Easy Lemon Pudding

This lemon pudding couldn’t be easier. It’s made with just four ingredients: whipping cream, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. All you do is warm everything up, then let the pudding set. It’s like magic. Elegant, simple, and with a velvety texture that is positively dreamy, this lemon pudding is perfect for Easter dinner, Mother’s… Continue reading Easy Lemon Pudding

Date Caramel Sauce

A crisp, crunchy, and tart apple dipped in sweet caramel sauce just feels like fall to me. I thought it would be a great idea to make a healthier version of a caramel dip so I could eat this as a snack instead of dessert! This no-cook vegan dip comes together quickly and is made… Continue reading Date Caramel Sauce

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Turmeric Cauliflower Curry

Many years ago, I ran a vegetarian restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana. One of our Indian friends and customers gave me this recipe, which I’ve revised over the years. (Thank you, Santosh, wherever you are!) This is a nice curry for a weeknight since it doesn’t involve too much heavy lifting. There are many versions in… Continue reading Turmeric Cauliflower Curry

Best Ever Sloppy Joe

Just hearing the words “sloppy joe” from my mother used to send us kids into a tizzy. There was something wonderfully fun about getting to eat a burger/sandwich that was messy by design. I first posted this recipe in 2008, after making it for my visiting young nephew. Sloppy joes really are a quintessential kid… Continue reading Best Ever Sloppy Joe

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Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket

My family has always cooked our Passover brisket in the oven, low and slow. It’s delicious, but takes over three hours to make! This year, I wanted to see if I could speed up the process using a pressure cooker. And you know what? You can. Using a pressure cooker, like the Instant Pot, you can make… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket

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Lavender Lemonade

For those of you suffering from sweltering summer heat, here’s a suggestion for a cooling drink, lavender-infused lemonade! Both lemons and lavender grow in abundance here (in California, and my backyard), so it was just a matter of time before they became acquainted. Lavender is edible, though English lavender and Provence lavender are most often… Continue reading Lavender Lemonade

I’ll wear a sheath dress with a blazer

For Morenike Fajana, a public interest tenant lawyer, each workday can be different. Her daily schedule — appearing in court, meeting with clients, working in the office or going to see someone’s home — dictates what she wears. But no matter what, Morenike strives to look professional. “I already look young,” she says. “I’ve had clients… Continue reading I’ll wear a sheath dress with a blazer