Hummus Update – Lighter, Smoother, Tastier

Hummus Update – Lighter, Smoother, TastierHummus Update – Join the Hummus Celebration on May 13

Rarely a day goes by without hummus in our refrigerator. Hummus, both “plain” and “fancy” (with preserved lemon or garlic scapes), is my comfort food. Perfect for quick energy straight from a spoon. Perfect as a snack, breakfast, lunch and dinner wrapped in a lettuce leaf with a Continue reading

Chana Dal with Spinach & Tomatoes

Chana Dal with Spinach & TomatoesChana Dal with Spinach & Tomatoes – Make Indian Food at Home

Mildly spicy, fresh and flavorful, thick and satisfying. Golden-hued Chana Dal with Spinach & Tomatoes is Indian food you can easily make at home. Make it thin and saucy, or thick and creamy. Adjust the heat level as well, by adding more hot peppers to the tarka. Continue reading

Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew – Savory, Sweet & Spicy

Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew with Meyer Lemon Yogurt Sauce

There’s an unusually synchronistic backstory behind today’s Turkish Carrot Lentil Stew. It begins with a yoga teacher training assignment to choose three words to describe how I want to feel when I practice and share yoga. My three words have the acronym SAJ. Continue reading

Red Lentil Soup with Tomato, Garlic and Cumin

Red Lentil Soup with Tomato, Garlic and CuminRed Lentil Soup with Tomato, Garlic and Cumin
for a Cold Winter’s Night

Do you remember the original Time-Life Foods of the World Cookbooks, published in the late 1960’s and 70’s? Such treasures with their colorful photos, broad range of foods and well-written prose from great culinary writers and chefs. These books inspired me to explore the world through food. The Middle Eastern cookbook was one of my first cookbooks. Continue reading

French Green Lentil Salad – A Summertime Favorite

French Green Lentil Salad – A Summertime FavoriteFrench Green Lentil Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers,
Lots of Fresh Herbs, Kalamatas & Feta

Clean flavors, crisp textures and colorful fresh vegetables make French Green Lentil Salad a great addition to summer menus. Crisp and colorful with summer’s juicy, ripe tomatoes and refreshing cucumbers. Clean and bright with the garden’s bounty of fresh parsley, Continue reading

Lentil Walnut Pâté w/ Mushrooms, Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme

 Lentil Walnut Pâté with Mushrooms, Parsley, Rosemary & Thyme Lentil Walnut Pâté – Bold Flavor, Chunky Texture, Delicious

One bite wasn’t enough. So I took another bite and then another to be sure. What a wonderful surprise that lentils, walnuts, mushrooms and fresh herbs would be so delicious. With its complex flavor, chunky texture and straight-forward preparation, Lentil Walnut Pâté Continue reading

Corona Beans and Greens – Giant Creamy Luxurious Beans

Corona Beans and Greens – Giant Creamy Luxurious BeansCorona Beans and Greens – Prepare to be Astounded by these Beans

My huge dried, white corona beans arrived last Wednesday. Even larger and more gorgeous than I thought they’d be. And once cooked, oh my. I couldn’t wait to try them. So exceptional in appearance, taste, texture and size. With a swirl of baby super greens and a grating of Pecorino, Corona Beans and Greens became dinner. Continue reading