Quinoa Tabbouleh

•March 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

In honor of the three fifths of my family traipsing around Israel/Palestine right now, I’ve decided to put my own spin on the traditional Middle Eastern dish tabbouleh. Instead of featuring bulgar as the grain base, I have substituted quinoa. This dish is delicious, healthy, quick and a great light salad option you can add to any meal. 

– 1 bunch of parsley
– 1/2 bunch of scallions 
– 1 lemon
– 1 beefsteak tomato
– 1 cup quinoa


1. Boil the quinoa.
2. Cold rinse both the parsley and the scallions. Tear the long stems off the parsley and then finely chop both the parsley and scallions to your preference.

3. Dice your tomato. Halve your lemon. 
4. Toss all the items into a giant bowl (after letting your quinoa cool for a moment or two) and juice the lemon over it to taste. I squeezed the whole darn thing on it, but that may just be for me. Enjoy! 


Quinoa Taco Chili

•March 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

This winter has been full of my making dissatisfying, discouraging diet choices. While it’s true that living gluten free is not a necessity for me, eating lactose free is. Frequently I have chosen to “cheat” (thereby eating both lactose and gluten) and — especially because there was the emotional component of “I feel sad; eating this comfort food should comfort me” — I would just feel so ridiculously crummy afterwards… #comfortfoodfail.

In a similar vein, I have lamented in what I can’t have rather than relishing what I can.

Let this return to more frequent blogging also be a return to more healthful eating for my body and my soul.


– 1 lb ground beef
– 1 pkt taco seasoning
– 2 beefsteak tomatoes
– 1 can of corn
– 1 can black beans
– 1 large green pepper
– 1/2 cup dry quinoa

1. Boil up the quinoa.
2. Dice the tomatoes and green peppers.
3. Cook the ground beef with the taco seasoning.
4. Combine all of them together and devour!


Standing at the Middle of the World

•March 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment

From the thoughts and fingers of my wonderful brother.

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The meaning of this title is two fold. One very literal, a supposed central place of the entire world, and another whose meaning is much more complicated than a mere two folds, aka the Palestine Israel conflict being central to the entire worlds attention. Today I stood under a mural of Jesus Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher which is/was considered by many to mark the center of the world. There just happen to be a few other significant places in the Church. It is home to the site where Jesus is believed to have been crucified, another space where he was washed and prepared for burial, as well as his tomb. To stand in the place where a man, who was an epitome of morality, had his life ended for his beliefs and the threat that those beliefs posed to the status quo of the standing rulers is a powerful experience. In a place of such strong religious purpose, you have…

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Midnight Snack: Punchy Island Turkey Meatballs

•March 2, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I’ve been reflecting on the theory of blood type diets and whether there is truth in it. For those unfamiliar, a comprehensive introduction can be found here. What makes it complicated is that, as a Type A, I am allegedly going to be happiest eating mostly vegetarian. While I certainly don’t depend on meat in every instance of sustenance, the lack of other categories cooperating in my life (dairy, gluten) makes it tough to know what to eat. Too many of the things I am drawn to as sin foods are useless to me thanks to my body’s dismay. Pizza, fettucini alfredo, ice cream. Delicious and so so devastating to the digestive system. Thusly, gotta eat a lotta kale, right? Well I can’t help but have protein cravings in the middle of the night (I knew hummus was the perfect food) and since I’m not sold on letting go of dead animal and my love for it in the name of a hypothetical proclivity to cancer or diabetes. In the event anyone has more proof, send it along immediately please, but until then this hypochondriac would like permission to let that be a little farther out of my radar than it “should” be.

The point is I wanted Turkey Meatballs in the middle of the night, with some sort of concocted sauce. I landed on Sriracha and Thousand Island. Delicious.


Sound of a Breaking Heart Demo (from ‘Vessel: A New Feminist Musical’)

•December 11, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Sound of a Breaking Heart Demo (from ‘Vessel: A New Feminist Musical’)

The new Act II opening to my original musical, which will be experiencing an overhaul very shortly for a New York premiere! Stay tuned! 

© RGE 2012 

Pulled Pork with Haricot Verts and Avocado!

•December 10, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Tonight for dinner I heated up some pulled pork and fresh green beans, cubed an avocado, and Earth Balanced up some Udi’s!




•December 2, 2013 • Leave a Comment


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