caribbean stew + baked jerk tofu + coconut rice

Just before the new semester stretched and yawned and rolled itself out of¬†bed, 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….

peanut & sweet potato stew

Somehow, it’s November. Where did October go? It flew by in a whirl of work and rest, weekend visitors and grad school applications, Community binge-ing, Halloween party hosting, and reading Crime and Punishment¬†on the train. Did I drink enough apple cider? Did I eat enough pumpkin donuts? Did I spend enough time admiring those crisp…

moroccan red lentil stew

Much has happened since my last post more than a month ago. I spent two weeks home in Michigan (and survived the polar vortex). I spent a weekend in Milwaukee and another in Philadelphia. I saw a lot of old friends and a lot of new movies. And now, back home in Brooklyn, life has…

swiss chard & white bean stew

If recipes were clothing, this one would be that old sweater you’ve had forever that you probably wear too often but that fits you like a million bucks and makes the perfect fall day even more perfect. Just like that old sweater, this recipe isn’t flashy or expensive; it doesn’t turn heads but it does…