What’s Cooking
Recipes from more than a quarter-century of Debra's newsletters - from our award winning kitchen, and three cookbooks
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Cacao smoothie
Jan 2017

Dates add rich caramel-y sweetness, and cardomom adds a hint of the Middle East and India to the classic dark chocolate, nuts, and banana. No refined sugars mean this one is a power breakfast to boot.

Jan
2017
cauliflower steaks with pesto
Dec 2016

We *LOVE* vegetarian food. But sometimes we want, not just a stew or a pilaf, but an actual centerpiece. Enter, the cauliflower steak…

Dec
2016
chocolate fudge ice box pie
Nov 2016

This dessert takes 5 minutes to make. Raw foods. Superfoods. Antioxidant-rich goodness. It’s stunning, delicious, and you are absolutely going to want to make it for every special occasion.

Nov
2016
cranberries
Nov 2016

Another of those super-easy fruit dishes, equally suited to the dessert table with ice cream, or the breakfast table with yogurt.

Nov
2016
cauliflower casserole
Oct 2016

Roasting the cauliflower on its own before the big bake with the beans, tomato sauce, and vegan cheese deepens and enriches the flavors.

Oct
2016
brown rice pilaf with beets
Sep 2016

Golden orange if you use carrots. Ruby red if you choose beets. Parsnips are a third option, if you want beige… Another dish that’s hard to pin down to a single culinary tradition. Shades of India, Indonesia, Bulgaria… and 1960s health foods stores!

Sep
2016
eggplant
Jul 2016

Eggplant Caviar is a kind of chopped salad native to Russia, Armenia, Bulgaria, etc. We’ve added green peas for a shock of green, and an apple for sweetness.

Jul
2016
Raspberry Parfait
Jul 2016

berries and cream. Roasted, salted pistachios add a flash of green, and nuggets of crunch.

Jul
2016
peaches
Jul 2016

The addition of Masala Chai mix to the fruit adds a little something special to this otherwise pretty-darn-special cobbler. You can also sub in apricots or nectarines for the peaches. Just slice, mix, top, and bake.

Jul
2016
hibiscus lemonade
Jul 2016

You can make your own diet icy beverage using only natural ingredients. If you use mineral water, you get not just a natural diet soda, you get a natural diet *mineral* soda!

Jul
2016
heirloom tomatoes
Jul 2016

Take about 3 pounds wonderful, heirloom tomatoes of all sizes, colors and flavors…

Jul
2016