Entries by Barbara Sobel

Pan-Fried Salmon and Roasted Vegetables

I choose to roast cauliflower and purple yams because had them in the house, but you can roast almost any vegetables you like. I always make extra of this kind of simple dinner because the leftovers are great for lunch or another dinner. Ingredient 1 lb wild Alaskan salmon, dried with a paper towel 1 […]

Travel Discoveries

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to taste the different flavors in different places. I like to seek out restaurants with young chefs, visit farmer’s markets, and check out the shops where locals do their grocery shopping. On a recent trip to Paris, I discovered the taste of tonka while enjoying […]

Sheet Pan Persimmon and Zucchini Chicken

I am a huge persimmon fan and this time of year I can’t get enough. I have been experimenting with cooking with persimmons. Since I am not the sweet chef in our house, I have been playing around with using persimmons in savory dishes and they lend themselves perfectly to sheet pan meals. Ingredients 6 […]

Artichoke and Fennel Chicken Stew

I served this with quinoa (it would be great with polenta, millet or brown rice) or a salad and was delighted to have the leftovers for dinner the next day. Ingredients 1 1lb boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 onion diced 1 fennel bulb + frons diced 1 box or jar diced tomatoes (3 cups worth) […]


Lamb and Oyster Mushroom Stew

Wondering what to make Sunday night for dinner? Lamb and mushroom soup. You need a little extra time for the baking, but once the stew is in the oven it is hands-off. In this recipe, I have used a pasture-raised Sonoma lamb, oyster mushrooms, leeks, carrots, and onions with a host of herbs. Ingredients 1 […]

Chicken Pho with a Grain-Free Twist

My favorite part of pho is the plate of vegetables and herbs to put on top. Both gluten and rice cause problems for me so eating pho in a restaurant is challenging. I created this gluten and rice-free twist so I could enjoy the dish at home. Sometimes I make the dish with homemade stock, […]

Tips for Traveling While Following a Special Diet

Traveling while following a specialized diet can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be with some planning before you leave home. Just like you plan where you are going to sleep, and how you are going to get there, you can create a plan to minimize stress around food and find food that works […]

Sausage, Cauliflower Rice, and Vegetables

This week I am cooking a super fast dinner and one that I often turn to when I get home late and want something healthier than take-out, sausages with cauliflower rice and vegetables. Ingredients 1 package precooked sausages cut into quarters (you can use raw, but will need to cook longer) 1 package riced cauliflower […]


Egg Drop and Mushroom Soup

Ingredients 4 cups of chicken or vegetable stock, broth, bone broth or a combination (I use half bone broth, half water) 4 beaten eggs 2 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage 2 cups sliced assorted mushrooms 1 onion sliced thinly 2 Tablespoons coconut aminos (substitute with tamari or soy sauce) plus more when serving 1 Tablespoon […]

One-Pot Lamb and Cauliflower Stew

This is a great recipe to make on a cool night when you get home late and need something simple to prepare. To make it even easier, you can buy pre-riced cauliflower. It is one of those recipes that is even better for lunch the next day.   Ingredients 1 lb. ground lamb 1 head […]