No-Knead Rustic Bread Recipe

This recipe is derived from Jim Lahey’s My Bread cookbook which I highly recommend to anyone who wants to make delicious and simple breads. The primary requirement for making this rustic round … [more]

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

This simple soup brings out the true character of the squash. It has a nice rustic texture. This serves about 4. [more]

Pasta with garlic, olive oil and broccoli

If you read any of my recipes, you know that I am all about comfort food and simple, easy dishes. This is just about as simple and tasty as they come. They key to this dish is using an excellent … [more]

Sue's Spinach and Lentil Soup

when i lived in sydney, i lived with a wonderful woman named jacky houssarini (my daughter petra’s gorgeous aussie godmother). her heritage is lebanese and her mom (Sue) is an amazing cook! i … [more]

Avocado on toast

This morning, while one of my daughters was tucking into the usual bowl of over-sugared cereal, another daughter chose an altogether healthier, and somewhat surprising, alternative. I watched as she … [more]

Vegetarian Lentil Soup

I found some beautiful red lentils beans in Greek deli and simply couldn’t resist. The color was vivid red and they were cheap. This soup is delicious, quick and easy. Feel free to improvise. [more]

Vegan Tomato Soup

Heres a simple soup designed to warm the kindest of hearts. It’s flavorful and easy to make. You can also freeze it for when tomatoes are not in season. [more]

Vegan Thai green curry

This is a vegan version of my Thai green curry. I started making this because I’d always liked the look of the dish in restaurants, but couldn’t eat it because I’m allergic to … [more]

Pan Fried Tofu with Snowpeas

This dish is a great main course for vegans and vegetarians. But you don’t have to forswear animal products to enjoy this simple recipe. Best of all this dish is open to interpretation. So if … [more]

Spanish Gazpacho

I have seen many variations of this recipe. I like the authentic taste of this recipe. From the smokey heat of the Spanish paprika to the cool, fresh palate of cucumbers and tomatoes. Serves about 6. … [more]

Falafel (Egyptian)

This recipe takes a little longer to make than my “ quick falafel ” but, the difference in taste is worth the effort. This is made with fava beans but if you like a more traditional … [more]

Lemon-Tahini Sauce

This tangy, classic Middle Eastern sauce is great for falafel , and over grilled vegetables or crudités. [more]

Vegetarian French Lentil Soup

This variation of my French Lentil Soup with Sausage is for all those vegetarians and vegans out there looking for a good meal. This soup is extra delicious and can be made in big or small batches. … [more]

Tomato, Tofu & Macaroni (Vegan Mac & Cheese)

Everybody in the world needs some form of mac & cheese. It’s like serving a smile on a plate. My friend gave me this one to try. This will make about 4 servings. [more]

Strawberry Nectar

This is great for added strawberry taste to drinks, ice cream, and pastries. [more]

Pan Fried Shishito Peppers

If you are looking for a vegetable variation to spice up your family meal, look no further. Japanese shishito peppers make for a refreshing compliment. They are crisp, flavorful with a mild kick that … [more]

Steamed Rapini

Rapini is one of those great vegetables that is both familiar and exotic. It resembles a young, tender broccoli and has a freshness that is hard to resist. Popular in both Italian and Chinese … [more]

Mixed Grain Roast

This is one of the easiest recipes for a tasty and nutritious vegan/vegetarian main meal. Once tried, for that enforced vegan dinner party, I am sure you will add it to your range of regular family … [more]

Mango Sorbet

The mango tree is considered sacred in India. Mango sorbet is considered sacred in my household. This is a simple, fun and delicious dessert that is the perfect compliment to virtually any meal. [more]

Walnut Oil Vinegrette

I first made this variation of a simple vinaigrette when I had a vegan coming for dinner. The strong nutty flavor of the walnut oil added depth to the salad and made the side stand out on the plate. … [more]

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