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…