Ginger Lentil Soup with Eggplant Puree

Ginger Lentil Soup with Eggplant Purée
 
Lessons in Moments of Silence
A couple of weeks ago, a beloved neighbor passed away unexpectedly. Of all the people I know, why did it have to be him? My neighbor is known for being bright and positive, and such a statement is not of his spirit. That being said, I realize it’s a terrible thought to utter into words. Grief over a loss has mostly been my experience of late, for his passing is the fourth memorial in less than six months. My perception of life has tilted toward the negative. Attempting to wake up happy, I’m moving with a heavy heart against a strong wind that doesn’t cease to take a break. Read more

Lemon-Sage Chicken Served with Scallions and Pine Nut Rice

Lemon-Sage Chicken served with Scallions and Pine Nut Rice
Lemon-Sage Chicken served with Scallions and Pine Nut Rice

The Lemon-Sage Chicken served with Scallions and Pine Nut Rice is one of those recipes that almost didn’t make it online. It is too simple of a good dish. It’s so simple that it didn’t call for a post. There are no stories behind this recipe. Perhaps, the exception is the boyfriend firmly insisted I write about it. Why? He thinks this is one of the best dishes. He savored every bite. It caught him by surprise to learn this dish wasn’t being posted. Read more

An Honorable Day

Chocolate Raspberry Tart served with Champagne
Chocolate Raspberry Tart served with Champagne

Two achievements today has me bubbly excited. The first happy news is winning the Judges Vote of the 2010 Black Weblog Award for the “Best Cooking and Food Blog.” Last July, My Life Runs On Food was nominated as a finalist. To gain recognition among the other popular food blogs is an honor. The second achievement was being mentioned in www.CuisineNoirMag.com’s article, Calling All Black Food Bloggers. Read more