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. …

Cauliflower Rice with Black Beans, Tangerines, & Ginger

I’m new to the world of cauliflower rice.  I’ve “riced” heads of cauliflower a couple of times, primarily to use in my nori rolls, but with life busier than I’d like these days, I’m on the lookout for ways to keep my veggie intake up but with a little less work on my part.  Thus,…

Watermelon Radish & Cannellini Beans

It’s time for watermelon radishes again! Their cheerful magenta centers, cool crunch, and slightly sweet-hot flavor means spring is coming and I was thrilled to see them last weekend at the farmer’s market.  I love to pair them with other fresh spring-like flavors, like mint & peas.  To show them off in this week’s salad,…

Arugula with Roasted Fennel & Cauliflower

The clock is always ticking on produce.  Nature brings fruits & veggies to the table on its own cycle and I look forward to the arrival of each new season’s bounty with equal measure to the part of me that will miss something when it goes out of season for the year. When I saw…

White Bean Chili

December’s here and  nothing calls out to me more than a warm bowl I can wrap my hands around while I eat lunch (especially in light of the fact that the breakroom at work is always a touch on the chilly side, in my opinion).   A slightly creamy, tangy chili, with the subtle back-heat from…

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….

Red Cabbage with Creamy Thai Yellow Curry

Red cabbage Lacinato kale Roasted sweet potatoes with lemon zest Black beans Toasted, salted pecans Roasted yellow summer squash Green onions Dressing: Sour cream Rice wine vinegar Thai yellow curry paste Cilantro Agave syrup Salt

Pesto Zucchini & Watermelon Radish

Arugula Zucchini Watermelon radish Sugar snap peas Cannellini beans Shallot Dressing: Pesto (basil, parsley, Parmesan cheese, almonds, garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper, red chile flake) White wine vinegar Olive oil Lemon juice Garlic clove Dijon mustard Agave syrup Salt

Roasted Parsnips, Black Beans & Dried Oranges

Kale Roasted parsnips (crushed whole cumin seed, olive oil, salt & pepper) Black beans Dried orange slices (crushed whole cumin seed, olive oil, salt & pepper) Red onion (soaked in orange juice, zest & apple cider vinegar) Toasted pumpkin seeds Goat cheese Dressing: Orange juice & zest Apple cider vinegar White wine vinegar Olive oil Toasted…