Eggplant is a staple in my kitchen, but it wasn’t always. I hated eggplant with every fiber of my being until I was in fourth grade. My father, much to the chagrin of my mink-stoled doll collection, decided that following in my uncle’s footsteps as a furrier was not his dream. […]
Free from: gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, yeast, and nuts. Vegan.
The first time Ernie fed me at his home, he served these rustic roast peppers steeped in peppery olive oil with a touch of sweet balsamic. Roasted over a fire, redolent with garlic, and accented with freshly chopped basil, these silky, […]
Free from: gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, yeast. Vegan.
I love my morning ritual of heating milk, adding a shot of espresso, and a bit of hot water. When I had to give up half and half, I needed an alternative. I’ve tried lots of coconut and almond milks and some are […]
Gluten, dairy, egg, soy, yeast, and nut free.
My 87-year-old mom, a Catholic all her years, does not eat meat on Fridays. That means that we eat fish that night. As a kid, I hated Friday night fish dinners except for creamed tuna on toast; preferably with frozen green peas. It […]
Gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, yeast, and nut free.
Lots of restaurants serve sorbet—basil, key lime, pear with hints of coriander, lemon, lemon, or lemon. Made from fruit, sometimes coconut, and very occasionally chocolate, plus water and sugar. Sorbet is usually the only dessert option, other than fruit, for those […]
Gluten, soy, dairy, egg, yeast, and nut free.
By Tessa Tapscott
Remember how Brussels sprouts used to be the terror of the dinner table? Not anymore. These tiny cabbage-like vegetables are coming up in the [foodie] world and they’re delicious. I guess I can understand how the plain boiled, greenish-grey sprout […]
This simple, spicy spread was inspired by a similar dish we have had at our local Turkish restaurant in Redwood City, New Kapadokia. Unlike anything we had in Istanbul, ezme is from the Southeast region of Turkey and is usually served with other “meze” (dolma, […]
Ok so I missed getting this up before Thanksgiving but pumpkin is good for you all year long. It’s low calorie, low fat, full of B vitamins, beta carotene (for Vitamin A), potassium and fiber. It’s also smooth and creamy and the perfect foil for ginger, cardamom, nutmeg and cloves. Tess […]
Gluten, soy and yeast free on the left. Dairy and egg free vegan option on the right.
Back when I ate eggs every which way, huevos rancheros was my go-to meal at our local breakfast joint. I loved the little hillock of spicy beans sitting on a chewy, thick corn tortilla; […]