What’s Cooking
Recipes from more than a quarter-century of Debra's newsletters - from our award winning kitchen, and three cookbooks
falafel on a platter
Jul 2019

One of the great global street foods comes home. Debra’s rendition adds a touch of buckwheat (instead of wheat flour), for depth of flavor and no gluten.

Jul
2019
banana peel made into "bacon"
Jul 2019

This is not a typo!

Jul
2019
Stark Sisters maple almond
Jun 2019

‘Best of Boston’ Boston Magazine and ‘Best Mail Order Food Gift’ The New York Times, are just a few of the rave reviews Stark Sisters has garnered. Bon Appetit called it “one of the best we’ve ever tasted.” Featured in Boston Globe as “Hit of the Week,” Stark Sisters was dubbed “the Ultimate Granola.” For

Jun
2019
May 2019

This Persian egg-and-herb fritatta is more herb than egg, almost a salad. Fresh greens and eggs celebrate the return of spring and fertility.

May
2019
How to cut a mango, step by step
Apr 2019

Mango, papaya, pineapple… granted, the kiwis are from New Zealand, and the berries are European in origin. Still, we’re going to call this one “tropical.” Because that’s how it feels!

Apr
2019
cauliflower
Apr 2019

with Nuts and Seeds over Forbidden Black Rice

Apr
2019
masoor dal
Mar 2019

This soup isn’t a traditional chowder.  But we’re going to call it a chowder anyways, because it’s creamy and chunky at the same time.  Red lentils (masoor dal) cook quickly and melt into the base of rich coconut milk, bright tomatoes, and gentle spices. Shiitake mushrooms give you something to chew on, and you can

Mar
2019
Roasted Cauliflower with Ras el Hanout & Ghee
Feb 2019

Roast veggies. Moroccan spice powder. Japanese breadcrumbs. Indian clarified butter. Italian (sort of) pesto. A rich, mostly plant-based roast for the last nights of winter.

Feb
2019
Kale to Feed an Army
Jan 2019

This will take you literally 15 minutes, tops.  It’s all sorts of green.  It’s hearty, tastes great, works equally well as a side and a main, and you only have to clean one pot. What’s not to love? It also uses some ingredients you may not be familiar with.  Trust me: get them.  And not

Jan
2019
Dec 2018

Debra’s mother started making these cookies in the 1950s — as far as we can remember, with a recipe cut out of Prevention magazine. Sweet enough for the holidays. Healthy and hearty enough for breakfast.

Dec
2018
roast cubed squash
Nov 2018

Shak-shouka is a North African dish, made by poaching eggs in a fragrant rustic tomato salsa. We use chickpeas and butternut squash instead of eggs.

Nov
2018