Appearances can be deceiving, so at first glance, it’s easy to underestimate the complexity of Baingan Bharta, the vegetarian dish from Northern India. While this mixture may resemble a simple, unassuming vegetable stew, don’t be fooled! The harmonious blend of … Continue reading Baingan Bharta
In 2006, one of Fine Cooking Magazine’s regular offerings (which devout subscribers will remember) was a Recipe Foldout. And it was precisely that—four pages that housed eight short recipes that boasted dinner in 30 minutes or less. Printed on heavy, … Continue reading Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Arugula & Prosciutto
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
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
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
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!
When I develop recipes professionally, my philosophy is pretty straightforward; use few ingredients, keep it simple and deliver big flavors. In this spicy, smoky dish from the Punjab region of India, eggplant, onion, and tomatoes are broiled until silky and … Continue reading Sheet Pan Broiling + Easy Weeknight Meals = Big Flavors