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Ultimate Eggplant Parmesan

  Eggplant parmesan had always been one of my favorite dishes — to me, it’s the ultimate comfort food. Whenever I make it, I’ll have it for dinner, then with a poached egg for breakfast, a side salad for lunch, or a cold sliver for a night time snack. I’ve been making variations on eggplant parmesan for years, but this is my favorite version of the recipe. By baking the vegetables instead of frying, it reduces the fat as well as the mess,... Read More

Easy Entertaining: Eggs Three Ways

The “E words” work so well together. That is; Entertaining and Eggs… Some believe that serious entertaining only happens after the sun goes down… Not true. Summer is an ideal time to host leisurely Sunday bunches and casual picnics. With a little guidance there should be some legitimate merit to follow your get togethers. My kitchen sidekick, Devang, (otherwise known as Pinky) and I have created a few egg dishes that are bountiful,... Read More

Built on Faith

Its been an eventful winter. A Nicaraguan getaway. Skiing in the Rockies. I recently returned from a trip to Japan followed closely by a productive jaunt to Miami. I am passionate about travel. I enjoy getting away; learning about distant cultures and discovering new cuisines… But if you have been following these pages you know that for me it’s not about miles logged or passports stamped. It’s about finding passion and a purpose... Read More

Underrated Simple Pleasures

The pace of life pulsates sometimes at magnum speeds. But secretly, I think it parallels one of my addictions. Mastering multitasking, gracefully. The other day, when I was en route, I started thinking about the small things that create a happy dimple in our day. The underrated pleasures… Here is my recent list (in no particular order): 1) A mug of steamed water with a bundle of fresh mint: In Israel that is how we sipped tea. No bag to dunk.... Read More

Laying this years track…

Conforming isn’t my strength. It really hasn’t been my thing for as long as I can remember. My 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Cooper, detected this right away. I apparently did not like sitting at my desk, confined in one rigid place for extended periods of time. So, she would let me get up. Move to a new desk in the outer row (that is probably why I lean forwards the aisle on any plane or bus ride). And even let me perch on the radiator in... Read More