Indian Methi Rice

Hello everyone! I am making a family dinner tonight since my husband is coming home on the earlier side. This quick rice dish is a keeper and 75% of the kids love it and 100% of the husband. If you live near me, there are Indian shops in Bloomfield on Broughton Ave., in Edison, NJ […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

Hello everyone, I know I am often viewed as the mother earth in the kitchen with my kids, teaching them to cook and bake on their own as I watch them with joy in my heart and a smile on my face as they learn to be independent in the kitchen. Don’t be fooled. I […]

Sauteed Snow Peas with Crumbled Feta

Hi everyone! I really don’t care for raw snow peas but LOVE them when they are cooked up with some nice olive oil. Here’s a recipe for every cooking personality type, as it simply requires fresh ingredients, a little sauteing and a little crumbling of creamy feta cheese. Distracted chefs may want to start off […]

Chick Pea Bread (Farinata, Socca)

Thanks to my sister Alice, I discovered this fantabulous recipe that is great for those who want a substantial bread-like substance without all the empty calories and carbs. This bread is made out of chick pea flour and is fun to make. It is a bit involved so read the recipe before making it. If […]

Quick Chinese Peanut Rice

Hi everyone! You all must know by now that I am constantly making use of leftover rice. We never know how many people will be eating at home so I make a lot of everything and just keep on storing those leftovers. For those of us who are very busy, not feeling very at ease […]