An Incredibly Simple and Delicious Cauliflower Soup

  I’m an ingredient junky.  I can happily spend hours searching out the perfect ingredient at high end grocery stores.  It IS my habit. But this exquisite recipe requires only 3 ingredients:  cauliflower, onion, olive oil, water and salt and pepper (water, salt and pepper do not count as ingredients).   I know, I know […]

Wotta Chicken Salad!

This is the oldest recipe I have — I think it dates back to 1981.   I used to pore over my mom’s Gourmet magazines long ago, salivating over food I had never even heard of.   After some pretty gruesome recipe experiments at 19 and 20, I started to seriously read cookbooks from the […]

Baja Shrimp Tacos

School vacations give me serious time to think about anything OTHER than school.  I did some serious soul searching recently recently when I went to the VERY seriously delicious Cala restaurant on Fell Street in SF with a group of friends.  I’ve been wanting to eat there for the longest time  — and once there, […]

Shrimp in Madeira Sauce with Cherry Tomatoes and Crispy Shallots

I’ve made this for my mom, and two sets of friends and the verdict is that this is DUH-LICIOUS.  Easy to make and wonderful flavors — I added a big pinch of Aleppo pepper because I’m in love with it.  It’s so good, it’ll help you forget (for a few minutes) the mess that our […]