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…

Broccolini, White Beans, & Bell Peppers

Lacinato kale Sauteed broccolini Sauteed red bell pepper Sauteed onion White beans Cilantro Crunchy dried peas Dressing: White miso Lemon zest & juice Rice wine vinegar Dijon mustard Fresh ginger Grapefruit jam Turmeric Smoked paprika Salt    

Roasted Carrot Dressing

Kale Roasted sweet potatoes Garbanzo beans Pan fried green beans (cumin, coriander, salt, green onion) Green onion tops Red cabbage Golden raisins Dressing: Roasted carrots Miso Dijon mustard Grapefruit jam Rice wine vinegar White wine vinegar Olive oil Cumin & coriander Cayenne Salt Water

Red Leaf Lettuce with tomato dressing

Red leaf lettuce Bell peppers Dried heirloom mini tomatoes Chickpeas Red onion (in red wine vinegar) Labneh Dressing: Tomato paste Red wine vinegar Olive oil Dijon Smoked paprika Cumin Agave Salt & pepper Zata’ar