Orange Bell Pepper Coleslaw

A little bit of crisper drawer cleaning was required last Saturday; I try to use up the last of the veggies before they are too far gone and I had, as most of us do, a little of this and a little of that from the preceding weeks’ meals.  Plus, a perfectly ripe avocado that…

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…

Roasted Parsnips with Lemon Curry Dressing

“SuperFoods” Baby Lettuces Blend: Spinach, Chard, & Kale Oven roasted parsnips (salt, pepper, coriander, nutmeg & lemon zest) Baked, marinated tofu (Balsamic vinegar, Maple syrup, soy sauce, blueberries) Shallots (roasted with parsnips) Dried wild blueberries Dried, salted peas Sugar snap pea pods Dressing Non-Fat Greek yogurt Lemon juice Cilantro Mint Maple Syrup Fresh ginger Salt…

Golden Beets with Creamy Horseradish Dressing

Sweet, mildly earthy, and warm – golden beets are a true favorite.  Their bright orange hue provides a fantastic range of minerals & vitamins but also a brightness on the plate of sunshine captured, stored underground, and available in an unassuming, delicious root.  Roasting brings out the sweet flavor of just about any vegetables, yellow…

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…

Green Papaya Salad with Avocado

I’ve made lots of variations of  green papaya salad over the years (I’ve shared 10 on this site to date). Before it becomes the bright orange tropical fruit, an unripe papaya reveals itself as a crisp, light, mildly-cucumberesque vegetable that is most often seen at Thai restaurants as som tam salad.  On a recent night…

Egg Salad

Arugula Hard boiled egg whites Jicama Celery Green onions Sacha Inchi nuts Dressing: Mayonnaise Yellow Mustard Lemon juice Rice wine vinegar Salt & Pepper Agave syrup Sumac

Papaya & Cabbage Slaw with Creamy Thai Green Curry

Green papaya Green cabbage Purple cabbage Marinated, pan fried gluten rolls (Thai green curry paste, Bragg’s liquid aminos, rice wine vinegar, mustard seeds, ginger, apple cider vinegar) Snap peas Green onion Dried apricots Toasted, salted pecans Cilantro Rau Tia To / Purple perilla (Vietnamese mint) Dressing: Sour cream Rice wine vinegar Soy sauce Thai green…

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

Green Papaya with Creamy Dressing

Green papaya Chinese celery (Leaf celery) Leeks Marinated, baked gluten rolls Dried mango Serrano chile Mint Rau Ram (Vietnamese coriander leaves) Dressing: Sour cream Rice wine vinegar Mayonnaise Agave Shallot Salt Cayenne Dried coriander