Grilled Mediterranean Portobello Burgers

It seems most children enter a phase of self-awareness, when they start to be conscious of their fashion, friends, toys, homes, and general appearance. When I was little, I was embarrassed by our family’s barbeque grill. The dingy charcoal grill had aluminum foil covering the gaping hole at the bottom of charcoal basin, and aContinue reading “Grilled Mediterranean Portobello Burgers”

De Medici, Bruges

Here’s another post about the glorious subject of food poisoning. Last summer, I traveled to London with my parents where we Indian-restaurant-hopped. This would be my family’s version of bar hopping. We ate not one, not two, but three Indian meals in a row. I love Indian food, with all of its comforting deep-fried pakoras andContinue reading “De Medici, Bruges”

Simplicity, thanks to my grandmother

I remember when I was little and my grandmother was cooking kielbasa in my kitchen. I ran outside as if the house were on fire, screaming that the smell was disgusting. (Further proof that I never ate much meat prior to my meatless days.) But aside from this moment of intense aroma, my grandmother hasContinue reading “Simplicity, thanks to my grandmother”

Smoked Mozzarella and Sundried Tomato Ravioli

I have an unreasonable obsession with farmers’ markets. I enjoy the good food, colorful produce, free samples, people-watching, and knowledge that is spread. The past few days of rain wiped out the strawberry crops. And while that is unfortunate, it provides a good lesson of following mother nature and determining what you eat based onContinue reading “Smoked Mozzarella and Sundried Tomato Ravioli”

How My Conscience Failed Me: Heirloom Tomato Panzanella

Joining the stay-at-home moms in yoga pants and the retired couples who eat organically, I enjoy my trips to Whole Foods. Fact: I spend more at the store than I would at at a typical grocery store. Fiction: the food I purchase is healthier than the food at a typical grocery store. Fact: there areContinue reading “How My Conscience Failed Me: Heirloom Tomato Panzanella”

Strawberry Season

Fresh, local strawberries are unbeatable. These tasted like candy, and my Dad actually thought someone had added sweetener. Nope, just Mother Nature at her finest. For dinner, I made Couscous with Artichokes, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Feta. As far as grains go, couscous is one of the healthiest options. With more vitamins than pasta, this semolina-relatedContinue reading “Strawberry Season”