Turmeric Golden Tea

Turmeric Golden Tea

A little less than two months ago, Drew and I were in Paris, wandering jet-lagged around Montmartre and eating some shockingly good empanadas. I know it’s not what most people would choose for their first meal in Paris, but we were tired and it was beginning to rain and the tiny cafe looked so welcoming. Shortly after…

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Red Curry Cauliflower

Red Curry Cauliflower is a simple vegetarian dish, bringing together delicious Thai flavors without obscure ingredients.

Merry Christmas friends! Can you believe Christmas is in three days? I feel slightly nervous thinking about a few last-minute gifts I have to pick up. But I’ve have evergreen candles burning practically nonstop over the past week and have no regrets. Another happy note, cauliflower and I have been friends for nearly a year now. I…

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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash is a lovely vegetarian main dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It also makes a great vegetable side for non-vegetarians. To make it vegan, simply leave out the goat cheese.

I know they say you can’t judge a book by its cover (my great-grandmother’s recipe for potato stuffing is divine, but it will never win an award for prettiest Thanksgiving dish). And though I love to eat this Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash, a huge part of the recipe’s appeal lies in its beauty. It’s like a…

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Restaurant-Style Salsa

Restaurant-Style Salsa

I recently read a great post by David Lebovitz that challenged some of my current food blogging paradigms. I’ve always cared about developing quality blog posts, but I’ve felt a tension between producing new content and producing exceptional content. And all too often, I’ve fallen into the belief that a large volume of decent content is better than…

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Caribbean Pineapple Tofu + Pigeon Pea Rice

Caribbean Pineapple Tofu + Pigeon Pea Rice

Okay, I know I’ve been posting a huge number of tropical, coconutty recipes lately (like this and that). But I love these tropical recipes and they make my heart so happy. I hate the relentless summer heat, but I sure do love seasonal summer food. This Caribbean Pineapple Tofu features pan-fried tofu with a sweet and…

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Spinach and Brussel Leaf Sauté

Spinach and Brussel Leaf Sauté

I remember the first time I realized vegetables could be delicious. It was at some point when I was in high school and my mom had just purchased a Cooking Light cookbook. She made several vegetable recipes that were incredibly tasty and glazed with simple combinations of things like soy sauce, browned butter, and maple syrup. They were…

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Coconut Banana Oatmeal

Coconut Banana Oatmeal

This recipe for Coconut Banana Oatmeal was inspired by a delicious breakfast I had during our trip to Vancouver. I was craving oatmeal and was so intrigued by the coconut milk, dark chocolate and cinnamon toppings that I ordered it and just picked the banana slices off (why can’t I eat banana? it’s connected to a latex…

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Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade

This Watermelon Lemonade is tart and fruity – a perfect sweet drink for a hot summer day. This was the first time I’ve made homemade lemonade, and I can confidently say that it is 100x better than canned or powdered lemonade. My favorite part of making this recipe was smelling the watermelon juice – it reminds me of…

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Quinoa, Black Bean, and Mango Salad

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I am pretty jet-lagged as I type this post, so please forgive any grammatical errors and nonsensical ramblings. But I will have you know that I had the most unusual and delicious dish at a cafe this afternoon – it was called “City Stew.” It consisted of brown rice topped with diced vegetable soup-esque ingredients, bound…

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