Tag: Food Writing

Saag Paneer Salad

Saag Paneer Salad

This recipe is part of my May 2022 Times Union story. You can read the whole thing here. Salad and exercise just go together. It’s perfectly acceptable to forget your manners and stuff in bite after bite of salad—any kind of salad—after exercise. And, cheese and nuts, meat and anything […]

Asian Chicken Salad with Herbs and Crunchy Noodles

Asian Chicken Salad with Herbs and Crunchy Noodles

This recipe is part of my April Times Union story. Read the whole thing here. Asian chicken salad is a throwback to a similar dish from the ‘90s, one we sought out and ordered often in restaurants. Make this salad with any chicken: Poached breasts, leftover roasted chicken or thighs […]

Super Green Lentil Salad

Super Green Lentil Salad

This recipe is part of my April TU story. Read the whole thing here. I particularly love how one vegetable can be the spokesperson for an entire season and asparagus is certainly the one who speaks for spring. The stalks, sauteed briefly in a bit of hot oil, turn bright […]

Recipes for Crepes with Nutella and fruit

Stacked Crepes with Nutella and Fruit

This is part of my March 2022 TU story. Read it all here. Would it be strange to pack a crepe pan among the twin sheets and towels bound for the dorm? I have never known a child or adult to not adore crepes, and knowing how to make them […]

Our Favorite Salad

Our Favorite Salad, with Homemade Croutons

This recipe goes along with my March 2022 TU story. Read it here. This salad is super simple and there’s no better way to name it than simply Our Favorite Salad, because that’s what it is. I’ve made this salad hundreds of times over the years, for quick weeknight dinners, […]

Recipes for Crepes with Nutella and fruit

The Journey Begins: Elliot is Going to College

Here’s my Times Union story for March. You can see it on the TU website here, or read below. It goes along with recipes for Greek Spinach Pizza, Our Favorite Salad and Crepes with Nutella and Fruit. There was joy in receiving the letter, of course. For Elliot, it was […]

Cous Cous Salad with Pickled Onions

Food To Keep The Teenager Eating In

Here’s my Times Union story for January. You can also read it on their website here. This story goes along with Middle Eastern Spiced Beef Wraps, Cous Cous Salad with Pickled Onions and Crumbly Blueberry Muffins. If I made a list of things I believe I’m good at, things I […]

Sesame Buckwheat Noodles

The Good Dads In My Life

Here’s my Times Union story for June 2021. You can read it online here, or see below. it goes along with Sesame Buckwheat Noodles With Herbs and Veggies, Cheese and Bean Pupusas with Smoky Slaw and Sugary Lemon Berries. As always, thanks for reading! It’s been a privilege for me […]

Beet Tabbouleh

The Dinner Table – Hard Conversations and Good Food

My Times Union story from June 2020. Read it here, or see below. Recipes for Beet Tabbouleh with Quinoa and Feta Cheese, Rice and Beans With Crispy Green Onions and Avocado and Strawberry Galette With Cornmeal Cookie Crust go along with this story. I had been planning to write this late-spring-almost-summer […]