Roasted, Spiced Carrots with Tahini Lemon Sauce and Pistachios

In the winter, I am a dedicated eater of various roasted root vegetables served with various sauces (Aloo Chat Inspired Oven Fries and Oven Yam Fries with Miso Gravy).  This kind of food is easy, satisfying, warming, nourishing and delicious.  It’s the kind of food I need to eat after braving the cold weather.  I…

Baked Pistachio Herb Falafel with Two Sauces

I have been pining after a Tomato, Fennel, Yogurt sauce that I used to make.  It was called Sauce Afghan and it was from my favourite Indian Cookbook Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking by Julie Saini.  To make the sauce you fry onions, fresh tomatoes and yogurt with delicious spices until it separates and thickens…

Cookbooks for you and everyone you know

My cookbook collection is formidable. After a decade long moratorium on purchasing new cookbooks I have fallen off the wagon in the most spectacular fashion. I’ve been hosting a cookbook club for the last year and half, so my cooking has gotten a major infusion of inspiration. We are all going to be stuck inside…

Two Green Chutneys- Mint Coconut/ Cilantro Peanut

You buy a bunch of mint or cilantro for a recipe.  The recipe uses a few sprigs out of the bunch.  The rest wilts in your fridge.  Next time, you skip the fresh herbs and the dish does not taste as good.  Grrrrrrrrr. There are a lot of ways to preserve fresh herbs so that…

Love Spells in the Form of Tarts and Other Tasties

Hello!  I know it’s been a while.  I’ve cooked many delicious things in the last year, but have not felt inspired (or had the time) to document.  Inspiration finally came recently when the brilliant and beautiful Syrie Moskowitz asked me to make the tarts and treats for an event that she her fellow Muses were…

Bird Seed Cereal (Gluten-Free)

I’ve been eating this cereal everyday that I go to work, for about 2 years now.  My husband has two ancient pet doves, whom he has loved and cared for since before we were dating. He swears that this cereal is exactly the bird seed that he feeds Phoebe and Lula.  Well, if it’s kept…

Cardamom Cashew Cream and Rhubarb Rose Parfait (vegan)

This is a blog post about food.  It is definitely not an excuse to post pictures of the stray (available) kitten who lives on the back porch of a friend who had my husband and I over for brunch last weekend.Even if there had been no kitty it would have been a glorious springtime Brooklyn brunch….

A Decadent Eight Course Vegan Tasting Menu for The Illuminati Ball

For the last few months three years, I have been creating and perfecting the menu for the immersive excursion “The Illuminati Ball”  created by artist, protectress of animals and all around bad ass Cynthia Von Buhler.   The Illuminati Ball is a surrealist soirée that includes intricate cocktails, mouth-watering delicacies, inspiring music, devilish dances and esoteric rituals. The…