Dairy Free Creamy Leek & Potato Soup

One of the bonuses of making soups is you can make them at any time, refrigerate, freeze, photograph, eat ….. whenever.  Some food doesn’t freeze well, or even refrigerate well (Pasta a la Carbonara for example), but a soup?  Often better even after it’s sat in the fridge until the next day. One things that […]

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Baked Brie & Caramelized Onion Loaf

Would you like an appetizer that you can make a day in advance?  What about one that takes less than 30 minutes to make?  What about one that people will rave about and ask for every time they come over? This is all of those things. This is yet another dish that my mom has been […]

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Thai Ginger Carrot soup

This soup was a recipe that I made and sold when we had our little cafe here in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  It was very cost-efficient, I could always find the ingredients, and it froze beautifully.  While I love a brothy soup, I also love how thick this is, without being full of heavy cream.  […]

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Falafel

In 1994, my generous parents paid for me to go on a tour of Israel.  I was single at the time, and went with my sister, brother-in-law, and a friend who was my roommate.  We joined a group who went on a 10-day packed tour all over the country.  To be honest, I’m not really […]

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Sweet Potato Cakes

When I was growing up, I wasn’t allowed to refuse food.  I distinctly recall a time we were eating a meal at my aunt’s house.  A platter of some vegetable I don’t recall was being passed to me and I said ‘no thank you’, to which my mother subsequently plopped a large heap of them […]

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