The first time I bought fresh lemongrass, I was a little taken about by its relatively tough exterior and for the longest time I stuck to using the tubed lemongrass paste. I have to confess, it has its convieniences but then again, you cannot keep a fresh freak away… Read More →
Lacto-fermented foods have been a popular topic in the blogosphere lately. Wait, “Lacto?” But isn’t I Eat Plants a vegan column? Of course it is! “Lacto” refers to lactobacillus – a genus of bacteria that has a whole lot of different species (like a category with a bunch of sub-categories).... Read More →
It is difficult to not think of something sweet in time for one of biggest sweet days of the year – Valentine’s Day. In keeping with the times and the season, today I shall be sharing one of the classic winter desserts from North India. The Gajar Halwa or the… Read More →
It’s a nasty flu season around here. I should know: I’m getting over the flu right now. Is there anyone here who hasn’t at some point associated being sick with eating chicken soup? Canned, takeout or homemade, chicken soup is king for colds and flu for many people out there…. Read More →
This Friday we had our first Lohud Spices chat. I was excited and thrilled to see the questions and participation. Two of the interesting themes that came up from the chat was a lot of interest in storing and keeping spices right, and the spice of the afternoon - asafetida. So,... Read More →
Into the first week of the New Year, I hope that your year has started on a right note. I want to take a minute to wish you and yours a wonderful New Year. Let us hope that it is a delicious and peaceful one. I am still on vacation… Read More →
In our house, the husband would probably like to place potatoes in he list of processed starches. Of course, I like to tell him that this is mostly because he does not grow potatoes. His reason for this crime is that our tiny little backyard is not big enough for all… Read More →
I have so many ideas combined into this post, that chances are you will find me less than coherent. I get this way, when I am excited, tired and especially when I am excited about a new seasonal creation. My kids and I love Hanukkah, let me explain, it… Read More →
Winters in Lima, Peru are, well, quite different from what we get up here in New York (or what we usually used to get!). But still this Peruvian-born wine drink is as perfect on a chilly and damp winter’s day in Lima, as it is here! Fragrant and warming, this… Read More →
And so, mis queridos amigos, it begins. Once the tree in Rockefeller Center has been lit, the pre-holiday and then holiday vortex descends. Though the fiestas may be a lot of fun, so many of us—and for good reasons—get totally stressed. Because of this, I’d like to share some entertaining… Read More →
I love holiday meals- they just feel so special. Though Thanksgiving has already passed, many of us will be having more holiday meals in the weeks ahead! I just spent the Thanksgiving holiday at my mother’s home, where my mom bought me a vegan holiday roast, and made most of… Read More →
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we can’t shop local. Indoor winter farmers markets are becoming as popular as the summer ones. And two of the monthly markets — White Plains and Hastings — are happening this weekend. Of course, you can expect farmers to bring root vegetables and preserves,... Read More →
For this week’s holiday countdown recipe, Jill Rose, pastry chef and owner of Chiboust in Tarrytown, shows me her amazing French Toast with Apples. What a great holiday brekky. The French Toast recipe, after the jump.
In today’s edition, chef Dave DiBari shows me how hot make baccala gratin, a dish Italian grandmothers all over the world are planning to serve as part of Christmas Eve supper. The recipe, after the jump.
Here’s the first of six cooking videos we’re doing this holiday season to make cooking and entertaining easy — but fun! I have asked chefs to share their favorite dishes – but also asked them to simplify the recipes so you and I can make them in our own kitchens…. Read More →