10 Minute Thai Red Curry + Veggie Noodle Bowl

January 31, 2015

This recipe sort of just happened. A few weeks back, Lindsay posted a tasty looking riff on this curried lentil bowl, and cleverly used red curry paste to take the whole idea to completely new level. When it comes to Thai style food, I admit, I’m a bit of a spazz – as I generally shy away from spice mixtures … Read More

Shira10 Minute Thai Red Curry + Veggie Noodle Bowl

Moroccan Spiced Chickpea + Tomato Stew

January 23, 2015

This recipe has been a really long time coming for me. Over the years, there have been many a chickpea & tomato based stew I’ve tried, and it really behooves me (yes, I heard this word uttered appropriately from a colleague this week and immediately logged it as a worthy add-on to my vocabulary rolodex) to point out that when it … Read More

ShiraMoroccan Spiced Chickpea + Tomato Stew

Chickpea, Olive & Orzo Paella with Scarlett Runner Beans

September 30, 2014

As the weather cools down and life settles back into the routine of schoolwork, kids sports & weeknights filled with laundry, fighting for who gets the first hot showers (this old house has the world’s smallest hot water tank), and driving back and forth from various engagements, the food we eat tends to change and I like that. The stove … Read More

ShiraChickpea, Olive & Orzo Paella with Scarlett Runner Beans

Heirloom Tomato & Onion Tartine on Chickpea Flatbread

September 15, 2014

On the occasion of this special day, I’m making note of things as I sit and write this post to you, my readers. It’s my birthday today (and yes I am sitting in a jazz-filled cafe alone early in the morning and it’s HEAVEN), and on this day I am one entire whole year older (DUH, I know you know … Read More

ShiraHeirloom Tomato & Onion Tartine on Chickpea Flatbread

10 Minute Meal: Butternut Squash Ramen Bowl with Rice Noodles, Tofu & Fresh Pea Shoots

February 19, 2014

When it comes to ramen, I don’t think there is a person in modern history without a connection or memory to warm noodles in a bowl and the comfort & subsequent memories they bring. I mean is there? For me and my siblings growing up, Mr. Noodles were a major treat, since while inexpensive and easy to make, my folks weren’t … Read More

Shira10 Minute Meal: Butternut Squash Ramen Bowl with Rice Noodles, Tofu & Fresh Pea Shoots