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….

avocado mango salsa

You probably know this, but it’s hot outside. It’s the kind of hot that even if there are interesting things going on in your life or in your friend’s life or in the news or in the TV series you’re currently hooked on, the first and only topic you can think to talk about is…