Raspberry Nut Muffins

Raspberries and nuts make a sweet breakfast treat.

Sesame Noodle Salad

Buckwheat noodles with various vegetables and sesame oil make a delicious, protein-packed Asian noodle salad.

Noodle Kugel

Kugel is a traditional Jewish side dish that is usually slightly sweet but is often served as a side dish, rather than a dessert.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A grilled cheese sandwich, sometimes called toasted cheese, is one of the simplest and yet tastiest dishes around. There’s something about melty, gooey cheese on toast that really hits the spot.

Miso Soup

This is a very simple but richly-flavored soup.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips

These aren’t much more work than regular mashed potatoes, but they have a lot more flavor.

French Toast

This is the recipe for the best French toast I’ve ever had – a variation on the house recipe at a little café I used to work at in Illinois. I hope you enjoy it!

Sweet Potato Pancakes

These crunchy pancakes are delicious at any time of day or night.


This is a recipe for sambar, probably the most universal dish of South India. It has been adapted for the cooler climate of Monterey Bay.


The timing for this recipe is very important. Following these instructions to the letter will leave you with a very light, fluffy omelette that will melt in your mouth.

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