Sicilian Caponata to #StopDiabetes

Ok diabetes, allow me to blow your mind. Here is a recipe that is both Italian and rife with chocolate that is made especially for you. November is American Diabetes Month, and so I am celebrating with a series of cookbooks the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has published. But here’s my attitude, as a physician, […]

Msemmen Flatbread for the Doctors Ellis

Congratulations, Dr. Ellis! Exciting times in the family, had a reunion this weekend in Columbus, Ohio to celebrate my brother’s becoming a doctor. I got to walk with faculty and hood him on stage, guh, such an honor. It’s a long road, but there is a large, delicious dinner at the end with all your […]

Turkish Pita and Stuff

Stuff is the worst. Possessions are one thing, shoes are treasures, but stuff is a curse. It would be great if there were a giant flour sifter, a big silver cylinder, and I could just squeeze a handle to capture all the treasures while losing the dust, the stuff, that clutters my floors and shelves. […]

Avocado, Feta and Cherry Tomato Salsa Flatbreads

Haiku #7 Since honesty kills drama, why not walk through each new day stark naked? Avocado, Feta and Cherry Tomato Salsa Flatbreads Adapted from Food and Wine 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing 1 small shallot, minced 1/3 cup chopped mint 1/3 cup chopped cilantro 1 1/2 […]

Tartine Potato Focaccia

The Roots are not only one of my favorite bands, they are the class of my favorite vegetables. Roots and Tubers (which would be the name of my chickens’ band if only I would let them into a recording studio) are the very last thing the Earth yields before turning to stone for a few […]