Dairy free · Recipes · Side dish · Vegan · Vegetarian

Quick and Easy Barley Mujaddara

Forget the ease of this recipe and the awesome nutritional benefits of eating a (tasty!) complete vegetarian protein. Mujaddara is one of the most beloved middle eastern foods due to its simplicity (it's still just rice and lentils) but complex flavors. It is a wonderful side dish to any meat or fish but will also make… Continue reading Quick and Easy Barley Mujaddara

Dairy free · Recipes · Side dish · Vegan · Vegetarian

How to cook Asparagus in the microwave

Are you intimidated by asparagus? I know I was. Aren't you glad we had this talk? I feel much better now. Until discovering this cooking method, Asparagus was a special occasion dish around here and I fretted each time. Should I boil it? steam it? bake it in the oven? Asparagus just seemed too elegant to… Continue reading How to cook Asparagus in the microwave

Recipes · Slow cooking · Soup · starters dips and snacks · Vegetarian

Slow Cooker Polish Pickle Soup

No, I'm not pregnant again, thank you very much. I just love pickles. And soups. And this brilliant combination of the two. My Polish friend M. is the one who introduced me to this dish. M. is a medical professional, a talented musician, a great cook and an all around funny guy. He has this… Continue reading Slow Cooker Polish Pickle Soup

Babies · Pasta · Recipes · Vegetarian

On new arrivals, forgotten recipes and a quick Goat Cheese and Tomato sauce Pasta

On June 30th, 2011 at 17:17 in the afternoon to be exact, my new baby girl literally glided into the world and our waiting arms. For once, after two long and difficult past births, I was rewarded with a wonderful experience. If you are reading this, thanks everyone at the hospital!   Now that the prenatal… Continue reading On new arrivals, forgotten recipes and a quick Goat Cheese and Tomato sauce Pasta

Pregnancy Woes · Salads · Side dish · starters dips and snacks · Vegan · Vegetarian

Baby Countdown #7 Cucumber salad in Tahini sauce

I have a confession to make. I have deliberately started this baby countdown with no real intention of finishing it. I was beyond certain that the baby will come quicker than my list of recipes will dry out. Well guess what? Tonight I am posting the last recipe on the list, bending to reach the keyboard over an… Continue reading Baby Countdown #7 Cucumber salad in Tahini sauce

Dairy free · Pregnancy Woes · Side dish · Vegan · Vegetarian

Baby countdown #4 Baby Carrots in Lemon and Garlic

I guess I have babies on my mind. I wonder why. Oh yeah, maybe because I've got one sitting right over my bowels, waking me up at night with contractions that disappear just when I'm about to call Labor and Delivery and makes me, in general, look fat. Today I am celebrating two days post due.… Continue reading Baby countdown #4 Baby Carrots in Lemon and Garlic