Garlicscapes Caprese!

Garlicscapes Caprese!

What do you do when you have some fabulous vine ripe tomatoes, wonderful vegetarian Mozzarella, and a big bunch of garlicscapes? Those of you who are farmers market groupies like me, probably already know what garlicscapes are. For those of you who don’t here goes – The scapes are the flower stems that garlic plants … Continue reading

Gazpachos Galore!!!

If there has been any one article I have throughly enjoyed testing and writing it was this one for the Washington Post dated July 11 2014 titled 3 Gazpachos, 1 Cool Summer Option. More importantly I am completely excited about the food stylists and the fabulous photos that they came up with. An ice bowl with … Continue reading

Barbecue Like A Vegetarian, Will Ya?!

Barbecue Like A Vegetarian, Will Ya?!

Barbecues Are For Everyone! Photo Credit: freedesignlife.com Even 10 years ago, I would feel embarrassed to go to a barbecue and say that I am a vegetarian. I used to cringe to say this to the host. Not only would I feel uncomfortable, so would the hosts, because they did not know what to serve me, besides … Continue reading

Cool Off With These Awesome Spiked Drinks!

Cool Off With These Awesome Spiked Drinks!

Summer’s here in full swing and I just made us a big pitcher of this awesome spiked Ginger Lime Cooler. Spiked with heat, not alcohol. I wrote an article last summer for The Washington Post on cold drinks spiked with heat…. Why heat you may ask– That’s how I liked the tall, tingling drinks I … Continue reading

Kale Mango Smoothy, With a Kick

Kale Mango Smoothy, With a Kick

What can I substitute for a lunch plate on a busy and steaming hot summer day? A Kale Mango Smoothy does it for me. I also sometimes serve this up as a Gazpacho in a bowl, with a chickpea salad (recipe coming soon). This is probably one of the easiest smoothies to make. And what … Continue reading

Sweet ‘n Spicy Kale Curry

Sweet ‘n Spicy Kale Curry

This is a dry curry that is made with a tough green in Southern  India, called Agathi Keerai. The closest I can get to it in the US is Kale. My grandmother used to add a lot of coconut and jaggery to this green to bring out it’s taste and infuse it with robust flavors. … Continue reading

If Cows Could Eat Us!!! Really??!

An article in Time magazine says, If a cow could eat you, it would. It wouldn’t give a hoot about your feelings. It wouldn’t kill you quickly or humanely and it certainly wouldn’t worry about whether it was right to make a meal of you in the first place. It would ask itself one question: … Continue reading