Tag Archive: Vegetarian

I’ll have a side of Broccolini

March 13, 2016

In the vein of the delicious side order on so many restaurant menus, start by blanching 1 bunch broccolini in a big pot of very salty boiling water (think ocean, both in saltiness and room to swim) Read more…

Slaw

August 18, 2015

I don’t like slaw with mayonnaise, but what to do in the country when a cabbage the size of a volleyball is the only vegetable for lunch. We shredded 6 cups cabbage and tossed it Read more…

Peas and Pods

March 15, 2015

Early spring in California. Peas, mint, and lamb.  I bought 1/2 pound shelled peas at the Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market, and another 1/4 pound peas still in their pods, which I shelled at home, saving Read more…

Quick Indian Pilaf

March 2, 2015

It’s gratifying to receive an email from a friend who’s just heated up the leftovers of a meal you prepared at her house, and HAS to have the recipe. Here’s one I happen to remember Read more…

Turkey After Birth

February 6, 2015

I have to warn you that while this is more or less a conventional food blog, I’m going to be talking to you about placentaphogy before I give you my rendition of Muhammara, the Turkish red pepper Read more…

The Big Apple, My Little Grape

November 15, 2014

My daughter moved far away last month, and since I dropped her off at LAX, I keep thinking of her as a piece of fruit. A little grape, to be specific. I mean, the weekend Read more…

Farro a la Ottolenghi, sort of

July 26, 2014

July 26, 2014. Nothing out of the cookbook, Jerusalem, doesn’t tempt this shiksa. There was no barley in my larder, but Trader Joe’s instant farro made a great substitute. Start by toasting 1/2 cup dry Read more…

Heirloom

August 21, 2012

This is an obligatory post. How could I possibly let an August in the Northeast go by without commenting on tomatoes? No, not beefsteak tomatoes. Are you crazy? I mean heirloom tomatoes. Vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes Read more…

The Weather Report

March 21, 2012

This was supposed to be a clever post about feeding Greek salad and grilled chicken in the rain to the crew of Soma Helmi’s new short film, Malaika, and how my staff wore silly makeshift Read more…

The Melting Pot, Asia 2012

February 28, 2012

Some days, between the internet and the support of traveling experts, I think I could just sit in Bali and learn everything there is to learn in the world. Well, maybe not String Theory or Read more…

Hakuna Frittata Means No Worries

January 1, 2012

Remember Hakuna Matata, that ridiculous Disney jingle? Now, remember how long ago it was that you went to a movie theater and saw The Lion King? I was going to stun you with the answer Read more…

Quiet. Lentils.

March 10, 2011

Why are we whispering? It’s Nyepi, and we’re not supposed to light the stove. No flames today. No incense. No smoke. No offerings. No prayer. So we’re cheating. Yes. We are cheating. Strictly speaking no Read more…