What’s Cooking
Recipes from more than a quarter-century of Debra's newsletters - from our award winning kitchen, and three cookbooks
THIS
MONTH
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
Oct 2018

Fresh thyme (or dried) lends its lemony-basil aroma to the sweetness of the roots, and the earthiness of the mushrooms.

Oct
2018
borscht
Sep 2018

Borscht is like pizza: simple, inexpensive, easy to make, delicious, and good for you (if you do it right). And then you can “do it up” with as many topping as you like!

Sep
2018
smoky raw corn salad with avocado
Aug 2018

You don’t need to cook corn; it’s crispier raw. The smokiness comes from smoked olive oil. Avocado creaminess provides a counterpoint to all the freshness.

Aug
2018