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Spring Pizza

The last time I went to the Farmer’s Market, my hands were so full of strawberries that I couldn’t buy all the other exciting produce that was there. This time, I took an extra pair of hands with me (someone still needs to carry the strawberries!). This is a pizza from a book

Curried Beetroot Parfait

Beetroots always seem like Autumn/Winter vegetables to me.  Actually any root vegetables that are great with slow roasting seem that way. To get a more Spring vibe, I decided to change the presentation of these beetroots. The basic recipe is a traditional southern Indian vegan curry served with

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

Pizza Margherita

Making the perfect homemade pizza has been a 25 year obsession work in progress  for me. I have been constantly fine tuning my method based on the tastes of those I make it for, as well as on some pretty amazing pizzas I have eaten in the US and Italy. You know you are obsessed with pizza

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus with Halloumi Cheese and Green Olives

Ok. I am going to be honest with you. I made this recipe for three reasons: 1- Everyone needs an easy butternut squash recipe this time of year to add to their repertoire. 2- Roasted butternut squash + roasted garlic + grilled halloumi + tangy green olives…. what’s not to love about

Crispy Potato Patties with Cilantro Chutney

Pomegranates are in season now in North America.  I love the taste of these amazing fruits, as well as the memories they invoke of the pomegranate tree in my grandparent’s backyard in India. Everytime we would visit as children, my wonderful aunt would select some from the tree and peel them

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

Tasty Sides: Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan & Lemon

When my son was little, we spent a lot of time watching the cartoon Franklin (the Turtle). Franklin could “count by twos and tie his shoes.” Unfortunately, Franklin also hated brussel sprouts. Remember that episode where Franklin can’t find his blanket? He had actually stuffed