Spring Vegetable Primavera over Mung Bean Noodles

Spring Veggie Primavera

Hello Friends!  It has been a while since I posted on here, and I’m sorry about that.  It’s been a whirlwind spring filled with leading the Spring Refresh & Renew: 10 Days of Clean Eating, co-facilitating Living Whole Redwoods: An Immersion Retreat in Self-Care, and opening my new Boston office space.  It has all been wonderful, but my kitchen … [Read more...]

Spicy Red Lentils with Tomatoes and Lime

Spicy Red Lentils

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – lentils should be part of your life! They are packed with nutrients, ridiculously easy to make, and delicious every time. I keep me pantry stocked with red, black, and green lentils, and end up using them at least once per week. For this recipe red lentils work best because we’re looking for a soupy … [Read more...]

Italian White Beans with Kale and Tomatoes

Italian White Beans with Kale and Tomatoes

I'm a sucker for Italian recipes.  Maybe it was studying there in college, or spending so much time cooking there on the big trip. Whatever it was, my love of Italian food has stuck with me and always finds it's way into my cooking. One common misconception I often hear is the assumption that Italian food is heavy, filled with processed carbs, … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad

Grilled Corn and Roasted Tomato Salad

I am so head over heels in love with all of the fresh produce in season right now.  Going to the farmer's market is almost overwhelming in its abundance.  There are so many beautiful things calling out to me and asking to be cooked up into late summer deliciousness.  It's a good problem to have! And it reminds me, yet again, how you can make … [Read more...]

No-Fuss Roasted Eggplant Parmigiana

No-Fuss Roasted Eggplant Parmigiana

So, now that I've gotten you jazzed about Italian food with my Tuscan Kale Salad and Quattro Pomodoro Sauce, it's time to complete the trifecta.  The food in Italy is divine.  Good food is just in the air over here - you can't walk down a street without seeing beautiful pizzas calling out from shop windows, or markets with overflowing baskets of … [Read more...]

Quattro Pomodoro Sauce

Quattro Pomodoro Sauce

Looking for something simple and tasty to make the weekend after Thanksgiving?  This Quattro Pomodoro Sauce fits the bill.  It's easy to make, delicious, and will fill the house with a wonderful tomato aroma.  Best of all, it has a different flavor profile than Thanksgiving food, and you're bound to be ready for a change after a few days of … [Read more...]

Anatolian Bulgar Stew

Anatolian Bulgar Stew

My cooking classes on The Big Trip just keep getting better!  Last week we took a class at Cappadocia Home Cooking in the small rural town of Ayvali, Turkey. We had a terrific evening getting to know a local family, learned quite a bit about traditional cuisine, and cooked to our hearts content. The evening began with a tour of their beautiful … [Read more...]

Zucchini Mint Fritters (and Tomato Basil Fritters)

Zucchini Mint Fritters

We made tomato fritters in one of my Greek cooking classes and they were outstanding - simple, whole foods ingredients and lots of flavor!  Unfortunately they were also deep-fried, so I decided to try making a similar version at home that could be cooked in a pan - none of the deep-fry and all of the deliciousness, well, almost all. Zucchini … [Read more...]

Greek Cooking Class

Greek Cooking Class

I've taken two cooking classes while we've been in Greece and they have both been excellent.  Last night, we had class in Kea, which turned out to be a private session at a beautiful villa near our rental apartment.  We started by touring the vegetable garden, which was at the peak of August beauty.  We used tomatoes and green peppers from this … [Read more...]

Grilled Summer Pizza

Grilled Sumer Veggie Pizza

I love homemade pizza overflowing with delicious toppings.  It honestly feels like a different food from the crappy stuff sold at fast food chains and greasy restaurants.  Homemade pizza can actually be a health food - filled with veggies, made on whole wheat crust, and using just the right amount of cheese.  And, in addition to being delicious and … [Read more...]