mango slaw with crispy chickpeas

I never felt one way or the other about coleslaw. There it sat at class picnics or family barbecues — the store-bought kind, inevitably, wilting somewhat in the July sun, no one quite sure who brought it and no one quite sure what to do with the leftovers at the end of the afternoon. I…

caribbean stew + baked jerk tofu + coconut rice

Just before the new semester stretched and yawned and rolled itself out of┬ábed, my old friend Michelle (of mushroom risotto fame) read my tarot cards. The first of the five-card spread seemed rather ominous: “DEATH,” read the card, above a painting of a wilting rose. Rough start. Michelle, however, was quick to allay my fears….

bulgur & savoy cabbage casserole

Let’s talk about bulgur. If you’re a fan of Middle Eastern cuisine, you may know this whole grain as the star of tabbouleh (or tabbouli) and kibbeh (or kibbe). But you’d be selling yourself short if you thought that bulgur can only be used in dishes that have about a hundred different spellings. Bulgur can…