Garlic Scape Pesto

There’s something about shopping at a farmer’s market that makes me so happy and calm.  Maybe it’s seeing the bounty of local produce, or maybe it’s just the ability to pick-out my fruits and vegetables outside in an open-air setting. Continue reading

Carrot-Ginger-Shiitake Soup

Soup is one of my favorite foods, regardless of the weather.  When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing like a big bowl of hot soup. Conversely, when it’s hot outside, I crave a cold puréed vegetable soup.  The past weekend’s weather was a Continue reading

Raw Nut-Free Cacao Hamentaschen

The Jewish holiday of Purim is in a few days.  This festive holiday, commonly celebrated with wild costume parties and drunken escapades, commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.  The villain of the Purim, a man named Haman, is remembered by the traditional food of the holiday – the Hamentaschen. Continue reading

Spicy Curried Hummus

I’m beginning to push the boundaries of my hummus obsession.  No longer are plain and garlic-flavored hummus favored in my house.  Even my daughter is demanding bold combinations.  It’s time to mix things up and get a bit crazy in the kitchen! Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Thanksgiving is just days away and I couldn’t be more excited!  While many families prefer to prepare and eat the same recipes year after year, I like to experiment and add new dishes to my family’s holiday table.  Between now and Thanksgiving, I’ll be sharing some of the simple recipes that I’ve developed this season.  Whether you add them to your Thanksgiving table or not, I hope you will give them a try. Continue reading