Mother’s Day Red Lentils
Calabacitas means little squash, but with big rewards. This recipe from Mexico lets zucchini have some fun with tomato, onion, chile and spices. Calabacitas is quick, easy, affordable, versatile and fun to say.
Coconut features in many Latin and Caribbean recipes, like these little coconut cookies, also known as cocadas.
Guava Cream Cheese Pastries
Count among Cuba’s gifts to Miami the pastelito. Literally little pastry, it’s a flaky envelope of puff pastry. You can, in theory, fill it with almost anything, but in Miami, the filling of choice is guava and cream cheese, the tropical equivalent of peanut butter and jelly. Puff pastry, vegan cream cheese and guava…
Exclusive! I’m excited to share this sofkee recipe from Miami Vegan, perfect for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day by enjoying corn, one of the Magic Eight crops Indigenous Americans gifted to the world. The wonderful thing is that fresh corn, for all its juiciness, dries beautifully, then lasts indefinitely. Then it can be…
Alliteration Alert — Little Lentils Pack Pomegranate and Protein Punch
Lentils are the tiniest of the legumes, but don’t underestimate them. They’re cute, quick, comforting, and versatile. Packed with protein and fiber, they punch above their weight, Dried lentils are pantry-friendly, so they’re good anytime, but especially now. This recipe for pomegranate lentils is full of spice and symbolism, perfect for the High Holy Days….
Cinco de Mayo — Bringing it all Home
America loves Cinco de Mayo — tequila, tacos, guacamole! For us, it’s a celebration of Mexico’s rich culture, but the date itself honors Mexico’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. Mexico was outgunned, outmanned, but this was their homeland, and they protected it fiercely, In a similar way, the small Ukraine town…
Cheap Vegan Eats for Tough Times
First, the bad news — inflation’s hit a 40 year high. You don’t need me to tell you that — you and your wallet feel it every day. So here’s a little good news — my class Cheap Vegan Eats for Tough Times happens 6pm this Thursday. It’s free, virtual, open to the public, and…
Cheer up: Soothing Soup for Taxing Times
These are challenging times. Even the superheroes among us are feeling it. On top of which, it’s tax deadline day. So it’s all the more important we nourish our bodies and our spirits. A simple meal like this lentil soup offers nourishment and grace. It adds uplift and support so you feel ready to get…