Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette – Vibrant Refreshing Salad for Spring

Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette –Vibrant Refreshing Salad for SpringSpring Alive — Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette, Scallions, Crisp Apple, Toasted Walnuts

A perfect salad strikes a balance between crisp and tender, crunchy and soft, mild and bold, sweet, tart, pungent and bitter, creamy and textured. Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette strikes that balance perfectly. The combination of both mild and bitter greens, thinly Continue reading

The Best Roasted Asparagus – Juicy, Crisp, Flavorful, Outstanding

The Best Roasted Asparagus – Juicy, Crisp, Flavorful, OutstandingThe Best Roasted Asparagus – How I Love Thee

Fresh spring asparagus, how I love thee. Let me count the ways. Delightful shaved raw into ribbons for a salad with almonds and pecorino cheese. Luxurious roasted, puréed and folded into risotto. And absolutely sublime when thick spears roast on one Continue reading

Journey of Discovery – Appreciating a Sacred Illness

Journey of Discovery – Appreciating a Sacred IllnessMy Journey of Discovery Required Soup
and Delving Into the Pain

Two months ago I was on a roll—cooking and writing, teaching yoga, feeling great. And then I wasn’t. That’s when debilitating back pain brought me to my knees. My journey of discovery these past couple of months involved delving into the pain to appreciate this sacred illness. Continue reading

Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh from Michael Solomonov

Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh from Michael Solomonov Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh
– Incredibly Sweet, Tender and Simply Delicious

An almost effortless recipe for amazing sweet potatoes. And such a contrast from the hot oven method we’ve all used to roast sweet potatoes all our lives.  Eye opening actually, the way long, slow roasting at 275 degrees enhances both the sweetness and texture Continue reading

Beet Cabbage Borscht One of the World’s Great Soups – Hearty, Sophisticated, Satisfying

Beet Cabbage Borscht – One of the World’s Great Soups Thick and Nurturing Vegetarian Beet Cabbage Borscht –
The Borscht of My Memories

Made hearty and sophisticated with vegetables turned a brilliant violet from the beets, and creamy, rich from sour cream, Beet Cabbage Borscht (bôrSHt) is one of the world’s great soups. Deeply flavored and satisfying vegetarian Beet Cabbage Borscht Continue reading

Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup – A True Classic

Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup Our Favorite Winter Soup – Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup

Naturally Creamy Lima Beans and Greens Soup may become your go-to soup this winter and for many winters to come. Relatively quick cooking large limas (1 hour pre-soak and 1 hour cooking time) make a deeply nurturing, rich and flavorful broth.

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Curried Winter Squash Red Lentil Soup Tames the Cold

Curried Winter Squash Red Lentil Soup Curried Winter Squash Red Lentil Soup with Coconut Cream

With an Arctic blast of cold air bringing subzero temperatures at night and daytime “highs” from 2 to 7 degrees, what’s a person to do to tame the cold? Make soup, of course. A warming, earthy, spicy and aromatic soup. A satisfying soup made from Continue reading