When the holidays approach, I receive numerous emails, texts, and phone messages that go something like this: “Hey Diana! Do you have any food ideas for my vegan and vegetarian guests coming to dinner on (fill in a holiday)?” The … Continue reading Vegetarian/Vegan Thanksgiving
Coconut-Lime Braised Black Cod with Sweet Plantains, Peppers, and Cilantro. Continue reading Farewell Forever, 2021
I’ve meant to post this recipe for a while, and now that my arm is finally out of the cast, I’m actually getting to it. I’ve had this idea in my head to create a really flavorful lasagna using fresh … Continue reading Ravioli Lasagna with Tomato and Alfredo Sauces
I’ve recently read that it wasn’t an apple that tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, but a fig. And I fully agree. Few things are as tempting, and in my opinion, it’s one of the most seductive … Continue reading Figs and Their Waspy Secret
It’s Peach Truck season! We have been waiting for it all year. And when the truck arrives, my friends and I hoard several boxes of these blushing beauties and gorge ourselves on one of the most deliciously sweet, juicy fruits … Continue reading Everything’s Peachy!
This recipe is really all about the carrot tops and transforming them into something delicious to eat rather than tossing them or composting them (although the latter isn’t a bad thing to do). I hadn’t thought about carrot-top pesto in … Continue reading Carrot-Top Pesto with Pasta and Diced Carrots
My last virtual cooking class was so much fun! The company that hired me was kind enough to forward the link to the YouTube video, so I thought I’d share the recipes and the class with you. OK, I agree … Continue reading Virtually Yours
In preparation for a recent virtual cooking class for a beautiful local farm, my client asked me to submit a list of ideas that would be vetted by the registrants. I thought I’d keep things pretty veggie-centric, focusing on sheet … Continue reading Cauliflower-Vegetable Fried Rice
Do you broil regularly, or are you intimidated by it? I know so many GREAT cooks, probably like some of you that don’t understand broiler fundamentals. They avoid broiling because they’re afraid of burning food beyond recognition, rendering it an … Continue reading Broiler Cooking 101: Tuna Melt
I thought it would be fun to share one of the virtual cooking classes I taught over the summer. There were many people from all across the country in attendance, even as far as Canada, I’ve come to learn. Of … Continue reading Sheet-Pan Shrimp & Vegetables with Orange Dressing
This is one of my favorite recipes because of its simplicity. The sea bass slowly steams in a little oil. The steaming comes not from water added to the pan, but from the fish’s own juices. While the skin doesn’t … Continue reading Quick & Easy Steamed Chilean Sea Bass
For the past couple of years, one of my favorite go-to ingredients has been crushed Calabrian chili peppers. I’m definitely a spicy food lover, so when I first came across this zesty-fruity crushed pepper sauce at William Sonoma, I couldn’t … Continue reading Some Like it HOT!
I promised to include this for those of you who weren’t able to locate the jarred marinated cheese called for in my Warm Ravioli Salad with Marinated Cheese, Apple, and Tomato recipe. What I like best about this homemade version … Continue reading Marinated Cheese
The other day, I was lucky enough to receive a market basket of beautiful produce from my dear friend Mary Jo’s incredibly lush vegetable garden. The bag was filled with just-picked delights such as rainbow swiss chard, broccoli greens, Romain … Continue reading Warm Ravioli Salad with Marinated Cheese, Apple, and Tomato
Did you know that the key to creamy, rich hummus is to use peeled chickpeas? Shout out to the innovative team at Melissa’s Produce! Their peeled and steamed chickpeas are a perfect choice. I used them right out of the … Continue reading Super-Fast Hummus!