This soup is inspired by one that my brother (and co-blogger) makes often. It is somewhat reminiscent of a classic South Indian lentil soup (also known as dahl) that is usually served on rice or with rotis (thin bread). Our lentil soup takes the brightness and healthy ingredients from dahl and translates it to make a warm and hearty soup that is perfect for the winter months. Seasoned instead with a hearty dose of lemon juice, lots of freshly chopped cilantro, and some spices to bring the heat; this is a recipe that you will come back to often. It also freezes really well! We often pair it with toasted pita and a cucumber salad.
These chips are a healthy alternative when you want something with a crunchy texture and touch of salt, but are trying to avoid the salt & vinegar potato chips glaring at you in the grocery store aisle! They’re quick and easy to make, excellent for you and, best of all, so very tasty.
Aaah, the English breakfast. Sweet, savory, delicious. We have always enjoyed the idea of toast, eggs and tomatoes. However, after a visit to London last year, my love for English breakfasts was made anew! While I had many during my ten day trip, the one that stands out is the simple one I enjoyed with my sister on the 5th floor cafe at Harvey Nichols. The waiter obliged our vegetarian palette by upping the vegetable quantity. There they were – two perfectly fried eggs, a dozen tiny mushrooms perfectly sautéed, the sweetest roasted tomatoes, savory baked beans and delicious toast. And there was of course tea, honey and jam to accompany the meal. Perhaps that’s what I love best – a breakfast that allows you to indulge the sweet and savory. I so enjoy finishing my meal off with a bite of toast, slathered in jam and washing it down with some tea. Thanks to my visit, this has inspired us to create many variations on a traditional English breakfast. Our version above comes with fluffy scrambled eggs, toasted country bread, roasted tomatoes and mushrooms.
Ever since a chance encounter with kale last summer, it’s become a staple in our house. Particularly, dinosaur kale, which has a beautiful dark hunter green color, tough but flavorful leaves and plays nicely with many fruits and veggies. This particular salad is a fall/winter favorite: kale, tart apples, pecorino romano, dried sour cherries and candied walnuts.
While not a healthy part of our repertoire, chocolate chip cookies are a favorite sweet treat that are particularly enjoyed in the winter months. This recipe produces a cookie that is light, chewy with a slightly crunchy exterior. Eat with cold glass of milk or a warm hot chocolate!