While we’re on the topic of salad, and non-traditional salads at that, let’s talk about larb. Have you had larb yet? Because, besides the unfortunate-sounding English name, it’s totally worth eating, and then eating again. It’s that kind of good.

Baked Squash and Meat Sauce (8 of 8)

Baked Squash with Meat Sauce (Kaddo Bourani)

The sad truth about a lot of European-style food, which let’s admit is a lot of what Americans eat, is that there isn’t a lot of mixing of sweet and savory. Sure, we’ll go in for the salted caramel desserts but rarely for sugar in the main course. But that’s too bad for us because…

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Broccoli and Gorgonzola Pie

As a former vegetarian, I can tell you that I don’t enjoy vegetables because they’re healthy – I enjoy them because they taste good. Not all vegetables mind you and certainly not all preparations of those vegetables. I find boiled vegetables a total snoozefest and I’m not usually over-excited about steamed ones either. Vegetables can…

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Quinoa and Roasted Beet Salad

Beets were not something I really ate as a kid. My parents suffered through canned beets and boiled beets and they saw no point in making my brother and I suffer too. I grew up thinking of them similarly to lima beans – one of those gross vegetables that mean parents make their kids eat…

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