Tag Archive: Gluten-Free

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…

The Two-Hour Apple Miracle

March 12, 2016

This recipe requires two ingredients—sweet, juicy apples and big chunks of walnuts. Try to find at least 4 varieties of apples, the fresher the better, so yes if you can buy them from a farmer 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…

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…

Haloumi and spicy chick pea salad

July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014. This time I am going for spicy, since haloumi is such a great foil for that. I’ve got spicy chick peas in the oven. I drained and rinsed 1 can of chick Read more…


May 9, 2014

I’ve been looking for you. Where have you been? Seat 21A. I like the window. Oh, so you mean you’re in Limbo. That’s one way of putting it. How’s the food in Limbo?


March 22, 2014

Okay, okay, I’m joining the droves and making a kale salad. Rubbed the 5 ounces of baby kale in the fridge with about 1/2 of a small (as a golf ball) chopped preserved lemon and let it macerate for Read more…

Foraging Ferns

October 18, 2011

I’m told my posts make some readers laugh, but this is not so funny. My friend, Rio Helmi, a gifted photographer who has documented close to the entire experience of Balinese life, once captured a Read more…

My First Night in Bali

July 17, 2011

If you had told me twenty-six years ago that I’d be in Ubud, today, eating black rice pudding off my own menu… No. Not a chance. Yet here I am, slinging the stuff I first Read more…

Green Pancake Blues

March 4, 2011

So about Kue Dadar, those rolled pancakes I keep meaning to tell you about… Here’s me, on a (yet-again) hot day in Bali’s capital, negotiating a deal on ­­fixtures for my son’s new bathroom when Read more…