Mediterranean Fish Stew

Mediterranean Fish Stew

There are as many Mediterranean fish soup recipes as there are fish in the sea, but the most famous is probably bouillabaisse, a Provençal fish stew originating from the port city of Marseille. When I lived in the south-west of France, I decided to teach myself how to...
Not Your Grandma’s Thanksgiving Turkey

Not Your Grandma’s Thanksgiving Turkey

Born and raised in Europe, I didn’t know about Thanksgiving until I married an American. Since we lived in Europe for much of our 23-year marriage we never celebrated the full-blown turkey-fest. Nonetheless, each year I’d try to mark this day with...
Election Cookies

Election Cookies

On the evening of November 8, 2016 my children and I were watching the U.S. presidential election results roll in. Like most of the country, we were expecting Hillary Clinton to win. However, as the night wore on and the growing likelihood of a Trump presidency dawned...
Diversity Salad (Asian-ish)

Diversity Salad (Asian-ish)

Variety is the spice of life — in cooking as in society. If you’ve ever attended one of my nutrition workshops, you’ll know I’m a tireless advocate of dietary diversity; that’s because research shows that eating a wide variety of...
Three Sisters Green Chili Chicken

Three Sisters Green Chili Chicken

This is one of my favorite late-summer/early-fall dishes, with corn and hatch chiles evoking memories of warmer days whilst beans and pumpkin get me in the mood for cozy fall and winter stews. “Three Sisters” refers to the three main agricultural crops of various...