Sesame Almond Snack Bars

Alternate title: Thanksgiving Travel Treats! These bars are for the sesame lover or anyone who appreciates a crunchy-chewy, healthy snack. They remind me of sesame candies- those small rectangles wrapped in crinkly plastic ....more

Sturdy Italian Plum Cake

I got a container of very ripe Italian plums in a delivery of mystery vegetables (and apparently some fruit). They were smaller and more oblong than regular plums, and even though they were ripe, they weren’t very juicy or sweet. They seem to be common during the fall harvest, so there’s a chance you might still find them around ....more

Pumpkin-Mango Cake

Pumpkin and mango – two of my favorite things – shouldn’t normally go together. But paired in this spiced cake, they are so delicious. The mango is the subtle star, sweet and meltingly soft ....more

Miso-Cured Black Cod: A Taste of Japan

As soon as I opened the oven and got a whiff of this fish, I knew it was perfect. It brought me right back to Japan. I first encountered broiled, miso-cured black cod on the airplane, and afterwards it appeared as a component of several other meals throughout our trip, including breakfast ....more


Baby Rue died. ...more

Toasty Berbere Shrimp Rolls

In the past few years, lobster rolls have exploded all over DC (not literally). There are lobster roll trucks and multiple stand-alone stores, and all of them are delicious. The same seems to be true for Philadelphia ....more

Healthy Melty Chocolate Bars

I had a sleepover with an esteemed member of the Global Supper Club, and she served me the most crave-worthy breakfast-on-the-go. This chocolate bar is a satisfying, salty-sweet snack that starts off cold and then literally melts in your mouth. It’s so tasty, you’d never know that it is jam packed with nutrients ....more

Sesame-Miso Slaw

Where have I been, people want to know. I’m flattered, really. I’ve been here all along, home on my computer, doing actual work ....more

Baby Rue Takes a Dip

I had a feeling that Rue would be a water dog. She started digging in her water bowl and almost jumped into a fountain. Her hair seems to repel water ....more

Refreshing Carrot Salad

This is the perfect salad to make when you need a refreshing side dish but have a very sparse pantry. I was making crêpes complète (buckwheat crêpes filled with ham, gruyère, and a runny egg) and knew I would need a bright side salad, something with lemon, to cut through the richness. But I had no salad greens, and the only supermarkets within walking distance of my new home are grossly expensive ....more