21 August 2022: Vermicelli Noodles with Turmeric and Tofu

This recipe, was published in the Washington Post’s Eating Voraciously Weeknight Vegetarian column on August 13, 2022. If you are a subscriber to the Washington Post, you can access the recipe and scale it up or down. Adapted by the Washington Post from “Vegetarian Viet Nam” by Cameron Stauch, this is a tasty AND colorful…

18 August 2022: Spinach Casserole with Thyme

From the time we were first married, Adrien and I had a Boston Globe newspaper (print edition) delivered to our home. While we no longer subscribe to the Globe for a variety of reasons, when we did, I used to look forward to each Wednesday because of the Food focus. Unfortunately I cannot give credit…

06 Aug 2022: Summer Corn and Barley Salad

Mollie Katzen’s recipes are always a hit in our house and this one, from 2013’s The Heart of the Plate, was no exception. It is the perfect summer salad as fresh cukes and tomatoes are in abundance, and it is easily adaptable – as I quickly discovered when I neglected to buy fresh corn at…

09 July 2022: Roasting Beets

Today, July 9th would have been my Dad’s 104th birthday, and so, in his honor I give you… roasted beets. (Just kidding. Dad really did not like beets one bit. As kids, we sometimes threatened to “hide” them in his mashed potatoes, thereby tricking him into eating beets, Ahhh kid-logic. It never occurred to us…

27 May 2022: Broccoli Salad

With grocery roulette becoming more pronounced, I’ve been looking for some new salad ideas, particularly ones that don’t involve using lettuces. Hetty McKinnon, cookbook author and a food and recipe contributor to the New York Times, is the creative force behind this salad recently published in the New York Times. For more terrific food ideas…

10 Apr. 2022: Dorie Greenspan’s Green-As-Spring Soup

This was a delightful soup – hot or cold. Night One we ate it just as it finished cooking with a dollop of Greek yogurt, lime, and some basil. The next day, I took Dorie Greenspan at her word that the soup was good hot or cold and ate leftovers straight from the fridge. Both…

22 Mar 2022: Kripalu Lemony Carrot Soup with Fennel Relish

I was fortunate to stay at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health a few years ago. Along with the inspirational yoga, Kripalu has a wonderful and well-earned reputation for deliciously healthy and healing foods. This delicious soup from Chef Jeremy Rock Smith is bright with lemon and dill and not at all heavy. Highly recommended:…

21 December 2021: Wild Rice, Mint & Pomegranate Salad

The Winter Solstice means our living space receives barely any light as the sun no longer is high enough in the sky to clear the brick walls of the re-purposed cotton factory in which we live. So, along with many others in New England, we needed a bit of brightness to remind ourselves that Winter…

11 October 2021: Mushroom Yogurt Pie with Spinach Crust

Same Cook, Different Book: Mollie Katzen’s Mushroom Yogurt Pie with Spinach Crust Cookbook author, illustrator, cook. Mollie Katzen has been and continues to be a multi-talented culinary force. Whenever I’m looking to try something plant-based and new, her many cookbooks are invaluable. I was recently reminded of this wonderful yogurt and mushroom-based pie found in…

17 Sep 2021: Hello Old Friend, Moosewood Curried Squash & Mushroom Soup

My Moosewood Cookbook, purchased back in 1977, was one of the first books from which I learned to cook. Over time, its yellowing pages have introduced us to some delightful recipes and, of course, vegetarian cooking. The Moosewood Collective is still going strong and Mollie Katzen, one of the originals links to a 40th Anniversary…