Sweet Potato + Lentil Stew

Sweet Potato + Lentil Stew

Deliciously smoky and spicy, this is the perfect bowl of comfort for a cold, winter night. My secret ingredient is the cacao. This superfood brings a sweet depth and balances out the spice just right. Plus it adds a good dose of powerful antioxidants. Who says chocolate must be saved for dessert? You can opt [...]

Pumpkin Pudding

Pumpkin Pudding

Kuzu is a plant based starch that has been used in the Japanese cuisine for thousands of years and far surpasses its use as a thickening agent. It produces smooth, translucent sauces and adds body to soups and broths. Kuzu helps balance the acidity of sweets and is great for puddings, kantenes, pie fillings and [...]

Cherry-Acai Immunity Smoothie

Cherry-Acai Immunity Smoothie

So it's that time of year again and I've got my first signs of a cold since moving to Texas. One of the things that I crave when I'm under the weather (and it's still in the 90's outside!) is a power-packed feel-good, all-in-one cooling concoction. I went to Whole Foods to stock up on [...]

The Avocado Toast: Revisited

The Avocado Toast: Revisited

I posted a while back about my favorite any-time snack, The Avocado Toast. It's healthy and fresh, full of flavor and satisfying. I have turned many people with many different palettes onto this and I've recently upped-the-anti with a few additions. I continue to enjoy this savory creation, playing with new and different flavors, especially as the [...]

Luck O’ the Japanese: Quick Miso Soup

My unfortunate St. Patty's Day... After a long incredible wedding weekend with friends and family, I returned to the city late last night only to enter into a bustling Monday back to reality. I found myself wrestling the Saint Patrick's Day parade leaving work uptown, rather than joining in the festivities. With no time for [...]