Monthly Archives: November 2013

Hazelnut and Chard Ravioli

I’ve been meaning to try this dish for a while, but I kept putting it off for the weekend. Things are usually less hectic, and I can devote more time and energy to making an involved dinner. Last night when … Continue reading

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Two Healthy Autumn Salads

We’ve reached the final countdown to Thanksgiving, and food is on everyone’s mind. Every time I check my email, I’m bombarded with recipes for things like “whipped sweet potatoes with candied ginger” or “challah stuffing with sage and garlic.” Ambitious … Continue reading

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Apple Crisp for Rainy Days

A month after I moved to France to teach English, there was a two week school holiday, “la Toussaint.” Although I’m still not sure why schoolchildren get two weeks off classes one month into the school year, I think it’s … Continue reading

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Vegan Banana Muffins

Usually, I shy away from vegan baked goods. I enjoy the occasional vegan chocolate chip cookie, and a friend of mine makes a delicious vegan chocolate cake. But for me, butter, sugar and eggs are equivalent to air, water, and … Continue reading

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Sea Salt Baked Sweet Potatoes with Arugula

When you love food as much as I do, you find yourself looking at the world in very black and white terms: People who don’t like food, and people who do. Sure, everyone enjoys a good meal, and no one … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi

I’ve wanted to make my own pasta for a while, but fear of the unknown always stopped me. I admired people who created long, flour-covered strands of linguine, or plump, handmade raviolis, but I asked myself: Could I really accomplish … Continue reading

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Earl Grey Cardamom Pound Cake

I’ve seen a lot of recipes during the last few months for tea-infused cookies and cakes. Whether it’s chai snickerdoodle cookies or green tea matcha cake, it seems like everyone is finding inventive ways to use leftover tea. Initially, the … Continue reading

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