Archive for April, 2012

Green Curry with Vegetables and Tofu

Green Curry with Vegetables and Tofu

Lunch & Dinner

I am married to an incredibly organized man.  It seems like he has an excel spreadsheet for everything from doctors visits for each member of our family, to expenses, to how many miles he drives his car for each appointment.   It's amazing.   We even had a spreadsheet for our wedding guest list, which  really came in handy for writing thank you notes and looking up someone's  address.   And he has folders nicely labeled..    Thank goodness one of us is organized! I admire his organizational skills and am SO grateful that he is diligent with updating all those spreadsheets.   Sometimes I will walk into Eric's closet to put something away and think,  wow, even his shoes are nicely…

Farinata (chickpea flour flatbread) with 3 Variations

Farinata (chickpea flour flatbread) with 3 Variations

Appetizers & Sides,Baked Goods,Lunch & Dinner,Snacks & Sweets

Last week I looked in my pantry and I noticed a glass canister full of Chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour that had sat there unused for a while and I wasn't sure what to do with it.   I have added some of it to cookie recipes and other baked goods but was not happy with the flavor.  And I didn't feel like making falafals.   So I googled "chickpea flour" and what I found was Farinata (aka Cecina or Socca).   I am half Italian and spent a year studying in Italy but I (shamefully) had never heard of Farinata, which is a chickpea flour flat bread.    It was in.   A naturally gluten free flatbread was right up my alley.  I feel…

Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

Appetizers & Sides,Snacks & Sweets

Last night Eric and I watched an interesting segment on 60 Minutes  called "Is Sugar Toxic."   It was a great program and I encourage you  to listen to the new scientific studies about what sugar is doing to our bodies.    To see the program, click  here.   The science shows that sugar feeds cancer cells, leads to heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.    The non-fat craze of the 1990's led to a big increase in sugar consumption because in order to make the non-fat foods taste better, companies added sugar.   In one week many of us are consuming the same amount of sugar that our ancestors would eat over the course of one year!  And the diseases…