Take a Powerful Pause Today

It’s easy to forget—when you work at the world’s largest philanthropy and give away billions of dollars each year—that at the heart of the complex systems we seek to change are people.  These people may feel powerless and yet, they have the power to change hundreds of lives within their own communities. Their most powerful … Read More

The Chocolate Babka

I just bought Zahav by Michael Solomonov, the chef behind that Philadelphia restaurant. It’s got some amazing summer salads but I went straight for the babka recipe. The last time I had chocolate babka was at that Data and Society meeting in NYC and it was good! A babka is easier to make than you … Read More

Curried cauliflower with pickled plums

The other day I made this simple salad with my head of cauliflower from the farmer’s market. You can roast it with curry, cumin, cardamom and turmeric or fry it in some coconut oil with fresh ginger.  I add a little butter at the end and sea salt to taste. Garnish with basic and diced … Read More

The summer salad that won’t wilt

It’s that time of year. School parties. End of flag football celebrations. Soccer blow out picnics. You are asked to bring something. You don’t have time. What’s a mom to do? Make a super simple cabbage salad that won’t wilt is what I say. Shred green cabbage, purple cabbage and yellow or orange peppers sliced.  … Read More

Is SEL already last year’s trend?

One of our four culture goals at the foundation is to “create energy.” This last month I went to a board meeting that created a lot of energy for me personally. The focus: a discussion on equity and empathy. More and more I am hearing about the importance of empathy and how focusing on it … Read More

The Next Time You Fry a Pork Chop

I have loved pork chops since I was a little girl. Despite my vegetarian tendencies, I love pork. My mom would lightly salt pork chops and then dust in flour and fry in hot peanut oil. She usually served them with onions or mushrooms and rice. Pork chops are a comfort food that I also … Read More