Baked pear

Baked Pears in Agave Lemon Syrup

Pears make great deserts, whether you add them to tarts, turn then into sherbet, or poach them.  Poached pears are usually cooked in red wine. It wasn’t until I decided to make them that I realized how much wine is needed to poach 4 pears! I even used my favorite non-alcoholic red wine, Fre Rouge and […]

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Carrot Top Garlic Sauce

Rainbow carrots are such a visual delight. They are not only beautiful but their flavor can vary too.  So when I found a whole section at my local grocery store that featured them, I had to buy a few bunches. This dish displays an elegant simplicity by featuring perfectly roasted whole carrots and using the […]

Wild mushroom stroganoff

Wild Mushroom Stroganoff

We are sending our prayers to the courageous people of Ukraine and for the madness to end. I do not know much about Ukrainian food except for borscht but wanted to make a dish that is from the Eastern European region. I was thinking of a nice mushroom stew. If you have mushrooms and are […]

vegan Indian cardamom ice cream

Creamy Dairy-Free Kulfi Ice Cream

The first time I tasted kulfi, I thought I died and went to heaven. After a rich and spicy Indian meal, it cleansed my palate, delivered just the right amount of sweetness, and creaminess.  What I loved was that every bite was infused with a lovely cardamom and pistachio flavors, and yet I couldn’t see […]

Meat-free mapo tofu

Meatless Mapo Tofu

The first time I saw a plate of mapo tofu I wasn’t sure what I was looking at or what it would taste. A friend that loves spicy food had ordered it on the menu and was raving about it.  It also introduced me to silken tofu. How interesting that tofu could also to made […]

Egg Roll Noodle salad

Egg Roll Noodle Salad

Eggroll noodle salad has to be one of my favorites Asian dish. That’s because I love spring rolls (who doesn’t right?) and could eat rice noodles almost every day! The thought of combining crispy eggrolls with rice noodles and turn it into a salad may seem a bit strange at first but believe me, it […]

Masala Chai

Best Dairy-Free Chai Latte

Chai is comfort in a mug! Whether you need a boost of energy in the morning, a little digestive help after a meal or a wind me down cup in the afternoon, chai does it all! No wonder chai is India’s national drink! I think that I must have been Indian in a past life […]

Meatless Shepherd Pie

Meatless Shepherd’s Pie

When I think about how the first Shepherd’s pie was made, I can’t help but seeing a young shepherd sitting on a rock boiling some potatoes over an open fire, a frying pan with some meat and vegetables. The last part, the baking of both layers however may have required an oven of some kind […]

Eggplant green curry

Green Eggplant Curry

In Thai restaurants you usually find yellow, red and green curry on the menu. Of all three, yellow is always the mildest one and the one that is prepared without any fish sauce in it. Red curry or Panang curry is a little more spicy but often contains fish sauce and green curry is the […]

grapefruit steak

Crispy Grapefruit Steak – Bistec de Torejon

As I get older, I gain more and more appreciation for the abundance of Mother Nature and of the work and time it takes to grow food and as a result, I always like to learn new ways to use the parts of fruit and vegetables that would otherwise end up in our compost pile. […]

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