Moroccan Carrot Raisin Salad – The Best Carrot Raisin Salad

Moroccan Carrot Raisin Salad – The Best Carrot Raisin Salad Moroccan Carrot Raisin Salad
with Preserved Lemon, Harissa & Pomegranate Molasses

Bold and complex flavors make Moroccan Carrot Raisin Salad the best carrot raisin salad. Citrusy/sharp with preserved lemon, moderately spicy with harissa, and tart/sweet with pomegranate molasses. It’s definitely the uniquely flavored dressing that makes this salad such a standout. Continue reading

Green Tomato Chutney w/ Apples, Golden Raisins & Ginger

Green Tomato Chutney w/ Apples, Golden Raisins & GingerLots of Green Tomatoes

For two weeks I covered our flowers and vegetable garden to protect them from the low night-time temperatures. And then I stopped. With a forecast of snow and a low of 24 degrees, I gave up trying. So I harvested all the herbs and green onions and most of the Continue reading

Rice Pudding for Wesak

Rice Pudding for Wesak Celebrating Wesak w/ Rice Pudding – Buddha’s Pudding

Could there be a more comforting or welcoming dessert than rice pudding? When made with sushi rice or arborio rice, it becomes especially thick and luscious. Rice pudding has been on my mind of late, as Wesak is approaching here. Continue reading

Winter Vegetable Tagine aka Moroccan Winter Vegetable Stew

Winter Vegetable Tagine (Moroccan Winter Vegetable Stew)Tagine – Slow-Cooked Stew & Cone-Shaped Ceramic Pot

After a mid-winter week of 40+ degree temperatures, we had snow yesterday. With more snow forecast for the rest of the week, seems like winter’s still here. Thus today’s a perfect opportunity to share this hearty, bone-warming and vegan Winter Vegetable Tagine Continue reading

Sautéed Spinach—Basic and Dressed to the Nines

Sauteed Spinach with Garlic, Almonds, Raisins & Lemon (c) jfhaugen“I’m strong to the finish when I eats me spinach,
I’m Popeye the sailor man! Toot toot!”

You’re One of the Few that Know
As a kid growing up in Southern California, I was a guest on the local Popeye Show featuring Tom Hatten and original Popeye cartoons. Kids from all over the greater Los Angeles area sent in a post card with their name and phone number. Continue reading