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Marinated Tomatoes on Cheese Crostini

Marinated Tomatoes on Cheese Crostini

This simple appetizer takes the flavors of Caprese salad and adds the always delicious element of melted cheese. To adapt the Marinated Tomatoes, swap the basil for other herbs and the vinegar for other acids (lemon/lime juice or other vinegars) to change the flavor profile…

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Feta

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Feta

This summer salad is a great use for the zucchini that many gardeners are overrun by each summer. To change the flavor profile, swap out the vinegar for another acid and the herbs for any other leafy herb. This salad is best eaten right away…

Coronavirus Services: Custom Menu Planning and Pantry Ideas

Coronavirus Services: Custom Menu Planning and Pantry Ideas

Wow. What a year the past week has been! Like all of you, my family is adjusting to this new normal of social distancing. Being home 24/7 with limited grocery runs can feel overwhelming and I want to do my part to help during this…

Thanksgiving Salad Recipe Roundup

Thanksgiving Salad Recipe Roundup

It’s hard to mess with Thanksgiving food traditions. The first Thanksgiving after we were married, my husband and I stayed in Boston rather than traveling to see family as we normally do. Since our Thanksgiving table was only going to include the two of us…

Everything But the Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner Service

Everything But the Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner Service

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, let me take on the food prep burden so that you can focus on the main event – family, friends, relaxation, and, of course, the turkey! This year I am offering a choice of one of the following homemade menus prepared…

Roasted Eggplant Tahini Dip (Baba Ganoush)

Roasted Eggplant Tahini Dip (Baba Ganoush)

A few months ago my doctor put me on a low FODMAP diet for a few weeks. It was a pretty restrictive diet and, unfortunately, those few weeks included the Super Bowl. We were hosting a party and had asked all our guests to bring…

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

In February I taught a cooking class on weeknight meals and batch cooking for The Wonder Women Project, a fabulous group of women in NYC who get together for workshops on wide-ranging topics, as well as events that are simply for fun. Spending the afternoon…

Quick Pickled Red Onions

Quick Pickled Red Onions

I credit the queen, Deb Perelman, for creating my pickled red onion obsession. She uses them here and there when a dish needs a punch of sour and brightness. This is my favorite version for tacos or anything Tex-Mex. The little bit of jalapeño gives…

Red Lentil Daal

Red Lentil Daal

I love dried beans – they’re cheap, easy to store and have such a great texture. But they have one major downside and that’s cook time. Unless you have a pressure cooker, they take several hours to soak and then cook – not exactly weeknight…

Kale Pesto with Walnuts

Kale Pesto with Walnuts

Recently I taught a series of cooking classes to a group of teenage girls at my town’s YWCA. For our final class, the girls asked me to teach them to make pasta and lasagna was their main request. Nothing against classic lasagna, but often I…