Guacamole Wonton Cups

GUACAMOLE WONTON CUPS

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner. February 6th to be exact. Green Bay Packers versus Pittsburgh Steelers. My last blog post was dedicated to my godmother. It’s only natural I dedicate this post to my godfather. The Pittsburgh Steelers are my godfather’s favorite sports team of all time. He’s a fanatic. His still regularly… 

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Red Lentils with Stewed Tomatoes

RED LENTILS WITH STEWED TOMATOES

Winter inspires me to cook warm, hearty dishes with a little heat thrown in – chili, spicy soups and legume dishes, especially lentils. I know plenty of people who are unmoved by lentils but I adore them. They easily soak up different flavors and can be paired with a variety of ingredients. They’re nourishing, relatively… 

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Fried Green Tomatoes

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES

It may be late September but tomato season is still flourishing in the San Francisco Bay area. Last weekend, I attended a tomato-tasting party  so tomatoes have definitely been on my mind lately. California is so fortunate to have a long growing season for tomatoes. Back home in New Jersey, the growing season is gone in… 

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Tomato Mint Quinoa Salad

TOMATO MINT QUINOA SALAD

Quinoa is a very intriguing ingredient. It’s classified with the rest of the grains but it’s not even a grain, it’s a seed. Pronounced “keen-wah,” this grain-like crop has been around for over 6,000 years, originating in the Andean region of South America. The Incas held the crop to be sacred and referred to it… 

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Garlicky Curried Lentils

GARLICKY CURRIED LENTILS

When I started cooking more plant-based dishes I got really interested in Indian cooking. Indian cooking uses a lot of veggies and dresses them up nicely using fragrant spices, herbs and oils. Many dishes in Indian cuisine are naturally healthy, delicious and many of them are not that costly. My ultimate favorite spice is coriander…. 

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