Peas, Radish, & Celery

Peas Daikon radish Celery Mint Cilantro Ginger Dressing: Rice wine vinegar Sugar Salt

Fresh Sea Vegetable Noodle Salad

Fresh sea vegetable “noodles” Firm tofu Ginger Garlic Crushed sesame & seed cracker Dressing: Dijon mustard Vegetarian Mushroom Sauce Rice wine vinegar Bragg’s Liquid Aminos Chinkiang vinegar Rice wine vinegar Brown sugar Sriracha

Watermelon Radish & Pickled Cherries

Sweet Kale Salad Mix (green cabbage, broccoli, kale, Brussel sprouts, & radicchio) Watermelon radish Shallot Rhubarb Marinated, baked firm tofu (pomegranate molasses, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, Dijon, red wine vinegar, za’atar) Crunchy dried peas Pickled cherries (red wine vinegar, distilled vinegar, sugar, salt, shallot, ground toasted spices – cinnamon, black pepper, fennel, mustard seed, star anise,…

Carrot Slaw

Coleslaw doesn’t have to be  a cabbage-centered, overly goopy salad.  Shredded carrots in a tangy, spicy, vinaigrette make for a tasty, unexpected change.  It’s kind of funny, too, because as I was enjoying this salad, I thought to myself: “this is what carrot cake would/could taste like if it ever decided to become a salad.” …

Minty Slaw with Black Grapes

I could eat a variation on coleslaw any time of the year, but hot summer days seem to demand a refreshing, crunchy slaw, don’t you think? On a recent trip to Lee Lee, I found myself standing over the refrigeration unit that is always jam packed with an amazing variety of mint and its cousins. …

Sushi Roll Salad

As much as I love making my own sushi rolls for lunch, sometimes the steps and myriad of components needed to put together plump rolls is too overwhelming.  Faced with mountains of commitments right now, I needed a simple way to answer the cravings I’ve been having for all the tasty goodness of sushi. Then…

Creamy Ginger Coleslaw

Cabbage Celery Green onions Quorn Chik’n Cubes (shredded) Corn Nuts Cilantro Mint Dressing: Sour cream Rice wine vinegar Dijon mustard Fresh ginger Fresh garlic Cilantro Mint Agave syrup Coriander Salt Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids On a warm spring day, eating in the shade outside, a cool, crunchy slaw with a little ginger bite, fragrant springtime…

Warm Roasted Parsley Root & Tempeh

Baby Kale & Wild Arugula salad mixes (Trader Joe’s) Roasted parsley root (olive oil, salt & pepper) – warmed briefly before mixing into greens Marinated, baked tempeh (Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, Chinkiang vinegar, fresh rosemary, red chile flake, shallots, black pepper) – warmed briefly before mixing into greens Roasted pearl onions Feta Dressing: Trader Joe’s Truffle…

Speckled Black Beans & Bell Peppers

Spinach El Frijol Mechudo (speckled black beans) Pan fried bell peppers Pan fried onion Dressing Red wine vinegar Grainy Dijon Salt Smoked paprika A dinner born of necessity is sometimes surprisingly filling, don’t you think? I had planned to enjoy these creamy speckled black beans with pan fried bell pepper strips & onions folded in….

Autumn Salad

Spinach Roasted sugar pumpkin Marinated, baked tofu (apple cider jam, Dijon mustard, Thai red curry paste, Bragg’s liquid amino acids, red wine vinegar) Red onion Pink apple Cilantro Tangerine zest Dressing: Dried Chile Colorado  (dry skillet toasted & rehydrated) Thai red curry paste Red wine vinegar Apple cider vinegar Tangerine juice Fresh ginger Apple cider…