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FALAFEL

You know those warring Philly Cheese Steak spots across the street from each other in Philadelphia? Well, welcome to the French version, falafel-style. On this narrow street in the Marais, falafel joints compete for your affections, but L’As Dus Fallafel won my heart in the end. Literally my best bite in Paris and only 5 euro.  This blend of crunchy, […]
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MARINATED CHICKPEAS

As you know, I’m not much of a leafy greens salad girl, so when it comes to eating my vegetables, I prefer them more in the “deli salad” milieu. This salad concept is so wonderfully easy, you could do this with basically any vegetable. Replace the chickpeas with any other dried bean or legume; or swap them out entirely for […]
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PASTRAMI BRAISED BRISKET WITH VEGETABLES

Corn beef and cabbage is a classic Irish combination, and one I feel gets trotted out every St. Patrick’s Day. To mix it up a little bit, I switched out the corned beef for my deli favorite, pastrami, and instead of boiled cabbage, I turned to roasted root vegetables with cabbage. It’s still the same homey flavor, but with a […]
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FALAFEL SLIDERS

I did a cleanse recently through Renew Juicery, and my favorite part of it, other than the delicious juices, were the amazing falafel burgers. I love the bright, fresh flavors in falafel, and on a grain-free bun with chipotle tahini, it’s the perfect guilt free lunch. These are also fabulous party appetizers, as they’re about slider size. INGREDIENTS For 12 small […]
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SPICY KALE SALAD WITH HARISSA VINAIGRETTE

This salad is all about balance. Tender kale with creamy feta and avocados and a touch of crunchy breadcrumbs, all with a bright and spicy herbaceous vinaigrette. It’s quick to whip up, and absolutely delicious. Enjoy! HOW TO PREP KALE: INGREDIENTS For 2 to 4 (whether it’s a side salad or main course) 1 bunch kale, ribs removed and chopped […]
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MOROCCAN SPICED EGGPLANT + TOMATO TART

Upside down tarts are my new favorite thing.  All you need are three elements, all of which you can make ahead of time, and you’ve got a sophisticated main course in practically no time: roasted vegetables + sautéed greens + pie crust.  For this version, I coated the eggplant and tomatoes in a blend of Moroccan inspired spices, and made […]
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ROASTED SQUASH SOUP

Consider this the anti-classic sweet potato side dish. Yes, it’s filled with that squash-y yammy sweetness, but without the marshmallow intensity you’ll find with most side dishes. Subtly spiced and all about the vegetables, this kabocha squash, yam, and celery root soup, with hints of smoked paprika, cumin, and coriander, is the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup olive […]
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