Potluck Greek Wheat Berry + Chickpea Salad

August 6, 2015

Traveling New York, I can’t tell you the number of times I craved just a good hearty salad. We ate well on our recent trip, but it always goes that a few meals in and I’m gently reminded by circumstance that I’m not on a ‘foodie-only’ holiday but on a family holiday, one where I’m bound to roll with what … Read More

ShiraPotluck Greek Wheat Berry + Chickpea Salad

Super Chickpea + Wheat Berry Veggie Salad

January 3, 2015

If 2014 was the year of complication, then I hereby declare 2015 the year of simplicity. Simpler words and more time for the things we love to do. Run, cook, read, walk, love. Joy is my goal this year and I’m well on the way so far – I’m looking forward to sharing a lighter sentiment this year as I attempt … Read More

ShiraSuper Chickpea + Wheat Berry Veggie Salad

Greens Beans & Brussels W/ Minty Tahini Lemon Dressing

September 1, 2014

Every once in a while there comes along a recipe that no matter what you know you just have to try. For me it was this one, with a picture so breathtaking it jumped off the page as I got home from my recent holiday with a stack of fresh reading from our annual trip to Powell’s in Portland. My … Read More

ShiraGreens Beans & Brussels W/ Minty Tahini Lemon Dressing

Thai Vegetable Slaw with Sriracha, Lime & Nut Butter Dressing

January 29, 2014

If you had told me two years ago that I’d be sitting right here, coffee in hand with the day laid out ahead of me, I can guarantee that I would not have believed you, because, well, it would have just been a little too crazy to think about. If you’ve been reading this blog here of mine for a … Read More

ShiraThai Vegetable Slaw with Sriracha, Lime & Nut Butter Dressing

Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpeas with Orange Cumin Dressing

August 27, 2013

I had a great conversation the other night about the difference between food preparation & the whole idea of elevating cooking to the status of something beyond just the everyday. I don’t know if it is the fact I am reading (albeit slowly) Michael Pollan’s new book Cooked, or if I’ve had just as many conversations about food in the … Read More

ShiraRoasted Cauliflower & Chickpeas with Orange Cumin Dressing