Perfect Instant Pot Black Beans for Soup + More

Black beans are some of the heartiest, most satisfying beans of them all. Also known as black turtle beans, many claim that this legume can maintain and encourage health in any number of ways. Dr. Axe says: “Studies have linked eating black beans with helping to protect against inflammation,¬†heart disease, weight gain, diabetes, certain cancers,…

Coconut Curry Cauliflower Soup – Quick & Simple

Hello, out there. Are you chilly, yet? Are your toes and fingertips always cold? Are you feeling a bit under the weather? Has the seasonal change taken its toll? Have you a preschooler who keeps wiping her perpetually runny nose with her hand and then trying to feed you things from her plate? Yep. It’s…

Yemenite Vegetable Stew

This recipe derives from a Yemenite stew recipe that my dear friend David swears by. The original recipe, called “Yemenite Chicken and Beef Soupy Stew,” can be found in Joan Nathan’s The Foods of Israel Today (2001). Last week, we adjusted it to accomodate my vegetarian proclivities. What resulted was an incredibly layered, warming, and…

Savory Israeli Couscous Salad

Many times, couscous has a combination of both salty and sweet. For this particular recipe, I wanted something that erred on the side of savory, and got all of its sweetness from balsamic, red bell pepper, and tomato. As a result, this is a quick, savory, wonderful salad that works as both a side-dish and…

Super Simple Spring/Summer Salad

This is the simplest salad that I know. My mother used to make this, but also included the now-debatably–endangered¬†hearts of palm, during the summer when tomatoes and avocados were at their bests. It’s a bit early for this salad, and, to my complete horror, I almost missed this avocado (sorry that I didn’t use a…