Run a Luncheonette Camp with Brooklyn Apple Academy 2016

During the heat wave in August, I co-taught a week long cooking camp for a small group of boys between 7 and 10 years old.  My partner was Noah Mayers, whose work in life is to think up and organize fascinating, hands on experiences through which children can learn about themselves and the world.  His does…

Watermelon Gazpacho (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

I’ve written about this soup before, but I feel that the praises I sing bear repeating.  When I am called upon to make a summertime dinner for a crowd of people, this watermelon gazpacho is usually involved.  For example, I made it last August when I was the chef for The Freight.  The Freight is a…

Soul Food for a Soulful Dad

My husband, Chris, is spending a week with his dad in Tennessee while his mom is out of town for a memorial service.  My father-in-law is an amazing person to talk to.  He’s full of wit and funny stories.  He drops deep into philosophy and spiritual matters.  If you’re struggling with a personal or professional…

Tangy Cold Pea Soup (vegan and not vegan)

Last weekend, a friend had a bunch of women over to her backyard to make preserved lemons and dolmades, and infuse bottles and bottles of alcohol with herbs, spices, fruits and flowers.  It was a glorious event and I’ll be posting about it soon. For a week previous to the gathering, I had been trying…

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…

Creamy Lime Shots with Dark Chocolate and Ginger (Vegan)

I created this dessert to finish the 8 course vegan tasting menu that I am cooking for The Illuminati Ball.  We will try it out for the first time at the March 12th show.  It has been pretty fabulous having these in my freezer while I’ve been testing the recipe.  The flavors are totally satisfying….

Miso Butter Broiled Cauliflower

Well it’s finally snowing in New York.  Here is a proper, healthy, no fuss winter dish.  If you are someone who makes Asian food on a regular basis, you will have all of these ingredients in your pantry, so you can make it without running around in the snow.  This is another recipe that I…

Christmas Breakfast- Spiced Chia Seed Pudding with Walnuts

Last Christmas I was visiting my mother in Hawaii.  We made this delicious pudding on Christmas Eve so that we could have it for breakfast while we opened our presents.  It is easy, delicious and it won’t spoil your appetite for Christmas dinner.  Please give it a try.  I have been waiting all year to…

Tomato Soup with Smoked Paprika

I started imagining this soup in the late winter, when good tomatoes and the time to cook seemed like a distant and impossible fantasy.  I just scribbled out the basic idea and waited for August to come. It was worth the wait.  My mother and I made this soup from amazing local tomatoes grown by…

Adaptable Slow Roasted Salmon with Citrus, Herbs and Root Vegetables with their Greens (beet, turnip and radish variations) / Farmshare Cooking Weeks 3 and 4

FARMSHARE COOKING WEEK 3 Shell peas, radishes and romaine- Made into salad with Smokey Buttermilk Dressing Baby bok choy, spring onions-  Used in Healthy Ramen with Homemade Rice Noodles Radish tops- Sauteed with spring onions and eaten with eggs Strawberries-  Eaten with gluten-free whole grain cereal for breakfast FARMSHARE COOKING WEEK 4 Shell peas and…