Monthly Archives: February 2011

Creole Orange Rice

Here’s a light and lilting rice old New Orleans side dish, abounding with a symphony of citrus notes  — orange juice, orange zest, and tiny orange sections.

Wild Rice Pilaf with Spinach and Almonds

Filled with rich, earthy flavors, this wild and brown rice pilaf is equally welcome as a side dish for everyday meals or special occasions.

Festive Kale with Fennel, Cranberries, and Walnuts

For Ellen Kanner (Huffington Post’s Meatless Monday blogger, and the Miami Herald’s Edgy Veggie columnist), this is a favorite Thanksgiving dish, but you need not wait for a special occasion to enjoy it.

Turkish Millet With Garden-Fresh Greens

This luxurious and piquant grains-and-greens combo starts with nourishing (and under appreciated) millet and combines it with whatever leafy greens you have on hand (collards, kale, chard, etc.) and bold flavorings. An unusual touch is added with pomegranate molasses. Recipe contributed by Ellen Kanner.

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

This decadent dessert is irresistibly delicious and a perfect ending to a special meal. If you’re making this cake for Valentines Day, fresh cherries may be hard to find. Substitute raspberries or strawberries, if available, or use frozen fruit or canned pie filling.

Egg-Free (Vegan) Challah

When my son was diagnosed with severe food allergies, (eggs, nuts and citrus), I realized that I, along with so many others, was now faced with a mission…to keep my son safe, and educate others in the process.  Food allergies are terrifying and daunting, and for the first few months, I was a deer in […]

Ruby Sauerkraut with Caraway

Tangy and delicious homemade sauerkraut is a living cultured food that is high in lactic acid, it strengthens your immune system and has other remarkable healing properties. Refrigerated kraut holds well for months and gets sassier as it ages. This and the accompanying article: Fermented Foods Strengthen the Immune System* were contributed by Rebecca Wood.

Fermented Foods Strengthen the Immune System

Contributed by Rebecca Wood. Why do some foods like chocolate, wine and cheese taste so delicious? Fermenting magically transforms their original ingredients into something more desirable. Besides upping flavor, some lactic-acid ferments, such as homemade sauerkraut, actually strengthen your immune system.