Moroccan Black Bean Casserole Linda shows me just how easy this casserole is to make. She also shares a thing or two about olive oil that I didn’t know. … [Read more...]

Strawberries Marinated in Port

 My Healthy ValentineI didn’t think I’d love this recipe, since I rarely sugar strawberries, and I rarely drink port. I’ve marinated strawberries in Cointreau, Amaretto, Limoncello, and rum in the past. All were met with the complaint that the fruit essence and sometimes the alcohol content were overpowering. This recipe surprised me with it’s … [Read more...]

The All-New Vegetarian Passport by Linda Woolven

The All-New Vegetarian Passport Cover photo by Michelle Furbacher, from the The All-New Vegetarian Passport (Whitecap Books)Recently, I had the great luck to meet Linda Woolven, author of The All-New Vegetarian Passport, (not to be confused with her previous cookbook, The Vegetarian Passport). I was keen to read her book, but had a few reservations … [Read more...]

Porter Gingerbread with David Ort Sick of winter yet? Don’t fight it. Just give in. Let’s bake something cozy and nice. I love gingerbread, but I tend to think of it as a Christmassy thing, or perhaps something you eat in the fall with your pumpkin spice latte. For those of you who are sick to death of the myriad ways in which pumpkin … [Read more...]

Comfort Soups and Cooking Basics by the Soup Sisters

Photo by Shallon Cunnigham, Salt Photography from The Soup Sisters Cookbook (Random House).  HOW are the New Year’s Resolutions going? Sticking with the diet resolutions? Winter is an awful time to restrict yourself. Winter can be harsh, and food is one of the most comforting things there is to ward off cold while you nurse that bruise from … [Read more...]