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Saag paneer

Easy Saag Paneer

Today we had an exceptionally rare snow day (hurrah!) and instead of a pot of soup I decided to make one of my absolute favorite foods, Saag Paneer.  Saag is essentially a kind of Indian-spiced spinach and greens dish, and paneer is a type of fresh cheese.  Paneer is really easy to make, but lacking […]

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Roasted Eggplant Rolls with Spinach and Pistachio Pesto

Roasted Eggplant Rolls with Spinach and Pistachio Pesto

I hope you all like pistachios, because I am on a bit of a pistachio kick of late.  I discovered that you can buy giant bags of shelled, roasted and salted pistachios at Costco, and without all of that shelling I find myself cooking with pistachios with wild abandon!  We all have to get our […]

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Watercress Salad with Avocado and Cherry Vinaigrette

Watercress Salad with Avocado and Cherry Vinaigrette

This is a simple, beautiful salad that can easily serve as an entree with the addition of some toasted walnuts or pecans.  It’s also wonderful topped with grilled shrimp. Watercress is one of my absolute favorite greens, with its subtle bite and peppery flavor.  It pairs well with the sweet cherry dressing, some additional fresh […]

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Blueberry-Mint Paletas

Blueberry-Mint Paletas

We are getting ready to do an unexpected road trip so we are trying to use up all of our fresh produce as quickly as possible–not a hardship by any means, but we have a lot of it on hand in high summer.  This is a very healthy and incredibly simple little ice pop that […]

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Grilled Fish with Fresh Blueberry Salsa

Grilled Fish with Fresh Blueberry Salsa

This is a perfect summer dish: simple, light, and lots of fresh flavors.  You can use any kind of firm fish that will hold up to the grill–salmon, ono, swordfish, etc.  Here I have used mahi mahi. To grill the fish, just rub it with a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt and white pepper, […]

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Caramelized Rhubarb Custard Pie with Fresh Strawberries

Caramelized Rhubarb Custard Pie with Fresh Strawberries

Growing up in the Midwest meant eating a lot of rhubarb–often this involved heading to the garden with my brother Eric, where we would eat the raw stalks (minus the leaves, which are toxic) dipped in sugar that we had cupped in the palms of our hands.  I love rhubarb, and it makes a wonderful […]

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