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Restaurants Restaurants

I remember this night about a year ago, having dinner in one of my favorite restaurants in Capitol Hill. I remember the exact table where we sat, my husband and I, on a date night, while we were examining the menu and planning our meal. Everything sounded tasty and good. We wanted to try almost […]

Detox day 19 - Another pretty lunch plate Detox day 19 - Another pretty lunch plate

Steamed and roasted cauliflower small tomato 1/2 avocado a few pieces of sautéed chicken breast with cumin and paprika 1/2 cup brown rice pasta salt 1/2 teaspoon oil Pure flavors.

Lasagna lesson Lasagna lesson

It’s been…… 4-5 years since the last time I made lasagna. So why all of a sudden did I make it now? Recently, my kid was on a mid-winter break from school and I had continuous exposure to The Garfield Show and that did it! (In case you don’t know, Garfield is a fat, lazy […]

Why do I try so hard? Why do I try so hard?

I try so hard to make food that everyone will like, especially the kids. Then one day, out of the blue, I recalled a noodles with cottage cheese dish that my grandma used to make for me when I was little. Out of sheer laziness I cooked that for my kids—I had no better plan […]

Mishmash pasta dishes Mishmash pasta dishes

I love mishmashed pasta dishes like this one. With Israeli couscous, bacon, artichokes, corn, mushrooms, fresh herbs, some lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil… What’s not to like? Or how about this one with kale, toasted pine nuts, a bit of cream, and parmesan? Simple. Clean. (Recipe here) I love to take my big skillet […]

Baked gnocchi for the lazy ones Baked gnocchi for the lazy ones

Dinner time approached. I had no plan in mind. And so, I made dishes on the go, not being fully aware about what I was doing. I took a peek inside the fridge. There were some leftovers… Chicken meatballs… Grilled chicken breast… Broccoli – we didn’t eat that for a long time (we’re just not […]

Walnut-basil pesto Walnut-basil pesto

“… I did it myyyyyy waaaaay….” (And so did Sid. Proceed with caution.) Ok, I know what you’re thinking – or do I? – I’m not going to tell you anything you haven’t heard before. But maybe I will? It’s pesto. We’ve heard of and seen it a million times before. So what else is […]

A handsome couple A handsome couple

Once upon a time, in a land not far away, with a twist of a fork, two side dishes accidentally met on a plate. The first one, pasta, loved by all, orzo shaped, whimsical and a bit chewy, seasoned simply, and the second one, garbanzo beans, not as mainstream as pasta, a bit more serious […]

Something to remember Something to remember

Everyone says that spaghetti and meatballs in tomato sauce is a kid-friendly food. One of the ultimate favorites. Way up there in the top 10, maybe even top 5, on the kids’ food list. Well, at least that’s the theory. But in our household? Not so much. I always wondered why magazines/restaurants/cookbooks make that claim […]

Leftovers: Creamy Orecchiette with Roasted Vegetables, Chicken, and Leafy Greens Leftovers: Creamy Orecchiette with Roasted Vegetables, Chicken, and Leafy Greens

Whenever I manage to create a beautiful dish out of leftovers, I think about my grandmothers. Strong, hard working, stubborn and resourceful women (I got those genes), they could cook something great out of anything. (I got those genes too!) Back in the old days there was no such thing as throwing food away. I […]