Potato pancakes or latkes are traditionally from Eastern and Northern Europe or served during the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. Often, they’re fried in oil. In this recipe, these latkes are baked. Sweet potatoes are added for a unique twist, and cumin adds a smokey flavor. Of course, a touch of crushed red pepper is an optional spice.
Trying to eat more vegetables during this carnivorous Fourth of July? No problem. Slap your grill with perfectly seasoned slices of sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini and other vegetables. The grill is a hearty flavor enhancer for caramelizing vegetables competing with those saucy baby back ribs. Either do it yourself or hire a caterer that specializes in both carnivore and vegan dishes. Read more
It’s the first few days of spring, and the weather is chilly. It comes to no surprise of hearing about future snowstorms at this time of year in New York. I once experienced the four seasons in one day. The morning started warm as I left my apartment in a sundress with a raincoat that only looks pretty. 45 minutes later, I exited the train station in the city to a crisp and cold breeze, similar to the fall season. By lunchtime snow flurries larger than a quarter were drifting pass the office windows. Toward the evening, the day had returned to a pleasant warmer temperature with no evidence of snow or rain. Read more