Chocolate Dipped Biscotti

By On December 4, 2016

I grew up in a home where made-from-scratch breads and fancy pastries were the norm. While my sister shares my mom’s fascination with substituting various flours and weighing ingredients that require precision,… Read More


Baked Eggs in Spaghetti Squash Nests (GF, DF)

By On November 20, 2016

With Thanksgiving break around the corner – which, for me means lazy mornings with family – I figured a breakfast recipe was in order. If your family is anything like mine, holidays include five… Read More

Kitchen Exploits

My NYC Neighborhood Dining Guide: Upper West Side

By On November 15, 2016

I haven’t lived in NYC long enough to understand the way the neighborhoods have evolved over the years – unspoken labels stamped onto the corners of the island, then rewritten with each new decade. But… Read More


Cauliflower Rice Sushi Bowl (Vegan + GF)

By On October 23, 2016

When I switched from vegetarian to pescatarian a few years ago, I was psyched to try the real sushi – not the crunchy veggie-filled kind I’d been dunking in soy sauce my… Read More


Hearty Lentil Soup (Vegan + GF)

By On October 16, 2016

I’m sure there are advanced techniques for soup-making…French words to describe the different stages of simmering, expensive spoons and funnels and strainers. Clearly, I have no idea what these fancy methods involve –… Read More


The Ultimate Fall Dessert Bread (DF)

By On September 27, 2016

Summer-tarians: I know you’re sad about the whole Summer Friday thing. And the fact that it is no longer acceptable to eat ice cream and a lobster roll before noon on a… Read More


Vegan Stuffed Peppers (GF)

By On September 11, 2016

People are really good at forgetting the “bad” parts. I know this because each year, as one season fades into another, I am incredibly psyched for what lies ahead. I feel un-American just… Read More

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My NYC Neighborhood Dining Guide: West Village

By On September 1, 2016

It’s happening. I am actually putting pen to paper – er, keyboard – and writing down my restaurant recommendations. Since moving to Manhattan, I’ve been the source for friends, family and colleagues… Read More


Breakfast Power Salad (Paleo+GF+Vegan)

By On August 17, 2016

This is one of those “I can’t believe I’m posting this non-recipe” recipe posts. It’s just a matter of cutting a few things up and tossing them together. On the other hand,… Read More


Summer Salad with Fresh Corn Chimichurri Dressing (V+GF)

By On July 31, 2016

I was hesitant to call this a “copycat” recipe for two reasons. First of all, it’s a marriage between two of my most favorite fast casual salads – the Mexicali Vegan from… Read More