Dressed up rice

I helped create this vibrant and flavorful rice dish for Equal Parts featuring turmeric, coconut and Thai chilies. The key is cooking the rice in coconut water instead of plain tap water, a method that could be adapted to even simple jasmine rice. The coconut water adds a subtle sweetness and I love the added…

A summer recipe that easily transitions to fall

The transition from summer to fall is one of my favorite seasons and these past few days have been glorious. We’ve been making use of our backyard garden by trying to incorporate as many tomatoes, banana peppers and beets into fresh pasta, tarts and even making our own pickled peppers. I’ve fallen a bit behind…

Cooking with an abundance of fresh mint and chives

Spring is slowly creeping into summer and temperatures are thankfully starting to rise. Our little herb garden is already overgrown with fresh chives and mint and I’ve been trying to think of ways to start incorporating these herbs into recipes. Peas are a spring vegetables that pair perfectly with mint and I love this simple…

Grilled Caesar Salad

Warning, once you’ve tried grilling your romaine hearts you may never go back. Below is a simple recipe for homemade Caesar Salad, no raw egg and the option to make it entirely vegan. Try mixing up your greens to include radicchio, the bright purple will add a nice pop of color. If you don’t have…

Moqueca – An adaptable and delicious Brazilian Fish Stew

Thanks to a recent delivery from Sitka Salmon Shares our freezer was stocked with an entire box of wild Alaskan cod. For those in search of excellent seafood from local Alaskan fishermen, consider joining this fish share. It’s the second season we’re doing it, I love not having to worry about where our fish is…

It’s lunchtime again? Try Shakshuka!

One of the few silver linings of the past two months isolated at home with our family is getting to eat three family meals a day together. Rarely would we all get to sit down for family dinners during the week and lunch/brunch was saved for just weekends. These days, thanks to coronaviurs, mealtime has…

On Mother’s Day

As I’ve written before, Mother’s Day will always be a bittersweet holiday having lost my mom 8 years ago to cancer. I’ve been thinking a lot about the approaching day and how many of us will be celebrating without moms and grandmothers this year because of coronavirus. Like so many other holidays, carrying on old…

Tips and recipes to make the most of produce

I miss the luxury of being able to make daily runs to the store for specific ingredients and now must make food, especially fresh produce last for a week and sometimes more. It’s incredible how quickly our fridge empties after cooking three meals a day for four plus keeping up with my kids’ endless snacking…

When homemade Challah is the only option

Forever in search of the perfect challah, several months ago, I started #thechallahproject. Working my way through several recipes hoping to find a reliable and delicious recipe I could add to our Friday night family dinners. Little did I know that we’d find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, quarantined in our homes, forced…