Avocado Fries

As an Arizonan, I feel that I know avocados. I can estimate how long it will take them to ripen, I can figure out whether they’ll taste better as guacamole or as just smashed on top of a piece of toast. Give me an avocado, some olive oil, some salt, and a spoon, and I am … More Avocado Fries

Mint and Pea Crostini with Pickled Radishes and Burrata

Spring has finally laid its gentle hand on the winter-weary backs of Bostonians. That’s my fancy way of saying — it’s SPRING! I classify that temperatures above 32F. The icebergs have melted (mostly), the sun is out (sometimes), and I don’t have to wear multiple layers to brave the wintry winds (usually). Celebration wouldn’t be … More Mint and Pea Crostini with Pickled Radishes and Burrata

The Shah (now Shah-Hoppenfeld) Tex-Med Holiday Extravaganza! AKA Thanksgiving 2014 in Review

My whole family is vegetarian. Well, my immediate family. For generations, we have been vegetarian. When my parents first moved to this country, that was a bit of a novelty. There weren’t vegetarian restaurants galore, and whole foods selling all varieties of “fake meat.” There was peas, cabbage, beans, and the occasional magic of tofu. … More The Shah (now Shah-Hoppenfeld) Tex-Med Holiday Extravaganza! AKA Thanksgiving 2014 in Review

GF Cucumber Canape

My goal: increase the number of posts I churn out. I love to write, good or bad, I love to write…which any of my friends from college who knew me first year (looking at you Sam and Liz) will laugh at. But whatever, writing is cathartic and expressive and lasting. With a blog though, there’s … More GF Cucumber Canape

Easy Snack: Corn Pizza-tillas, Gluten Free!

Yesterday was our 2 year anniversary, and it was amazing. Great food, great company, pretty wine glasses 🙂 I’ll be posting later what we had for sure…it was quite surprising for me. But today, snack time! Want something quick, something tasty, something not so bad for you? Done! Corn Pizza-tillas. Gluten free and done in … More Easy Snack: Corn Pizza-tillas, Gluten Free!