Category Archives: Odds & Ends

The New Lunch Box

I don’t know a single soul whose life has not changed the past year and a half due to the global pandemic. That is intentionally typed out in light grey letters because my husband and I have chosen not to … Continue reading

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Brown Rice with Black Beans & Cheese 

Click here to view recipe. The Winter Solstice…  It is the shortest, darkest day of the year and a day when I inevitably breathe a sigh of relief because from that point on, the days begin to get a little … Continue reading

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Addicting Granola Bars

Click here to view recipe. I’m starting a “Granola Bars Anonymous” organization of which I will be president.  To join, you must be unwilling to eliminate granola bars from your household, ever.  HA!   My original granola bar recipe from … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Tehini Cherry Power Bites

Click here to view recipe. I don’t know about you, when I return home following an intense (for me) yoga class or spin class – the kind where your head sweats and you look like a drowned rat when exercise … Continue reading

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Dukkah, Duqqa…I Almost Forgot About You

Click here to view recipe. The other week, at the last minute, I spotted a cooking class at one of my favorite haunts in Seattle, The Book Larder.  There is a new instructor/chef and he presented a vegetarian menu…a dinner … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Latkes

Click here to view recipe. Latkes, or potato pancakes, are one of my favorite traditional Hanukkah foods.  I love potatoes in all forms so I make these throughout the year, sometimes as a main dish for dinner!  There are new, … Continue reading

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Thanksgivukah / Chanugiving Cranberry Apple Sauce

Click here to view recipe. Thanksgiving 2013  – aka Thanksgivukah or Chanugiving, since Chanukah and Thanksgiving fell on the same day last year.  Our count in 2013? 24 people!  20 full grown adults, 4 children under the age of five … Continue reading

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Oaxaca Peanuts

Click here to view recipe. I travelled to Oaxaca in late August. I’d never been to this part of Mexico, and we wanted to try a Spanish language “almost immersion” school.  When I returned home, friends here in  Seattle asked … Continue reading

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Reuben Pizza Revolution!

Click here to view recipe. I find food inspiration everywhere. Sometimes I try new recipes from cookbooks that I own (think Jerusalem or Silver Palate). Often I sample a dish at a restaurant then hurry home to recreate it as … Continue reading

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(NOT Granola) Power Bars

Click here to view recipe. Lately, I am increasingly careful to have food ready to eat right after my early morning spin or strength training class.  Just a banana or apple won’t do, and I’m too impatient to wait for … Continue reading

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