I don't understand why we rarely use pumpkin as an
Although they are often relegated to being used as salad
toppings and as an ingredient in hummus, high-protein chickpeas
deserve more attention.
Eating seasonal and knowing where your food comes from is all
the rage. Of course, I think it's good for us and our planet. And
it benefits a vegetarian lifestyle by increasing awareness of
fruits and vegetables.
There's something satisfying about grilling food over fire.
Luckily for those of use in warm-weather states, we can grill
year-round, although it can get a little too hot to hang over fire
The amount of recipes and food information available on the
Internet amazes me. You can purchase any ingredient and connect
with other foodies as you shop online. I'm always scouring the Web
for new food sites. Here are some finds to visit this summer.
When you eat in a restaurant, the best food may not be the food
you are served. It may not be that terrine of leeks and shiitake
mushrooms or even the fresh tomato and mozzarella salad with
St. Patrick's Day is a challenging holiday for a vegetarian.
I've made large chunks of seitan (wheat gluten) from scratch and
shaped them to look like corned beef brisket.
I've been scouring the Internet for hot-weather recipe
inspiration. And I am amazed at how many ethnic and unusual food
resources lie in wait for a click of the mouse. The
more-established sites are polished and dependable with regard to
recipes and methods. But other recipes are not tested,…
After centuries of producing high-quality food products, the
Greeks are ready to export them. And they want the world to
I enjoy connecting with strangers who also love food. It happens
wherever I go. I could be foraging through a farmers' market in
Mexico or waiting for a bus in Greece. Even when I have no plans to
talk to anyone or to collect recipes, it happens.
I sip a cup of steaming tea and the intense perfume of cardamom
fills the air. I think about why some ingredients are so foreign to
home cooks, even though they are readily available and are laden
Inspiration comes from many things: opera, fine art. And in
South Florida, sunny skies and turquoise water inspire others. My
inspiration comes from handling impeccable and strange
I sit at my computer after brewing a pot of Hawaiian Cloud
Forest Coffee. I crunch on some fresh macnuts (as they are called
in Kona, Hawaii) and dip my spoon into some very rare Hawaiian
organic white honey. My breakfast ends with a chunk of 100 percent
handmade Kona cacao chocolate. Actual…
As much as I like leafing through cookbooks, watching the Food
Network and reading food magazines, I find it fascinating to surf
the Web looking for unusual sources of food information and
recipes. After months of searching, I've compiled a collection of
Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings