Recipe Inspiration

Some of my favorite cookbooks

Flavors of Greece
Healthful, authentic, flavorful, and fresh, Rosemary Barron's ode to Greek food embodies everything great about Greek cuisine. As someone who's been lucky enough to eat the real deal, these recipes recreate it! Her stuffed vegetables are TDF.

Madhur Jaffrey's World-of-the-East Vegetarian Cooking
I don't eat meat much. Buy any vegetable, and look it up in this. You'll find something fantastic to make with it. I just read this book for fun- she is incredibly well informed about ingredients and international cuisine, and she is a fascinating human being! Try her tofu and cabbage stew with shiitake mushrooms.

So simple, so luscious. Tapas are my favorite way to eat! Her shrimp in garlic and tomato sauce rocks my life.

Fast Food My Way
I love Jacques Pepin. I think he is presh. This cookbook is SO EASY and yet so delicious! The broccoli stem relish is intensely amazing, as is the salmon with mirin.

Lord Krishna's Cuisine
In India, they are mostly vegetarians. So obviously, OBVIOUSLY they know how to make intensely awesome vegetarian food.

Student's Vegetarian Cookbook
I don't own this cookbook but my boyfriend does and I have thoroughly benefited. The falafel and the rice/black bean/orange salad are both to DIE for!

Some of my favorite online recipes

Obviously, my favorite meal is brunch. So let's start with those!


Favorite pancakes: Carrot Cake Pancakes
I top them with my own maple cream cheese- 1.5 T light cream cheese plus 1 t. maple syrup.

Favorite fancy sweet brunch: Cinnamon Fruit Rolls

Favorite fancy savory brunch: Asparagus Tart

Favorite vegan brunch: Tofu Scramble


Favorite English muffins
(I reverse the ratio of whole wheat to white flour)

Favorite pita

Favorite loaf bread

Favorite focaccia

Favorite Greek bread

Favorite biscuits
(I don't bother with the seeds)

Favorite empanada dough


Favorite baba ghanoush

Favorite hummus

Favorite red pepper dip (muhammara!)


Favorite winter soup: Acorn Squash Soup with Miso
(I half the miso)

Favorite summer soup: Chilled beet and fennel soup
(try it topped with hardboiled egg)

Meats and Seafood

Favorite pork: Fennel-brined pork chops

Favorite grilled seafood: Thai-style grilled mussels


Favorite taste of summer: corn and basil cakes

Favorite vegetarian comfort food: lentil cottage pie

Favorite "fries": butternut fries

Favorite sweet potatoes: miso-glazed sweet potatoes and barley sweet potato hash


Favorite turkey

Favorite ham
(skip the cherries!)

Favorite holiday side: butternut and leek gratin

Favorite semi-healthy holiday pie: rustic apple crostada

Favorite crazy indulgent holiday pie: crunchy caramel apple pie


Lemon bon bons

Macadamia ginger crunch drops (vegan)

Oatmeal, chocolate chip and pecan cookies
Mocha bars
(I use 3/4 cup chocolate chips and put them on top, not in with coffee layer)

Macadamia butter cookies with dried cranberries