All entries by Michael


Great Guacamole in Five Minutes

I’ve never understood why people buy pre-made guacamole. The store-bought stuff ranges from barely ok to green glue. The real […]


Chickpea Cakes

These little chickpea cakes are versatile; you can serve them as an appetizer, a side dish on an entree plate, […]


Vegetarian Chili

For me, chili is all about the beans, complemented by a savory sauce and plenty of tasty garnishes. I think […]

Banana muffins

One-Bowl Banana Muffins

I wasn’t planning to write about these banana muffins. They were just something me and the kiddos were whipping up […]


Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

I love to make sweet bread puddings with leftover challah or brioche, because they are already rich. This version is […]

Vegetarian Minestrone

Vegetarian Minestrone

Homemade minestrone has got to be one of the best rainy day foods in the world. Living in Seattle we’ve […]


Buckwheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Buckwheat pancakes have a place in the American imagination, but rarely at the breakfast table. When you do occasionally find […]

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