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

Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas

Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano QuesadillasRoasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas
with Blue Cheese, Cilantro and Fresh Lime Juice

Savory, sweet, bold and mildly hot. I’d forgotten just how flavorful and satisfying Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas are. After seeing a number of recipes this past week for celebrating Cinco de Mayo, I remembered this recipe for quesadillas. We used to serve them when Continue reading

Palak Paneer – Indian Creamed Spinach with Fresh Cheese

Palak Paneer . . . Indian Creamed Spinach with Fresh CheesePalak Paneer aka Saag Paneer

Mildly spiced and silken spinach with crisp, golden cubes of the fresh Indian cheese known as paneer has made Palak Paneer aka Saag Paneer, one of the most popular Indian dishes in the U.S. The rich flavor and luxurious texture 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

Roasted Cauliflower – Boldly Flavored, Deeply Roasted

Roasted Cauliflower – Boldly Flavored, Deeply Roasted Roasted Cauliflower – Golden Hued & Lightly Spiced

Deeply roasting cauliflower enhances its subtle nutty, sweet flavors. Taking a cue from a number of today’s best chefs, my roasted cauliflower now gets a final few minutes under the broiler to lightly blacken it. By charring the top side only, roasted cauliflower becomes more complex, Continue reading

Salmon Cakes with Quinoa & Vegetables – Baked Not Fried

Salmon Cakes with Quinoa & Vegetables – Baked Not FriedSalmon Cakes with Quinoa & Vegetables –
Crab Cake’s First Cousins

I’ve had an excellent recipe for crab cakes for many a year. With six cans of wild salmon in the cupboard and nary a flake of crab in the fridge, I had an idea. Perhaps I could replace the crab and make salmon cakes instead. With each bite, we wondered why I hadn’t thought of this before. Sautéed in oil, Continue reading