweet, sour and tangy dish. Since I had recently written about za’atar, my favorite Middle Eastern spice, I thought this recipe would be a great follow-up as it includes another traditional Middle Eastern ingredient, pomegranate molasses. Both… Read More