Category: Savory Recipes

Changemaker Series: Spoons Across America And Their Healthy Kid-Friendly Snacks

Changemaker Series: Spoons Across America And Their Healthy Kid-Friendly Snacks

I can’t believe it’s almost been a year! This is the 12th (and final) installment in my Changemaker series. This series has been a very meaning one for me and I have enjoyed sharing some amazing people, organizations and foundations all working in different ways […]

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup

This is not health food and there are no shortcuts; but boy is it worth it. French onion soup is probably my most favorite soup. It is an indulgence. I don’t eat it often and when I do, I want it to be worth it. […]

Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad With Apple Cider-Honey Vinaigrette

Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad With Apple Cider-Honey Vinaigrette

Winter is a wonderful time. Earthy, hearty, beautiful root vegetables are in abundance. But what to do with them?  I say roast them. I love slightly browned roasted vegetables lightly toasted in olive oil. Straight-up, as a side dish or here, mixed together in a […]

Classic Apple Sauce

Classic Apple Sauce

Oh my, do I love apples and apple sauce!  Homemade apple sauce, I should add. Making your own apple sauce for the upcoming Hanukkah holiday is to me as important as making your own cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving–it’s critical. It also does not take much […]

Changemaker Series: The Girl + The Fig’s Sondra Bernstein And Her Iconic Grilled Fig And Arugula Salad

Changemaker Series: The Girl + The Fig’s Sondra Bernstein And Her Iconic Grilled Fig And Arugula Salad

Chef and restaurateur Sondra Bernstein, founder of Sonoma’s wildly popular wine country farm-to-table eatery the girl & the fig, is my featured Changemaker for November. Bernstein, whose mantra is “doing one thing is boring,” is someone I have long admired. A one-women show, Bernstein is credited with “putting Sonoma County […]

Oven-Braised Pot Roast

Oven-Braised Pot Roast

I don’t think I fully appreciated a good oven-braised pot roast until I turned 40. It’s a great thing. Pot roast is a generic term for browned meat cooked with vegetables in a covered pot.  It began appearing in cookbooks in the late 19th century. But […]