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