Category: Grains, Starches + Legumes

Crispy Scallion Pancakes

Crispy Scallion Pancakes

My entire family is addicted to Chinese food.  For my husband and me, it’s just in our blood after growing up in NYC. We grew up eating crispy Peking duck served with fluffy pancakes; dumplings of all varieties; and perfectly browned, crispy scallion pancakes. Our older […]

Smokey Millet Super Grain Bowl

Smokey Millet Super Grain Bowl

Let’s discuss millet. Millet is an ancient seed originating from Africa and Northern China. Millet has been around for centuries and remains a “staple” in the diets of about 1/3 of the world’s population. With a milk sweet corn-like flavor, this grain is naturally gluten-free–making […]

Quinoa, Corn And Roasted Poblano Succotash

Quinoa, Corn And Roasted Poblano Succotash

This is a fun dish, and a great seasonal one for warmer weather. I love to serve it with Noah’s cod cakes. I’m a big quinoa fan. I have basically stopped eating rice, and I do watch my carbs–so quinoa and riced cauliflower have become […]

Classic Challah Bread

Classic Challah Bread

Challah is a special bread in Jewish cuisine that is braided and typically eaten on Sabbath, as well as several Jewish holidays–excluding Passover. The name “challah” refers to the act of separating a small portion of the dough, which is then set aside as a […]

Hearty Pearl Couscous With Leeks And Dried Cherries

Hearty Pearl Couscous With Leeks And Dried Cherries

I honestly have no idea when I first had couscous, but I love the stuff.  I actually think my boys were eating couscous before they had rice.  Pearl (or Israeli) couscous is similar to the regular couscous in that is it also a whole-grain food […]

“Changemaker” Series: Chef Jacques Pépin And His Mother’s Foolproof Cheese Soufflé

“Changemaker” Series: Chef Jacques Pépin And His Mother’s Foolproof Cheese Soufflé

Jacques Pépin is my featured Changemaker this month. Chef Pépin is also a living legend, an icon and a hero of mine and thus I am posting about him on my one year blogging anniversary. For the few who don’t know, he is one of […]