Middle Eastern Comfort Food By Catharine L. Kaufman—a.k.a. The Kitchen Shrink If you wonder what the common link might be between the dictionary’s dual definitions of “humus or hummus” as  “(1) soil with partly decomposed … Read More


INGREDIENTS—All Organic—serves 8 as a side-dish, 6 as a main course. 2 Yukon Yellow potatoes 2 red potatoes 2 medium Ruby Yams 1 cup fresh broccoli florets 1 cup Lacinato (i.e. “dino-”) kale 4 whole … Read More

Heirloom Tomato Soup

(Best when all organic ingredients are used) NOTE: Since this soup keeps well for at least two weeks in the refrigerator (in fact, its flavor actually improves with time) and lends variety to menus by … Read More

On The Road

Tasty, Portable Foods that Keep Travelers Alert and Energized   By Dina Eliash Robinson If you have ever wondered why we need rest and recovery after even the least active vacation, consider how mentally and … Read More

Claire’s on Cedros

Claire’s on Cedros Bakery and Café 246 North Cedros Solana Beach, CA 92075 Phone: 858-259-8597 Claires on Cedros Serves Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch Hours: Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday … Read More

Kid-Friendly School Lunches

By Catharine L. Kaufman — a.k.a. The Kitchen Shrink Dear Kitchen Shrink: Yiikes! I really need a refresher course on school lunches because last year I earned a D+. My son’s friends said his lunches … Read More