Celery Root Puree Recipe

This is not the first time I have published a recipe featuring celery root. I have a lovely soup in Kitchen Matters with spinach, broccoli and celery root.  Celery root is a non-starchy vegetable with a light celery flavor.  It looks super ugly and intimidating, but once you peel away the outside, the inside is white and easy to cut, much like a potato. Watch my reel on Instagram for a video on how to peel it.  It’s easier than it looks.  I’m posting this Celery Root Puree this week in anticipation of Easter and Passover since it is light, spring-like and would complement any traditional holiday entree.Continue reading

Colcannon with Cauliflower and Kale Recipe

There are two ways I go on St. Patrick’s Day – an Irish-inspired meal and/or food that is (naturally) green.  I had to laugh when I read that in Ireland, since St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday, people often get take-out, like pizza.  Why in the States are we guzzling green beer with our corned beef and eating green-dyed bagels?  That said, I have always wanted to post a twist on the traditional Irish dish Colcannon.Continue reading

Lemony Greek Potatoes Recipe

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that I was using a continuous glucose monitor for 14 days through a company called Zoe. This is not sponsored; I was just doing an experiment and I wanted to see what types of foods, in what combinations, and when, had what kind of effects on my blood sugar.  This is a post about the most delicious potatoes I have eaten in a long while, not really about continuous glucose monitors.  BUT, I have been interested in “resistant starch,” and how it affects blood sugar and that does relate to this type of recipe.Continue reading

Mini Taco Stuffed Potatoes Recipe

This recipe is not a recipe and more an idea that I hope you can take for inspiration without needing a recipe.  I hope that makes sense! We are not having a Super Bowl party inasmuch as a mini Super Bowl gathering with a few friends. The big news is that my daughter Emma will be visiting from Dallas and I could not be more excited! Continue reading

Cod Acqua Pazza Recipe (vegan option, too!)

Photography by Victoria Wall Harris

If you’ve been hanging out here long enough, you know that my favorite night of the year is Christmas Eve at my Aunt Sheila’s house with my dad’s family – all 100+ of us.  It’s a fun night with all the traditions I grew up with: a million fish dishes, carols being sung while waiting for Santa to come down the stairs, dozens of gifts flying everywhere, chocolates and panettone and espresso to round out the evening.  Well, I know what you’re thinking.  That’s a super spreader event that is NOT happening this year.Continue reading

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Photography by Victoria Wall Harris

Let the Thanksgiving countdown begin!  So what that I am not having my typical 28-person dinner this year.  We’ll be a more intimate group of 10-ish and outdoors, but I am still doing it up!  Turkey, gravy, side dishes, pies, the whole works.  And, I’ve actually already gotten started.  Uh huh! And to help YOU get started, my new 2020 updated Thanksgiving E-book will be available for purchase THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, exactly 4 weeks before Thanksgiving!Continue reading

Poblano Potato-Leek Soup Recipe


Photography by Carolina Korman


I have been on a major soup kick this season.  I have always made soup once during the week and once on the weekend during the school year.  I am now making soup at least three times a week and we are all loving it.  I also order soup when I go out to eat, sometimes as my meal.  In the last year or so, I have always found it very beneficial to eat more of my calories before 2 pm, with my lightest meal being dinner.  That doesn’t always happen, but I feel best when I eat that way.Continue reading

Clamboil Recipe

Photos by Aliza Sokolow

The favorite meal during my summer week on Long Island is always, hands-down, the clam boil.  What’s not to love?  It’s super fun, delicious, and just screams summer.  In past years my son and my nephew have actually collected mussels at the beach to contribute towards the clam boil.  They require a lot of cleaning, so that doesn’t happen every year.Continue reading