Clementine & Carrot Passover Cake

Clementine & Carrot Passover Cake

This cake is based on Claudia Roden’s famous orange & almond cake, where whole oranges – including skin and pith – are cooked for 2 hours before being blended into a puree and mixed with the other ingredients. While I’ve always loved the ingenious simplicity of...
Warm Chocolate Chia Pudding

Warm Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are as close to a wonder-food as any I know. They provide high-quality protein, bone-strengthening calcium, stacks of fiber and those hard-to-come-by-unless-you-like-oily-fish omega-3 fatty acids. They’re also very low in digestible (net) carbs,...
Super-Simple Homemade Nut Milk

Super-Simple Homemade Nut Milk

Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of different plant-based milks on grocery store shelves. Where non-dairy milk used to be made mostly from soy beans or almonds, we are now milking oats, walnuts, rice, hazelnuts, peas, cashew nuts, coconuts, sesame and...
Chicken & Oat Congee

Chicken & Oat Congee

Nearly 25 years ago, while plying my trade as a financial journalist (long before I became a nutritionist), my employer sent me on a reporting trip to Malaysia that involved traveling into the rainforests of Borneo. My memories of this trip are hazy. I remember...
New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea Stew with Smoked Turkey

New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea Stew with Smoked Turkey

According to folklore in the southeastern part of the USA, black eyed peas are the first food that should pass your lips on New Year’s Day — at least, if you want luck and prosperity throughout the year ahead. (And who wouldn’t want that?!) According...