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August 4, 2019

A new Turkish salad bowl, colorfully calling out to be filled with summer salads.

Global warming, diet inducing?  Eating in the heat can be nauseating, and cooking in the heat can daunt even the most culinary inclined. Nature obliges, with an abundance of summer fruits...

As a rule, the banana and I are not on good terms. Years of constipation already had me avoiding the banana. Even promises that it was a muscle relaxant/cramp reducer due to its potassium richness, could not persuade me to risk its side effects – no poop for the consti...

April 2, 2019

Left Bunny about to dig into her first asparagus Milanese of the season; right various asparagus in season in Bologna street market accompanied by the ever fresh lemon.

Tender green shoots poke above the ground and announce the coming of spring. The name for aspara...

Mom's spaghetti sauce, in her special sauce pot.

Spaghettis sauce could be the epitome of why food speaks to me. Growing up in a “Latin” home, 3 parts Italian and 1 part Spanish, I was surrounded by food and it spoke, every dish either had a story or was a story in itse...

March 1, 2019

Once again, my NT alma mater IINH, gave me the opportunity to lead an interactive session titled Food & Culture with fellow Nutritional Therapists (NTs), Nutrition & Health Coaches (NHCs), and current students of these disciplines. In this 75 minute program we exp...

February 21, 2019

Bunny poses with Maggie's gluten-free chocolate orange cake at a birthday celebration.

Straight to the point - Bunny and I basically have just one dessert. This gluten-free chocolate orange cake has been served at all matter of special occasions since I discovered it wh...

January 14, 2019

Center me, circa 2006, with my Christmas present and newly knitted accessories, ready for the old new year; top left on the ice new year's day; middle left Aliona and I celebrating; bottom left Natasha, Iosef, & Margarita my favorite Russians; next three me goofing off...

There are certain tastes and smells that make a holiday come alive, and for me, my mother's anisette cookies are Christmas. When I was in university and my mother worked for Federal Express, one year as a surprise she overnighted me boxes of them to share with my frien...

November 18, 2018

Two years we shared super happy Thanksgivings with Mary & Mehdi Jazayeri, in the full spirit of communal preparations and sharing of gratitude. We wish them a happy Thanksgiving this year in their new home in California!

For me Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the ye...

October 23, 2018

Fall is my favorite time of year, colors, crisp breezes, and warm food. As a young person, I was always fascinated how my mother managed to accomplish so much in a single day. She worked full time, had a part time job, and we always had fresh food. If she was going awa...

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Summer Salads - eating in a heat wave

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Summer Salads - eating in a heat wave
The banana and its role in the ideal breakfast bread

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The banana and its role in the ideal breakfast bread
Asparagus, nature announces spring

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Asparagus, nature announces spring
Sauce or gravy?

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Sauce or gravy?
FOOD & Culture: Emily's kefir & chia seed pudding

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FOOD & Culture: Emily's kefir & chia seed pudding
Bunny's only dessert: Maggie's gluten-free chocolate orange cake

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Bunny's only dessert: Maggie's gluten-free chocolate orange cake
Old New Year Russian Style

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Old New Year Russian Style
Dizee's Irish coffee rings in the season

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Dizee's Irish coffee rings in the season
Mom & Nana's Anisette Cookies

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Mom & Nana's Anisette Cookies
Thanksgiving - gratitude is an everyday holiday

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Thanksgiving - gratitude is an everyday holiday
Ode to the Crock-Pot

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Ode to the Crock-Pot
Food Speaks for IWCL: using food to express gratitude

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Food Speaks for IWCL: using food to express gratitude
Giorgia's Granola

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Giorgia's Granola
Artichokes: Anti-inflammatory Thistles from Heaven

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Artichokes: Anti-inflammatory Thistles from Heaven
Charlies Flourless Birthday Cake

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Charlies Flourless Birthday Cake
Easter: Bunny's Bread Holiday

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Easter: Bunny's Bread Holiday
A Nowruz recipe to Celebrate the New Year, the Coming of Spring & Every day Living

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A Nowruz recipe to Celebrate the New Year, the Coming of Spring & Every day Living
FOOD & Culture Nutritional Therapists discuss meeting client needs across cultures

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FOOD & Culture Nutritional Therapists discuss meeting client needs across cultures
What does a Dog cook for 2018, year of the Dog?

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What does a Dog cook for 2018, year of the Dog?
 FOOD & CULTURE: What's for breakfast?

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FOOD & CULTURE: What's for breakfast?
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