Cilantro Red Pepper Pesto

Cilantro Red Pepper Pesto

Hi Friends, This week's a short one, as I have to get back to studying for the GRE, which I will be taking on Wednesday morning.  This week I've been craving the comfort foods courtesy of my long days of studying.  My favorite comfort food in Berkeley is Cheeseboard.  For those who've never heard of [...]

Spaghetti with Garlic Arugula and Chicken Sausage

Spaghetti with Garlic Arugula and Chicken Sausage

Eating healthy dinners during the work week can be a challenge. This week I'll walk you through a quick, easy, satisfying, and healthy dinner that takes less than 30 minutes.

Moroccan Eggplant Zaalouk

Moroccan Eggplant Zaalouk

My Dear Readers, I have something very special for you.  I will share my top secret dinner party weapon, my go to dish to impress, my prize moroccan eggplant zaalouk recipe.   This is the dish, second only to maybe my risotto, that I get asked about most often.  It's unique, flavorful, and most important, [...]

Autumn’s Maple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Autumn’s Maple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It is officially winter.  The leaves haven't changed and the sun hasn't gone into hiding, but the chill air means that winter has hit the bay area. Now I am not a summer baker, but once fall comes around I become queen of lazy Sunday baking.  I prepare all of the ingredients and as my [...]