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Crispy Kale with Lentils and Brown Rice Noodles

Sunday is the day we (ie “I”) do the most cooking in our house. The groceries are stocked up, the house is clean, and everyone is well rested. This is the day we want to spend time together at home and eat healthy, nourishing meals. This Sunday was no exception. I started the day

Palak Paneer (Creamed Spinach from India)

We had a pretty fancy dinner party at our house the other day- something that does not happen very often. There were 7 items prepared by 3 chefs for 11 guests. By chefs choice, it was an authentic Indian meal. The chefs spent about 2 weeks coordinating schedules and planning the menu to an

Strawberry & Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Balsamic

For many years my son had two birthday parties- “the kids party” with his friends and “the family party” with close family. As he has gotten older, the family party has evolved from a birthday celebration to more of a family reunion. We just finished the 9th year of the

Kale and Potato Curry

This is the first weekend that feels completely like Spring is here. I’m not sure if it is just the great weather or the thought of a weeklong staycation full of birthdays, family visits and relaxation. We started our weekend with a long walk to the farmer’s market. The only

Spinach Whole Wheat Parathas (Vegan Flatbread) with Minty Cucumber Raita (Yogurt Dip)

Are you looking for an energy packed alternative to sugary breakfast cereals and pastries? Let me introduce you to Spinach Parathas. Parathas are a variety of flatbread from India made with whole wheat flour and ghee. They are layered ,flaky and of course very tasty. In this version, I have

Hold the lettuce please…

A couple of years ago, we got into the habit of eating Sunday lunch at a nice salad place after my son’s weekly piano lesson. It was one of those places where they have a million fresh ingredients that you can customize into your own salad. They start with lettuce and then add whatever you

Purple Kale and Ground Lentil Sauté

If you are looking for a new way to get more greens and protein into your diet, this dish accomplishes both. Finely cut kale is sautéed with protein rich ground lentils to create a vegan dish of substance. This is a curry style from Southern India called “Paruppu Usili”. It works

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

A few weeks ago I tried Broccoli Rabe for the first time at a local restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by its slightly bitter taste. It was very simply cooked but quite addictive. Cooking geek that I am, I came home and immediately googled it. I figured it would be healthy as most

In Honor of “National Kale Day”

Did you know today is National Kale Day? According to the founders of this celebration: “National Kale Day celebrates kale’s incredible health benefits, highlights kale’s culinary versatility, and promotes eating, growing and sharing kale throughout America. National Kale day is the first

Mixed Greens Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

I love cuisines that have a robust selection of innately vegetarian cuisine. Italian is one of them. There is an unbelievable amount of amazing choices in Italian cuisine for vegetarians-  pastas, pizzas, salads, soups, etc. However, one dish hard to get vegetarian in restaurants is lasagna. I