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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Our Journey to Real Food (and Vegan Macaroni and Cheese)

My kids love fruits and veggies. They are not picky eaters. Lately my son, age 7, has shown a particular liking for my mushroom soup made with a musky dried fungi that give a deep smoky umami flavor, and he is also partial to vegetable stir-fries rich with fresh ginger and nama shoyu, while his 4-year-old sister’s favorite dessert is dates and dark chocolate. Let me reassure you, our relationship with food was not always this way! Continue Reading Our Journey to Real Food (and Vegan Macaroni and Cheese)

Chana Dal Four Ways

Chana Dal

Chana dal can be used in so many ways as an addition to soups, curries, salads, over rice or other grains (I like mine with quinoa). They can also be tossed in some olive or coconut oil, along with some spices, and roasted in the oven for a healthy snack. Like their larger common varieties of chickpea, they can be made into a fabulous hummus. Continue Reading Chana Dal

Kuku Kadoo

Kuku Kadoo

I’d like to challenge all October Unprocessed pledgers to use this time to break old food habits and to freely discover new ones. Let this month be the catalyst that brings you your new perfect meal or a cleaner, healthier way to prepare an old favorite. To help you on your journey and to introduce Persian cooking, I’ve got here for you an exquisite (and super-simple!) recipe for Kuku Kadoo, an Iranian-style frittata with zucchini. Continue Reading Kuku Kadoo