Category Archives: Recipes

Asparagus Vichyssoise

The dog days of summer is here! New York experienced a week of brutal heat wave in July when everyone just loses any appetite or will to even turn on the stove. I always turn to cold soups at times … Continue reading

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Flourless Almond Cake

Recently I became gluten sensitive and decided to refrain from any food containing substantial amount of flour, which eliminated a lot of my favorite things to eat: ramen, dumplings, crusty country breads, croissants, fruit tarts, chocolate cakes or pretty much … Continue reading

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Multi-vegetable Paella

This is another great dish from my favorite cookbook Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottoleghi. Grilled marinated artichokes, Kalamata olives and various vegetables add distintive and diverse texture to this rice dish. This rice dish might be too light … Continue reading

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Chard and Saffron Omelette with Crème Fraîche

I just bought my latest favorite cookbook called Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi, I have been cooking through the pages recently. The recipes in this book is all vegetarian, but Yotam Ottolenghi, who owns the popular London restaurant … Continue reading

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Caldo Verde: Portuguese Kale Soup

I have been struggling with the combination of allergy, spring cold and sinus infection all through March. When I am suffering like this, I crave simple and comforting soups. One of my favorite soups to make at times like this … Continue reading

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Pizza, pizza, pizza!

I have been really geting into making home-made pizzas recently. Home-made pizzas are incredibly easy (especially if you buy pre-made dough) and infinitely healthier than your average pizzeria pizzas.  I could make the dough myself, and it is not hard … Continue reading

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Pasta Peperonata

I have been very busy, and cooking has become a luxury recently, but I can still whip up something healthy that does not take a great deal of time or effort.  Here is a great vegetarian lunch dish with yummy … Continue reading

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Psari Plaki

or Baked fish with tomatoes and onions I had a few friends over for a pot luck dinner last week, and I wanted to make something simple and non-meat dish, and I made this Greek baked fish dish adapted from … Continue reading

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Cupcakes and Chicken Curry

So M. and J. got married yesterday in the City Hall. It was a beautiful fall New York day, and the ceremony was filled with laughter and friends. I threw a small wedding reception at my apartment and here is … Continue reading

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Ratatouille with Grilled Portobello Mushroom and Couscous

D. and L. came over for dinner last night, and I made a vegan meal with ratatouille, grilled portobello mushroom and couscous. Ratatouille is a provençal vegetable stew made famous by the Disney animation movie, and generally consists of eggplants, … Continue reading

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