Ratatouille - traditional French Provencal vegetable dish cooked in oven

Mom’s Ratatouille

Sorry for not posting anything for the past few weeks. My mom peacefully passed away on October 28th. R.I.P. With planning for traveling and preparing for funerals, and everything else that comes with such event, I didn’t have the energy or the time to write. Two weeks before turning ninety two, her soul gently departed […]

Soy-free tofu

Homemade Soy-free Lentil Tofu

If you like tofu but don’t want to eat too much soy beans, you are going to love this recipe. When I think of dishes that could mimic tofu, Burmese-style tofu comes to mind. It uses chickpea flour as an equally high-protein replacement for soybeans but it had a definite chickpea taste that I didn’t […]

5-minute pizza

5-minute Pizza

5-minute pizza! Sounds too good to be true? Not only can it be done but the result is really good! This recipe came together one evening when we were working on a project and were craving a homemade pizza. The simplest pizza is always the best. Take the Margherita for instance, just a handful of […]

Best Foodie Movies

Top 10 Feel-Good Foodie Movies

Fall is time to spend more time indoor, by the fireplace, bring out warm fuzzy clothes, clean our closets, cupboards, garages… it is also a great time to treat ourselves to a feel-good foodie movie with beautiful food, romance, and travel to other parts of the world while traveling is not happening! Below is a […]

Beet & Lentil salad

Beet Lentil Salad with Mustard Dressing

Growing up in France, my mom made lentils at least once a week, either in soups, stews or salads. Come to think about it, I didn’t think much about them. Apparently in the old days, well at least when my parents were kids, they had to carefully go through each and every one of them […]

Hearty Farro Stew

Hearty Farro Vegetable Stew

What is farro? It isn’t the name for an Egyptian ruler! Farro is an ancient grain that is said to date back to 10,000 years ago and some was even found in tombs of Egyptian Kings. Farro Monococcum, to be more precise, is in fact the oldest grain still being cultivated today. For thousands of […]

10 Vegan Tomato Recipes

10 Vegan Recipes Showcasing Glorious Tomatoes!

It is that time of year when tomatoes and peppers are ripening all at once! So what do you do when you have a bumper crop of tomatoes? There is always gifting to family and friends, drive by neighbors front porch… You can also make tomato sauce, sundried tomatoes… There are so many wonderful dishes […]

Black Cumin Seed oil

The Miracle of Black Seed Oil

Every now and then, I come across something that is so amazing that I just have to share it. With all the bad news out there I feel that we all need to look for the good (thank God there is plenty of it), and focus on it to expand it! Medical research sometimes discovers […]

Yellow Pea Fritters

Burmese Spiced Split Pea Fritters

Burmese food has the most wonderful combination of sour, salty, bitter and spicy flavors. If you look at a map of Asia, you will notice that Burma sits between India, and China, and share borders with Bangladesh, Thailand, and Laos. No wonder Burmese cuisine is so tasty! A little background on Burma If you are […]

Vegan Cauliflower pizza

Vegan Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower went from being a not very popular, kind of boring stinky vegetable to the new cool kid on the block! You may have seen bags of cauliflower rice, frozen cauliflower chick’n wings, boxes of keto-friendly frozen cauliflower pizza crusts. One of the great thing about cauliflower pizza crusts is that they are gluten-free but […]

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