Favorite Falafel

It’s summer when we want falafel. I’m not sure why. Is it the yummy tzatziki sauce that goes with it so well? Or does this Middle Eastern chickpea-based dish simply call for the freshest tomatoes, the crispest cucumbers, the sweetest onions to share its plate? Whatever the reason, it’s definitely the season to dust off ourContinue reading “Favorite Falafel”

Mediterranean Buddha Bowl

I am so loving the flexible, tasty, nutritious meal concept that is the Buddha Bowl. I can think of so many yummy permutations: Mexican (cilantro-topped kidney beans and brown rice), Southern (grits and collard greens, with bacon and black-eyed peas), Indian, Thai, Korean. I’ll stop. But the one I stirred up for my Daytime Blue RidgeContinue reading “Mediterranean Buddha Bowl”

Build Your Own Buddha Bowl

It’s February and in my neck of the woods the weather can be fickle. One day nearly 70, the next day in the 40s. Which makes getting dressed — and cooking dinner — something of a challenge. Soups are still essential. Comfort food is yet calling my name. But right about now I am craving real, whole, healthy dishes.Continue reading “Build Your Own Buddha Bowl”