Lemony Chickpea Quinoa
July 18, 2014 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

As soon as I set my eyes on this recipe, I knew it would become a favorite.
It’s the brainchild of wildly talented chef Einat Admony, and combines an unusual blend of Moroccan ingredients (preserved lemon, …

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Spin doctors make over prunes in time for a holiday favorite
March 9, 2009 – 8:20 pm | 2 Comments
Spin doctors make over prunes in time for a holiday favorite

Has anyone noticed that prunes have disappeared from the supermarket?
They’ve been replaced by “dried plums,” thanks to the clever efforts of some marketing gurus working for the California Prun…er, I mean ‘Dried Plum’ trade association.  …

Beans and Rice go global: Koshari
March 7, 2009 – 6:46 pm | One Comment
Beans and Rice go global: Koshari

If you stop to think about it, virtually every culture has some permutation of beans and rice.  Most vegetarians know that this has to do with the dietary principle of eating complementary proteins.  Unlike animal …

That’s Shiitake, with two “i’s” and some “D”
March 3, 2009 – 7:48 pm | 5 Comments
That’s Shiitake, with two “i’s” and some “D”

Here’s some food for thought: Vitamin D was never intended to be a dietary vitamin.
Vitamin D is produced in the skin from precursors that are activated by the sun’s UVB rays, and travels throughout …

Chicory: a prebiotic’s secret life unearthed
February 28, 2009 – 6:41 pm | 11 Comments
Chicory: a prebiotic’s secret life unearthed

In the nutrition world, prebiotics are the new black.
I’m reading about them everywhere, and seeing them added to more and more foods in the supermarket each time I go.
Even if you haven’t heard of them, …

Pleased to finally meet you, Rutabaga
February 25, 2009 – 7:15 pm | 4 Comments
Pleased to finally meet you, Rutabaga

As winter drags on, the pickings are slim in the New York City farmers markets.  As far as fresh produce goes, all I see in abundance these days are apples… and rutabagas.
So I figured it …

Polenta: where breakfast meets dinner
February 22, 2009 – 8:28 pm | 7 Comments
Polenta: where breakfast meets dinner

In this past week’s Dining section, the NY Times’ Mark Bittman wrote an impassioned article arguing that breakfast was a perfectly good time to cook savory foods once reserved only for dinner. The photo …