Tag Archives: vegetarian


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


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


Pizza, pizza, pizza!

I have been really getting 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


Restaurant Review: Fat Radish

I have a new favorite restaurant in Manhattan in Lower East Side called Fat Radish.  I have been going to this restaurant every few weeks since they opened on Orchard Street about a year ago.  The space is tight but attractive … Continue reading


A Foodie’s Dilemma: To Eat or Not to Eat a Bug

Eating is Political I have been thinking about what I eat in relation to not only pleasure and health but also the health of the planet.  As a self-confessed foodie, restricting what you eat is an absolute anathema (“I can’t be … Continue reading


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


Gemeli with cauliflower, picholine olives and almond

Another pasta dinner with vegetables and nuts.  I seem to be in the mood for the combination.  This time it is sauteed cauliflower combined with minced picholine olives and parsley.  After cooking the cauliflower in olive oil for about 7-8 … Continue reading

Recipes, Restaurants

Vegetable Soup Cure All

Okay, so it was Ben’s birthday yesterday, and we went to Daniel for a 3 course dinner to die for. For appetizers, he had mosaic of capon, foie gras, celery root with pickled daikon, mâche and pear confit. I had … Continue reading


Braised Tofu in Caramel Sauce

I was tempted by the recipe in today’s New York Times Magazine, especially because of the over-indulgence of last couple of days (paella feast at Socarrat (Paella Valenciana!!!) and the Christmas party). A simple vegetarian meal of tofu and rice … Continue reading


Tegliata di Biete – Swiss Chard Torte with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Tegliata di Biete or Swiss Chard Torte with Raisins and Pine Nuts is a Venetian dish that shows the influence of exotic flavors from Near East and Venice’s role as an important trader.  I love making this dish because of … Continue reading