Falafel Burger

Falafel Burger

A falafel burger is the perfect weeknight meal.  It’s packed with flavor and super easy. People have been making and eating falafel since the days of the Pharaohs. The star of the falafel burger show, the chickpea, also known as a garbanzo bean, is one of the...
Simple Summer Sliced Tomato Salad

Simple Summer Sliced Tomato Salad

“How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.” So goes the first line from poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s sonnet, “How Do I Love Thee?”. Her husband was the subject of this famous work, not tomatoes. But for tomato lovers around the...
Crunchy Apple Salad With Manchego Cheese

Crunchy Apple Salad With Manchego Cheese

Cooking Lesson: Use what’s on hand to create something new. The greens my daughter bought the day before Thanksgiving went sour in the fridge overnight. Instead of making a run to the grocery store (because I believe that the stores should be closed on our...
Pan-Seared Scallops with Gingered Rice Noodles

Pan-Seared Scallops with Gingered Rice Noodles

There are many things that I love about this recipe. First it’s simple. Pan searing is one of my favorite cooking techniques and it is a skill you master.  It’s a technique that can be applied to proteins of all shapes and sizes, flank steak, salmon,...