Cooking for a Cause

Cooking for a Cause

Last week, I participated in a fundraiser for our local soup kitchen. My role was to  plan and cook a meal for 35 people. The catch here is that the recipes needed to simulate meals that the soup kitchen could then take and use to serve to their...
Indian Spiced Rainbow Swiss Chard

Indian Spiced Rainbow Swiss Chard

One of  my favorite vegetables is rainbow swiss chard. The vibrant stem colors – red, fuchsia, yellow, orange –  spread out like veins into the curly yet tender leaves. While it’s glossy texture is delicate like spinach, it has a robust rich flavor, that...
Broccoli Pesto

Broccoli Pesto

One of the things I think about when I’m dreaming of summer is huge bunches of fresh basil. While basil is usually the main ingredient in pesto, the cool thing about pesto is that you can use a variety of greens as the base – like cilantro, spinach, swiss...
Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes

  These fritters are unbelievably delicious and so easy to whip up. In my house, we love zucchini, and it’s fun to create different ways to incorporate it into recipes. This is one of my favorites. Simply grate your zucchini, using a hand grater or food...