It feels as though summer may have sighed her final, warm sigh. I suppose the final days of summer are like the final days of your baby awakening in the night; you wish them away, begging for sleep, only to lie awake one night, longing for the sweet smell of that same baby curled in your lap in the still of the night. But she never calls. In the thick of it you feel like those nights will last forever, but then one day they are simply gone. Last week was still impossibly... Read The Rest →
The very first thing you learn in India, is to drink fresh lime soda. If it isn’t the first thing you learn, it should be the very second. In A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food, it is dubbed, “The supreme quencher of Colonial thirst.” A hit of sugar, which anyone will tell you is the breath of life in your 4:00 pm tea or coffee, just the boost you need to get you through the last hours of the day and well into the steamy and electrifying South India night. A dash... Read The Rest →
Here is a super bowl I prepared and styled from Rich Roll’s, The Plantpower Way cookbook yesterday that was featured on set along with a few other plant-packed recipes. The show, “How to Eat Like an Olympian,” featuring Roll and a registered dietician with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, aired yesterday morning on WUSA Channel 9’s “Great Day Washington” morning show.
Summer is here and with a house-full of kids, plans to play in the sun all day, you’d better believe I’m dreaming of weekend mornings and long brunches complete with Bloody Marys. Our biggest plans during our summers back in the United States are to simply stay put and enjoy the fruits of the season, the green grass, the fireflies twinkling in our yard, popsicles on the porch and the many parks with in walking or biking distance to our house. We’ll take a short trip to the Pacific Northwest in... Read The Rest →
Fridays get me thinking about the weekend and food and soul recovery from a long week of work. I always begin dreaming of the weekend dishes I’ll make with the treasures I find at our farmers market stop on Saturday morning…and the downtime. This was a twist on a classic recipe I tried a few weeks back: Chicken noodle soup with vegetables, orecchiette pasta and wilted kale.