Indian White Bean Coconut Curry

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I have a secret. I'm a lactose-free eater who hates coconut. "Oh my God! What ice cream do you eat?" you ask – the obvious question. Either Solo Fruit Sorbet, So Delicious almond ice cream (though for legal reasons it's called "non-dairy frozen dessert") or I make my own … [Read more...]

Bean and Arugula Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

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There was a time this summer when I couldn't eat any more arugula. I loved the peppery leaves that took over my garden but I was struggling to keep up, and they don't freeze well. I beat them back almost daily, knocking off the flowers that insisted on popping up and making the … [Read more...]

Leek Galette with Parsley, Lemon and Toasted Pine Nut Puree

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This is my first recipe for Cuisine Soleil, a Quebec gluten-free flour company. Check out this recipe on their website as well as lots more gluten-free ideas. And if you came to my website via theirs, here are the promised photos of making this savoury … [Read more...]

Back to the New York Times with Gingered Chickpeas

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Sometimes I go on a big lentil and bean kick. It mostly happens when I don't have any meat dishes in mind and don't feel like leaving my house. But there's also a comfort food element to the decision. And a budgetary one. When I'm planning to head to a few restaurants in the near … [Read more...]

Red Lentil Tadka Dal

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I make a lot of dal. Some are good. Some are great. Some are not great. When I run out of freshly-made garam masala and decide to use the contents of an unmarked bag in my spice containers that may or may not at some point have been garam masala, my dal generally tends toward the … [Read more...]