Food + Drink

White Bean Mash With Garlic Aïoli

I have been making a gradual move to a more plant focused way of eating and am always looking for inspiration to level up my whole food journey. My challenge is learning new ways to prepare and present plant-based dishes in new and exciting ways to keep me coming back for more. Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook

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Savoring the Season

Tomatoes With Creamy Feta

Hands down one of my favorite new recipes. The sharp salty flavor of feta cheese combined with the rich texture of Greek yogurt make a perfect base for the layer of summer tomatoes, lemon juice and mint. If you thought it ends there, it doesn’t- let’s warm up olive oil, and add smoked paprika (A

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Next Stop The Hague

Arriving late afternoon in Amsterdam, and moving quickly to baggage claim with the final exit just beyond the glass doors, we could see him. His oversized smile greeted us. A moment reminded me he grew older, a little wiser but, remained virtually unchanged. His smile, his incredibly sunny and optimistic disposition unchanged from his first

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Reflections at 35,000 feet and Hearty Vegetable and Beef Borscht

At 35,000 feet, I reflected on how blessed we were to be beginning a month-long journey through Europe. Our travels would bring us to Germany, The Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. We have hosted students over the decades from three of these countries. These once high school students are grown-up with careers and families of their

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Savoring the Season

Creamy Carrot Soup with Warm Spices

Spring carrots steal the show here in this beautiful easy to prepare soup with loads of warm spices like cinnamon, fennel, coriander, and ginger. You can prepare this soup in an Instant Pot or it can be easily adjusted to make on your stove top. I love serving healthy simple soups as the main entree,

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Mozzarella, Tomato and Strawberry Salad

You may not know this but strawberries and tomatoes are a delicious natural pairing. The sweetness and the acidity of ripe strawberries and tomatoes complement each other, and together are irresistible. This beautiful summer salad is easy to prepare, and serve up for family or guests at your next gathering. You may think it’s a

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