Couscous with Chicken and Raisins

Hello everyone, Yes, it’s another chicken dish. Chicken is astoundingly versatile and this one is a keeper. Ras el hanout spice mixture may sound terrifyingly exotic and obscure but it’s just a spice mix, much lke ranch dressing mix is a spice mix. You can get it in many Middle Eastern stores or order it […]

Moroccan Chicken with Vegetables

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that we have 2021 ahead of us, I suggest trying new hobbies that bring us joy or at least make our lives easier. I plan on branching out a bit in the kitchen. I will be putting together some virtual cooking classes so stay tuned! My repertoire will be expanding as […]

Romesco Chicken

I miss Spain. Making this dish reminds me of being there. I think it’s the peppers and the paprika. Sigh…. Romesco Chicken: Marinating the Chicken: 3 large chicken breasts, sliced into 1/2 inch by 2 inch pieces 6 large cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbs olive oil 2 tsp smoked paprika 1/4 tsp salt In a […]

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 […]

Rosemary Coconut Quinoa with Tofu

Hello all! I forgot to plant herbs this year so I was extra excited when my friend Tim once again gave me his overload of garden delights. I’m talking chives, rosemary, basil, thyme, sage and even some tomatoes! I brought a large stash with me on vacation and incorporated some of them into a dish […]

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 […]

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 […]