Mango and Peppercorns! Tonight 7:30 Eastern Time!

Hello everyone! Please make sure to register for tonight’s free virtual event where I will be in conversation with the writers Elisa Ung, Tung Nguyen and Katherine Manning of Mango and Peppercorns, a wonderful new memoir about two unlikely housemates and Vietnamese restaurant owners. It is a beautiful tale of a Vietnamese refugee and an […]

Gluten Free Almond Orange Cookies

Hello Everyone! I am hoping that you won’t make fun of me for calling the following recipe “cookies”. Sometimes I think it best to refer to a food item as something other than what we’re trying to emulate, if it’s features are far from the original item. Like balls of healthy stuff. I am, however, […]

Coconut Lentil Soup with Chipotle Chicken Sausage

Hello everyone! Although Spring is just about here, we still have some cold days ahead of us that will require some comforting soups. No matter your cooking abilities, this soup could not be easier. It is one of those one pot meals that you just throw together. It is simple to prepare, packed with protein, […]

Tangy Cannellini Beans with Roasted Red Pepper

Hello everyone, My son is in a CBD oil study at Albert Einstein which means that I get to get out of dodge once a month. It may seem like a chore to drive all the way to the Bronx but it’s what you DO when you get to the Bronx that makes it exciting! […]

Roasted Carrots with Lemony Labne and Za’atar

Hello everyone! I LOVE carrots and they’re even better when they are roasted. You can seriously whip up this side dish in no time like a pro if you keep a few ingredients on hand like the shelf stable za’atar spice blend and some Greek Yogurt if you don’t have Labne. Throw some protein on […]

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 […]

Homemade Pita Chips-EASY!!!!

Hi everyone, Please don’t waste food! If you buy 3 bags of fresh and delicious pita bread and they get old and hard because the kids in your house say they love pita but then don’t eat it and you get really annoyed because you work so damn hard to keep the inventory moving and […]

Extra Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies:

Hi everyone, The monotony of the pandemic/quarantine is truly driving me berserk. Don’t get me started on the stress of being cooped up with all these fighting teens, day in and day out. Although it is not great for the meno-paunch, I’ve been relying on my oven and pantry full of baking items to relieve […]

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 […]