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Fava Bean & Saffron Soup

While fresh fava beans are great in the springtime, they can be hard to find and require a lot of labor in peeling each individual bean. Having neither the time, nor the inclination to do so, dried fava beans are a great alternative that can be enjoyed year round. While searching for ways to use

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

Tomato Garlic Soup

We spent several weeks in hotels this past summer as we awaited the completion of our new home. As with any project that involves construction or renovation, the project did not complete on time. When the 12 month lease ran out on our apartment, we were naively  optimistic that our house would be

Fava Bean and Green Peas Mafalda

I was recently thinking about how certain foods did not become part of my repertoire (eating or cooking) until much later in my life. Avocados and hummus, both of which we eat regularly now, are examples of this. Another food I have added recently to my pantry is fava beans. Fava beans, long used

Eggplant Caponata

We were having a family dinner in an Italian restaurant the other day when my husband declared that our appetizer tasted just like his grandmother’s recipe. Among the many things that make this odd (and interesting at the same time) is that my husband’s grandmother lived in India all

Ginger Carrot Soup

Many of the recipes that I cook include ginger, garlic or some combination of the two. Until I had this soup, I was always more “Team Garlic” than “Team Ginger.” Continue Reading

Crisp Spring Farmer’s Market Salad

Farmer’s markets are truly one of the great joys of springtime.  Somethings, like strawberries, we buy weekly without fail until their season is over. Other things have a much shorter season or are less common, so they come and go quickly. These are what I am on the lookout for in my

Banana Blossoms with Lentils

We were driving around running errands recently when we came across a huge Asian market. Having heard of it before, and with some time to spare, we decided to walk in and give it a try. It was a different world inside with all manner of exotic fruits and vegetables. Multiple varieties of

Croxetti with fresh herbs and spring vegetables

Every summer we like to have at least one memorable family trip at the end of August, right before school starts. Last summer, it was a quick trip to Chicago. The agenda was very clear from the beginning. For my husband, it was a nostalgic trip. He wanted to visit his college and reminisce about

Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrots always remind me of springtime (Easter Bunny!) and our beautiful family dog Meera, who left a lasting impression on everyone during her lifetime. Meera was a German Shepherd with so much intelligence, affection and character. She also had a pretty sophisticated palate! Meera loved the