Author Archives: Jenn

Quinoa Salad

I never know what to bring to potlucks. It has to be easy, preferably healthy, but also tasty so that the non-vegetarians in the room don’t balk. I figured quinoa would be a little out of the ordinary, but my … Continue reading

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Edamame Ravioli

Buddakan. I just like how it rolls off the tongue. Buddakan. A year or so ago, during a conference in Philadelphia, a group of us went to Buddakan for dinner. Buddakan. It’s phenomenal. Go there. I had edamame ravioli and … Continue reading

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Restorative Sundays

Maybe it’s just me, but Sunday can be a really stressful day. You’re staring down the reality of everything that needs to be accomplished in the upcoming week while trying to catch up with the lingering responsibilities of the week … Continue reading

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Patacones

Favorite Ecuadorian food #1: quinoa Favorite Ecuadorian food #2: patacones Did you know that Ecuador is the world’s largest exporter of bananas? Hence, Ecuadorians have a ridiculous amount of banana and plantain recipes. You can poach them, fry them, bake … Continue reading

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The India Diaries Part VI: Varanasi to Agra

You can’t go to India without going to Agra. Well, you can, but you shouldn’t. Along the way, people told me that it’s not worth the travel to get there. There are so many other wonderful things to see in … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Napoleon

A couple of weeks ago, I attended my dear friend Marie’s wedding in Alexandria. Marie was my first real Washington friend and to celebrate her wedding somehow made this place feel lived in. I’ve been in DC more than five … Continue reading

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Tofu Sour Cream

As much as I enjoy Tofutti’s Better Than Sour Cream, I must admit that I feel a little guilty about using (and recommending) it. At the end of the day, it’s still a processed food with some decidedly unrecognizable ingredients. … Continue reading

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