Hazelnut Macarons

I’ve blogged about macarons before. Though my initial attempt was not really a success, I’ve had much better luck since. Once you get the hang of the technique, they’re really

Thai Green Bean Salad

Thai Green Bean Salad

This Thai-inspired green bean salad is a healthy and extremely tasty way to serve green beans. I love Thai flavors, so I knew I’d love this salad. I admit that

My Winning Minestrone

The weather here has dipped down to the low 70s. After what seems like weeks (months?) of 90+ degree days, it really feels like heaven outside right now, and I

Chimichurri Fajitas

I had every intention of putting this post up yesterday, and I was supposed to close out the giveaway for the signed copy of Almost Meatless: Recipes That Are Better

Tuna Tartine

This recipe for Tuna Tartine comes from Almost Meatless by Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond. I’m featuring recipes from the book this week, and then I’ll be giving away

Thai-Style Scallops

It’s been a really long while since I made scallops. That being said, this is truly one of my all-time favorite dishes…I love how quick it is to prepare, that

Macaron Mania

Macarons are naturally gluten-free and very light compared to most other cookies. But that’s not why I love them. When you get them right, they are a ton of fun

Homemade Matzoh

I recently had the opportunity to play photographer for the afternoon, when my dad Barry Wine and his friend Leslie made homemade matzoh. My dad is a former chef/restaurateur with

Vegetarian Pho (Pho Chay)

I have been meaning to put together a complete recipe index for a long time. I’m happy to say that I finally got it done. While I was categorizing all

Wheat-Free Irish Soda Bread

This is a simple and delicious wheat-free Irish Soda Bread. Because I try to minimize my wheat consumption, I used half spelt flour and half oats (some of which are

Roasted Tomato Risotto

The 2010 March Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Eleanor of MelbournefoodGeek and Jess of Jessthebaker. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make risotto. The various components of their

Spanish Garlic Soup

By the time you read this, I will be on a ski slope in Vermont. I’m looking forward to getting away with my family for a couple of days; while

Roasted Beet Salad with Mint and Feta

Roasting is my favorite cooking method for beets. After I roast the beets, I love to add them to salads like this one. This Roasted Beet Salad features flavors that

Okayu with Mushrooms, Edamame and Matcha Salt

Okayu is a Japanese porridge renowned for its ability to cure anything from garden-variety stomach ailments to hangovers. Healing properties aside, I just love it as a savory breakfast. To

Vegan Vegetable Curry with Mint Cilantro Chutney

This is a luscious vegan curry, inspired by the delicious Tomato and Coconut Fish Curry recipe in Monica Bhide’s lovely book, Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Contemporary Kitchen.

Mezze for the Daring Cooks

The 2010 February Daring Cook’s Challenge was hosted by Michele of Veggie Num Nums. Michele chose to challenge everyone to make mezze based on various recipes from Claudia Roden, Jeffrey

Guacamole And More Superbowl Snack Ideas

It’s Superbowl weekend and everyone seems to be posting their favorite Superbowl snacks. Mind you I have zero interest in football. Maybe less than zero (if that’s possible). I wasn’t

Beef Satay

The January 2010 DC challenge was hosted by Cuppy of Cuppylicious and she chose a delicious Thai-inspired recipe for Pork Satay from the book 1000 Recipes by Martha Day. Since

New Year’s Resolution Ochazuke

Happy New Year! I hope you had as nice and restful a week as I did. I don’t generally venture into resolution territory, but this year I decided I really