On Dreams, Regret and Coconut Passionfruit Chia Seed Pudding

Nearly 10 years ago, I had a very vivid dream that I still often think about.  It was episodic, and each scene was dedicated to one of my friends who, in the distant future of this dream, were being lauded and rewarded for their artistic achievements after years of hard work and dedication.  My composer…

Salmon Ceviche (inspired by Chile)

My husband and I spent most of last January in Chile working on this puppet show and then traveling a bit.  It was a glorious southern hemisphere summer.  We ate a lot of terrific food, which I have been putting off sharing until the weather got warmer in my home hemisphere. Chile has 2,563 miles…

A Curried Lentil Salad from Cousin Gary

A few weeks ago, my favourite cousin Gary came to visit me for a few days.  I love my family, and I have a whole slew of awesome cousins.  So, when I say that Gary is my favourite cousin, know that he has beaten out out a dozen or so other amazing cousins for this…

Herb and Amaranth Fritters

I have been trying eat more whole grains lately.   I can’t eat gluten and many grains make me feel sick, but I’ve realized that I had developed a bit of an irrational fear that has kept me from eating much grain at all, even the ones that are good for me. A couple of months…

Roasted Radish and Fennel Salad with Walnut Gremolata (Cotton-tail salad)

I love radishes with all my little heart.  I love them raw, so I was skeptical about roasting them.  Maybe you are too?  Roasting brings out the sweet side of the radish and tames the spice, making them palatable to the radish adverse.  Roasted radishes are sweet, juicy and retain their crispness nicely.   I’ve paired…

Cauliflower Roasted with Curry and Cashew Butter

I recently wrote about the foods that I miss from my childhood home, Maui.  I decided not to mention an entire genre of delicious hippy cuisine, served up at potlucks, vegetarian and/ or vegan restaurants and health food store lunch counters.  This food is a gleeful mash up of vegetarian food from all over the…

Passionfruit Cream Pie in a Coconut Crust (gluten-free and vegan)

I apologize for my month-long absence!  I have been traveling, and truly enjoying not looking at a computer more than for a few moments once or twice a week.  Over Christmas and New Year I was on Maui with my mother (see photos above).  Then I came home to NYC for four days, during which…

Furikaki Crusted Seared Ahi with a Salad of Spicy Vegetables

My mother and I got to cook Christmas dinner together this year.  She made a very delicious lamb roast and I made a salad from all of the amazing locally grown vegetables that you can buy on Maui in the dead of winter (watercress, kohlrabi, watermelon radishes).   The salad was spicy, crunchy and full of…