| Mar 17, 2011
Chickpea and noodle soup with Persian herbs
Total time: 3 1/2 hours
Note: Kashk, a flavorful Persian yogurt-like dairy product, is widely available at Middle Eastern markets and can be substituted with labneh (strained yogurt).
| Dec 15, 2011
For Jewish parents, the Hanukkah holidays are particularly challenging; they last not one day but eight. Beginning this year at sunset Tuesday and ending at sunset Dec. 28, there will be lots of candles to light, loads of latkes to fry and eight nights of...
| Dec 15, 2011
Quick orange lentil soup
Total time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10
2 cups red lentils
1 sweet potato (about 10 ounces), peeled
1 large carrot
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 quarts water
1 1/2 teaspoons coriander
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
| May 26, 2011
This is a lesson: Good food is hiding everywhere, and you might come across it when you least expect it. You just need to be open, willing and ready to seize the moment.
Namastey India looks like any Indian grocery, on a mostly empty stretch of a semi-...
| Nov 14, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Our nutritional makeover series "Pantry Raid" most recently took us to the home of Mission Viejo resident Kristy Noble and her sons, Scott, 14, and Robert, 17. The Nobles face time and money limitations familiar to lots of families that......
| Oct 1, 2009
| 4:32 PM
For all of October, vegan-minded bloggers are being asked to toil around the clock (only a slight exaggeration) to celebrate a month dedication to vegan fare. Vegan Month of Food was started by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, vegan chef and cookbook......
| Dec 5, 2007
THE blue door, shuttered for more than a year and a half, is open once again, and the stage is set for Act 3. Step in, and you're welcomed with the offer of an aperitif in the enchanting garden where a pair of gnarly olive trees cast lacy shadows on the...
| Nov 26, 2008
In April 2000, Sam MacDonald was fat, broke and deep in debt. A hard-partying Yale alumnus, he had spent a decade in an orgy of over-consumption, drinking his paychecks and living a Peter Pan-meets-"Animal House" lifestyle.
And yet, this didn't finally...
| Jan 7, 2009
Just because the expense-account lunch is largely a thing of the past doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy the meal, even celebrate it. Instead of depending on the kindness of menus, use a little homespun imagination.
Thinking outside the lunch box is...
| Feb 11, 2009
Seriously, what is wrong with this town? If Celestino Drago, one of the best-known Italian restaurateurs in Southern California, can't get a crowd for his most ambitious restaurant yet, and a very glamorous one at that, then what? The fact that Drago...
| Sep 3, 2008
| 3:13 PM
This is an ode to harissa. It's replaced my ketchup, my salsa picante, even (gasp) my Louisiana hot sauce. I put it on everything. Well, not exactly everything, but the potent North African chile sauce goes into my bean soups and sandwiches, it spikes...