Ratatouille, stovetop version

Ratatouille
Yield: 3 quarts / 12 cups

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large yellow onions (1 lb.), diced large
1 head garlic, cloves smashed and peeled
1 large eggplant (1 lb.), cut into 1-inch cubes
2 large zucchini (1 lb.), diced large

2 bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow), diced large
1 can (28-ounces) whole peeled tomatoes
16 pitted
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Mediterranean Parsley Salad

I happened to buy some tabouli at my local co-op and got, instead, something with all the expected ingredients *except* bulgar. But this turned out to be a delicious mistake. Behold, Mediterranean parsley salad—cool, incredibly refreshing, delicious.

Mediterranean Parsley Salad

1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
1 cucumber, very finely chopped
2-3 bunches parsley, part of the stems removed, Read more

Summer Bean and Vegetable Salad

Filling, fresh, delicious—perfect for a summer afternoon.

Since I have a tricky relationship with food—I tend to think in terms of ‘good’ and ‘bad’, then I binge in reaction to all that guilt-inducing bs—I recently joined Noom, a program that aims to change people’s eating habits for life. There’s an app with a lot of cheerful daily psychological support and
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Fish or Tofu in Chinese Black Bean Garlic Sauce

When I was living in Hawaii, my neighbors would spend the morning spearfishing, then make this in bamboo steamers for dinner. I loved it when they’d invite me over! This recipe has some tricky ingredients which you can find in Asian grocery stores or on Amazon.com.

Fish or Tofu in Black Bean Garlic Sauce
4 servings // 257 calories, 4 Read more

Southwestern Scrambled Tofu

Tofu is bland boredom on a plate. As a result, it needs a lot of pizazz added to make it into something interesting. This scramble delivers the goods—many layers of spice add depth of flavor and will make your house smell wonderful!

Southwestern Scrambled Tofu
Servings: 6 (each serving 209 calories, 7 net carbs)

1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil… Read more

Apricot Compote

My dear friend, Sean, gave me some apricots out of the rows upon rows she had on her kitchen counter—and so I used them to make this simple compote. The photo shows the apricots as they just began to cook. The final product is a happy orange slush!

Apricot Compote

1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup (or less) maple … Read more