Browse through my recipe box . . .
Here’s this year’s Thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipe. It’s sweet and tart, vegan and low glycemic. It’s great on turkey sandwiches before AND after the holidays … it’s a keeper!read more
Here’s my tried-and-true recipe for foolproof pizza dough. It’s fast, easy, and quite delicious. Bookmark this page for perfect pizza every time.read more
I was excited for this opportunity to test Beyond Meat, a new plant-based sustainable meat substitute, and found that the Fiesta flavor crumbles make a delicious taco topping. Click here for my recipe.read more
The zucchini harvest has begun! I’m not yet regretting the 5 plants I popped in the ground planning for a summer of squash blossom quesadillas and my dream of edible flower pizza, but the season is young. No doubt in a couple of months I’ll find a monstrous zucchini or two hidden under the scarlet runner beans as in years past and have to do something drastic again.
A Memorial Day weekend spent trying to refinish the kitchen cabinets is livened up with this perfect summer watermelon salad.read more
Climate change is the new black. My peppers and tomatoes are happy; the dog is miserable; the boy has the swimming unit in P.E. this month so he is just fine. Hot days deserve cool meals, you know, so here’s a recipe for a celery and jicama salad that promises to take the edge off the heat.read more
This is an easy one-pot meal featuring a whole chicken, lots of garlic, and rice cooked slowly together. Try this when you are looking for a hearty but easy family meal.read more
One weekend LL and I spent the weekend in San Francisco to see Kiki and Herb at the A.C.T., but the show seemed sad and we were happy so we snuck out and walked down to the St. Francis where we went to sit at the bar at the Compass Rose but it was the new Michael Mina (which is the old Michael Mina now) and we were wowed by his tuna tartare.
It was one of those astonishing dishes, prepared table side – in our case, bar side – with gorgeous pink rich ahi and crisp sweet diced pears and salty pine nuts with the zing of garlic and the heat of jalapeño held together with quail eggs. It was a dish we had to recreate.read more
Try this soothing turmeric tea next time you’ve got an ache, a cold, or just need a little warming pick-me-up. It works because turmeric doesn’t just give curry that wondrous yellow color. It’s is the wonderkind of Ayerveda, traditional Hindu medicine. Lisa Gallant of the California College of Ayervedic names a few of the many 5,000-year old uses for turmeric, including: use as a cold remedy, to give relief from bruises, sprains, and inflamed joints, to soothe skin from rashes ranging from eczema to chicken pox, even an insect repellent.read more