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What do Fish Cakes have to do with mental health?

May 16, 2012


Have you ever had one of those days where nothing goes right and you can’t even imagine opening the refrigerator door to start preparing dinner? Have you ever gorged on frozen carboard pizza, cut into a greasy fast food burger, or finished off every last cookie in the house while brooding over a bad day? Have you ever […]

Is it time for Pasta Primavera?

April 20, 2012


I think it is time! I am still working on being more mindful in the daily celebration of my meals, and what better way than to pay more attention to the seasons and the bounty of produce the one upon us now signals. Positive psychologists have identified mindfulness as one of the ways by which we […]

Want to celebrate with Fruited Jam Grilled Cheese?

April 12, 2012


Happy National Grilled Cheese Day! Yes, there is a holiday day for grilled cheese. Some people think the mindless ascription of special commemorations to random days of the year is silly. Certainly it is silly, but I think aside from just being fun, the sentiment behind the celebration makes up for some of the useless wackiness. […]

In search of an authentic Caldo Verde?

February 23, 2012


What defines authentic cuisine? Why is an authentic recipe always the most sought after? Who verifies whether a dish is authentic or not? I continue to make an effort to prepare authentic Ghanaian food for my husband. I know what the authentic food tastes like. I use all the same ingredients that go into the authentic […]

Would you wait for a Fig and Date Salad?

September 20, 2011


I waited and waited all Summer long for that tree in our backyard to yield some sweet, plump little figs. They are finally here, just as Fall starts to set in. Today is gray and rainy, with an electrifying chill in the air. It feels dramatic, this change of the seasons. Experiencing such a shift […]

Does basil only make this Tomato Tart look prettier?

September 13, 2011


Don’t you think the basil adds a nice touch to this tomato tart? These could be before and after pictures for Extreme Makeover: Pastry Edition. Perception is important when preparing foods. The thing has to look edible, after all. Herbs and spices are perfect tools for making food look pretty. I think rosemary is nice, lemon […]

Why eat road trip food when there’s Creamy Polenta waiting at home?

August 9, 2011


I took a quick roadtrip this past weekend to Washington D.C. to attend the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention. My husband and I left at 3:00 am Saturday morning and were back by 6:00 pm Sunday evening. As I was roadtripping (and tripping over bad food habits on the road) a group of activists also started out […]