Author: Cindy Lepore Hart

steel cut oatmeal
Breakfast

Steel Cut Oatmeal

Steel cut oatmeal typically takes 45 minutes to cook. Who has time for that in the morning? Well here is a make-ahead steel cut oatmeal recipe that is made the night before in just minutes! My daughter originally found this recipe at the kitchn website. We’ve now made it many […]

Cindy in her garden
Gardening

Cindy in Her Garden

Cindy in her garden, enjoying organically growing vegetables and fruits. Meet Cindy Lepore Hart from Santa Cruz, California, USA ??  “My Italian grandfather always had a garden in his backyard. I remember how delicious the produce tasted. Also, Trips to Italy where I ate delicious meals also inspired me to start […]

indian vegetable curry
Vegetarian Entrees

Indian Vegetable Curry

I learned to make curries years ago while working at the college cafeteria. During a summer seminar, an Indian group arrived. They sent their chef into the kitchen to teach my friend and I how to make food for them. When I had my restaurant, Indian Vegetable Curry was a […]

eggplant parmigiana
Vegetarian Entrees

Eggplant Parmigiana

Here is a short video demonstrating how to assemble Eggplant Parmigiana. I used fresh tomatoes, basil and eggplant from my garden. If you plan to make this in the winter when tomatoes are out of season, you can substitute canned tomatoes in juice. Eggplant Parmigiana

bowl of rice
Side Dishes

Brown Rice: Health Benefits and How to Cook

Health Benefits of Brown Rice Brown rice, which is whole grain can be turned into white rice by removing and polishing more of the kernel — but with that process comes a loss in nutrients. White rice has had the bran and germ removed, which are the most nutritious parts of […]