Category: Special Diet

Black Bean and Potato Tacos

Black Bean and Potato Tacos

This recipe is perfect for your Meatless Monday or Taco Tuesday! These tacos are so filling and flavorful, you won’t even miss the meat!

Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

This recipe is inspired by the vegetarian koftas (Indian meatballs) my mom used to make when I was growing up. I have tried to elevate it into meatless scotch eggs with a layer of mince soya made of split chickpeas and paneer. The rhubarb sauce adds a punch to the dish. All these indian flavors are sure to tickle your taste buds!

Vietnamese Spicy Eggplant & Mint Soup

Vietnamese Spicy Eggplant & Mint Soup

I had a wonderful soup at Long’s Provencal Restaurant in downtown Seattle. It was so good, I knew I had to try to replicate it at home. I tried doing a search for it online, but no luck…so, I came up with my own recipe and it tastes pretty darn close to the one at the restaurant!

Cherry Dutch Baby

Cherry Dutch Baby

I love pancake houses and often order the Dutch baby. At the local pancake house, the choices are a plain Dutch baby (spritzed with lemon juice) or an apple one. Cherries were in season here in Seattle and I thought to try making a Dutch baby using them as the fruit. But, I had to make it gluten-free so my husband could eat it, too.

Lamb and Chickpea Soup with Kale

Lamb and Chickpea Soup with Kale

I came up with this recipe after cleaning out my refrigerator and wondering what to do with the leftover heel of parmesan cheese, cherry tomatoes starting to shrivel and kale that was limp. I had read somewhere that cheese was sometimes used to flavor broths, so I thought to give it a try. This recipe has become one of our favorites for lamb shanks.

Rocket Pop Sorbet

Rocket Pop Sorbet

Remember those Red, White, and Blue popsicles? Well, this sorbet is inspired by them, and is a great hot weather treat (not to mention being really pretty!). But, unlike the popsicles, this sorbet is made with no artificial colors or flavors, and it has a decidedly mature flavor profile. Fresh, tart, and herbal, this sorbet has 3 layers (strawberry-black pepper, lemon-sour mix, and blueberry-thyme) and the flavors all compliment each other.

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

I developed this recipe specifically for teaching cooking classes. Many people think that risotto is difficult or too complex to make, but I developed this risotto recipe to be easy, yet delicious.

Earl grey Choux a la Creme

Earl grey Choux a la Creme

I lived in Paris for a long time, and my kids were raised there, so this french dessert is a little taste of home. My girls and I have always loved afternoon tea, and we still love small little finger treats you can eat with a delicious cup of tea in the afternoon. This dessert was a way to combine the idea of tea, high tea desserts, and our home in Paris.

Carrot and Ginger Soup

Carrot and Ginger Soup

Healthy, delicious and velvety; this versatile carrot-ginger soup is perfect for any occasion. It can be served hot or cold and I must admit that I love it chilled, as it is so light and refreshing. If serving chilled, refrigerate at least two hours before service.
Note: this soup can be made well in advance or frozen for later use.