Mexican Rice and Bean Bowl with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Cinco de Mayo may only be one day, but I have more Mexican deliciousness up my sleeve to share. Today’s recipe features black beans, then adds brown rice and kale in whatever portions you like and tops the whole thing with creamy avocado, crisp corn, and pretty scallions. There’s a lot of nutrition in this bowl—and it will tantalize your…

Fitness Inspiration (or, Balance What You Eat with Physical Activity)

Monday, April 20, 2015


Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, 
while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. Plato’s words, not mine, and I’m not going to try and improve upon his prose—especially given I agree with the sentiment. I can’t compete with some of the greatest thinkers of the Western world, after all. But Marathon…

Diet and Weight: A Matter of Health, Not Looks

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Obesity and Health | The Obesity Society

I Hate Talking About Weight! Honestly, I don’t really enjoy talking and thinking about weight, mine or anybody else’s. Who does? It’s a bit ironic given the majority of my research is on diet and obesity. Many of my studies look at how what we eat and drink impacts weight gain and its risk to diseases such as type 2…

Goat Cheese Cream (Dessert Topping) | What I Made on The Taste

Monday, December 22, 2014

Poached fruit is one of my favorite desserts. Elegant and flavorful, beautiful and delicious. Easy on the waistline, too. Of course, the calories creep up once you start spooning on this dreamy topping. An intriguing alternative to whipped cream, this recipe mixes chèvre (goat’s cheese), mascarpone, and crème fraîche together to create the perfect complement to poached pears and other desserts….

Sweet and Spicy Candied Pistachios | What I Made on The Taste

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sweet. Spicy. Salty. Down-right addictive. Candied nuts are the perfect cocktail nibble or crunchy garnish and often appear in some form on my holiday menu. I generally use pecans and have a bowl out on the bar for people to munch while mixing a cocktail. (And usually add bourbon to the recipe, if we’re being honest.) Yet pistachios are smaller…

The Gift of Biscotti: Pretty, Mini, and Tied in Crimson

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Triple Chocolate Biscotti

When it comes to the holidays, I’m like anyone else, loving my annual cookie baking and eggnog making. Think: butter cookies in two flavors (cranberry pistachio and almond apricot), triple chocolate biscotti, and spicy-sweet gingersnaps. (These are just a small sampling of what’s here on my blog, with many more dishes to inspire here.) Where I am perhaps a little different from others,…

Summertime Hydration, the P.K. Way

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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Sick of drinking water? Add your favorite herbal tea bags to a pitcher of cold water in the refrigerator and let it brew for about an hour so it’s ready whenever you are. In my house, it’s the go-to beverage all year long. Everyone enjoys a cold drink on a hot summer’s day, whether to remain hydrated or just because…

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Cherries and Walnuts

Friday, March 29, 2013

Thanks for indulging me these past few days with my cauliflower soup trifecta, including the basic (yet still fabulous) roasted and wonderful combinations including broccoli and artichokes. I actually have one more cauliflower-based soup to share, but I’ll hold off on that on for a few months. Today, “c” stands not for cauliflower but for cookie. Here, we take everyone’s…

So this Broccoli Walks Into a Cauliflower…

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Broccoli Soup | #pkway

Roasted Cauliflower Soup: It’s Just the Beginning To share my love of cauliflower in all its forms, I promised there would be several variations of cauliflower soup. Today’s recipe is the first example, and it’s dedicated to all of you out there who prefer the green crucifer to the white. This soup is just as delicious as basic cauliflower, but including…

Divine Cauliflower Soup (Preferably Roasted)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


I feel like I say “This is my favorite soup!” way too often. Of course, they can’t all be my favorites. That said, cauliflower soup really is a true favorite. This shouldn’t surprise you, given the unabashed affection I showed for roasted cauliflower, smashed cauliflower, Mexican cauliflower, and a few of its friends like aloo gobi and tri-color cauli salad. Today’s soup…

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