Sweet Indian Eggplant and How to Have a Dinner Conversation

Hello all! Before we get to the eggplant, let’s discuss dinner conversations. With all the #$%^&@ up %^$&going on in the world, our country, and even my town with racism and slander abounding, the only silver lining I can see is that we can use it for fodder for dinner chats with each other. Only […]

Bingeing On Healthy Food

Some of us, sometimes, binge. I know I do. I recently met a cookbook author who was hell bent on sharing the info that if we just make a slight mental shift, we can binge but not necessarily set ourselves into a tailspin of eating garbage for the rest of the day, night, week or […]

Quinoa with Cinnamon, Fennel and Prunes and Food, Technology and Labeling

Happy new year, everyone! I will cut to the chase: 2018 sucked in many ways for me and for many others. I don’t like to be negative but I’m just putting it out there because as Socrates says, “An unexamined life is not worth living”. We need to deal with the crap that is presented […]

Awesome Ed Carine’s Chicken Salad

Hello everyone, Oh, this weekend was amazing! We had our annual Parents Who Rock backyard fundraiser and the performers were so talented and generous with their time. We raised funds and awareness for KIND, Kids In Need of Defense. Check them out and feel free to contact me to donate if you were unable to […]

Indian Inspired Eggplant

There’s a mobile produce truck that stops at different places in my town. I finally made it to one of the stops last week and picked up some tomatoes and eggplant. They came in pretty handy when I needed to make a side dish for my sister’s Roshashanah dinner. Sadly not everyone likes nightshades but […]

Jackfruit “Tuna” Salad

Hello everyone, Well, I finally used the can of jackfruit I got at Trader Joe’s after I ate it at the Kripalu yoga retreat. It has a meaty texture, is healthy, and is canned which I love. I googled how to use it and saw that you can use it for mock tuna salad. I […]

Curried Chicken with Zucchini

Hello everyone, Yesterday, my husband texted me a photo of the NY Times recipe from the Wednesday Dining edition. It was a simple curried chicken dish for which I had most of the ingredients. On my way home from dropping my son at camp, I decided to stop by the supermarket, pick up the remaining […]

Easy Shrimp Stew

Hi everyone! I’ve been providing cooking lessons for the last 6 months with someone in the City who has not had an opportunity to cook his whole life. Why? Because he was wrongly incarcerated for 30 years. Yes, you heard me, 30 years. Thanks to the Innocence Project,  he now has an opportunity to live […]

Caregiving, Disability and Delicious Food

Hi everyone! I want to wish everyone a belated happy mother’s day! Instead of burdening Brian with the obligatory mother’s day post when we were crazed with many events this weekend, I am , in its place, posting a beautiful piece by a new friend who is inspiring. I hope all moms get to have […]

Cottage Cheese Spinach Pie

Hi everyone! Yes, another spinach pie recipe that is only a few ingredients. I know you can do this so start squeezing that bag of spinach. You can do the onions and the spinach in stages. Enjoy :-). Cottage Cheese Spinach Pie: 2 Tbs butter, divided 1 lb frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry […]