Chickpea-Quinoa Patties with Cranberry Ginger Chutney

Cooking is wonderful metaphor for life, don’t you think? It requires an open mind, patience, flexibility, resourcefulness and a nice sense of humor. Most of the best home cooks I know understand this, so I try to have the same attitude with every dish I make. Take this one, for example. My intent was to make savory… Read More

Green Velvet Soup

Hi friends. I know, it’s been a while. I haven’t been in the kitchen a lot lately. I had minor surgery on my left hand (fortunately I’m right-handed) so I wasn’t able to do much cooking. The healing process has gone very well so I’ve been slowly getting back into my cooking groove, more and more… Read More

Mediterranean Cauliflower-Couscous Salad

Several friends, like you, have told me of recipes on this site that you’ve tried and enjoyed. Thank you, I love the feedback! One recipe, in particular, that I’ve received quite a bit of positive feedback about is my Mediterranean Farro Salad. It seems to have become a regular dish in many of your homes and I’ve been so… Read More

Mango and Avocado Mousse

As if mangos and avocados aren’t delicious enough on their own, straight off the spoon, this dreamy mousse combines them to create a velvety texture and delicious flavor. I recently had a version of this mousse at a friend’s house and wanted to share it with you. Luscious, creamy and easy to make, this mousse only has four ingredients. It… Read More

Daal Makhani

When my husband and I go out for Indian food, I have a few favorites I like to order—channa masala, garlic naan, and one or two daals. But I still have a glance at the menu, usually on the look-out for something new (to me)—enlivened by chilies and exotic spices that pique my interest. My husband, on the other hand, is… Read More

Cranberry Orange Granola-Chocolate Bark

I had been tinkering with a recipe for granola using cranberries, orange, cardamom and pecans. When I finally got it the way I wanted, I liked it so much I decided to find several ways to use it. This Granola-Chocolate Bark, an inspiration from Food and Wine, came to mind. Everyone who has tried this… Read More