Rosemary Chickpeas & Bell Peppers

Fast food doesn’t have to come from a restaurant. Rosemary Chickpeas and Bell Peppers is a dish that requires little prep time and cooks up in less than 20 minutes. It’s a great vegetarian recipe that I usually enjoy with polenta or brown rice. Rosemary Chickpeas & Bell Peppers Serves 4 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. olive […]

Spanish-Style Tuna & Potato Salad

I recently discovered that Tuna & Potato Salad is a classic Spanish recipe. I should’ve guessed it, since my first taste of this salad was prepared by my Spanish boyfriend’s mother! In writing this recipe, I stayed true to the ingredients that Mama Conde typically uses. However, roasted red peppers and mayonnaise can also be added with […]

Creamy Tomato & Hummus Spaghetti

After enjoying carrots and hummus for a few days a week, I sometimes lose interest in using hummus as a dip. So, one day I decided to add hummus to freshly cooked rotini and I liked it. The tangy “sauce” was made with 1/2 cup hummus and 3 Tbsp. pasta cooking water for 2 cups of cooked pasta. Then, I took […]

Tofu Parm

If you like tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and breaded cutlets, you’ll enjoy my father’s recipe for Tofu Parm. The tofu takes on classic Parmigiana flavors — a great way to introduce tofu to those who have never tried it. It’s a good idea to incorporate some tofu into your regular diet. When tofu is used to replace meat, it […]

Chicken and Sesame Dumplings

Here’s one of my favorite recipes that I developed for EveryDay with Rachael Ray magazine. It was inspired by the comforting garlic-ginger flavors of the Filipino soup “Arroz Caldo” and the breadcrumb dumplings that simmered in my Sicilian grandmother’s chicken soup on Sunday mornings.    Photo by Kana Okada