bowl of jewels & quinoa + honey tahini sauce

Now that school’s out, I’ve found myself grappling with the unfamiliar yet wonderful burden of having free time. Lots of it. Quiet mornings for drinking my coffee, as slow as I please. Entire afternoons without a single article to read, lesson to plan, or paper to write. Given this new-found freedom, I thought it’d be…

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…

spring vegetable pot pie

Spring can be sunshine and sundresses and walks through Ann Arbor’s peony garden. Spring can also be rainy and dreary and what-the-heck-I-thought-it-was-May. On days like the latter, you may want to cook up a pot pie to warm up your insides and pass the time while you wait for the sun to reappear. This pot…