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,…

Mint, Jicama, & Apricot Coleslaw

Hot days require cooling crunch, don’t they?  I love the crisp, clean flavor of fresh jicama, and when it’s paired with fresh mint and a bright, citrusy dressing, it’s elevated to a simple, yet purely delicious, summertime treat. I wanted to feature jicama in slaw this week and the pairing of colorful, mildly bitter purple…

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…

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,…

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…

Celebrating Purple

Purple abounds on my table this week.  I hadn’t planned it as such, but my lunchtime salad is dark, deep, and gloriously purple, thanks to purple/red cabbage & tart dried cranberries and my evening plate also glows violet featuring purple kale & red onions, mixed with black rice and roasted sweet potatoes.  There must be…

Sweet Potato & Avocado Rolls

Nori Califlower rice (Rice wine vinegar, Mirin, horseradish, cilantro, salt, sugar) Steamed sweet potato Avocado Orange bell pepper Soft bean curd sheet Pickled daikon (Rice wine vinegar, salt, sugar) Seed blend (Furikaki, sunflower & chia seeds, black & white sesame seeds, toasted millet)  

Mediterranean Crunch Made Better

Costco Mediterranean Crunch Mix: Romaine, Broccoli, Carrot, Red Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chicory Firm Tofu Red, yellow, & orange bell pepper Grape tomatoes Dressing: Grainy Dijon mustard Red miso Red wine vinegar Olive oil White wine vinegar Bragg’s liquid aminos Honey Smoked paprika Oregano Zata’ar Salt & pepper

Celery & Cabbage Slaw with Creamy Dill Dressing

Cabbage Celery Edamame Red onion Parsley Mock grilled chicken strips (Beyond Meat brand) Crunchy dried peas Dressing: Yogurt Dill Shallot Labne White wine vinegar Honey Garlic clove Salt & pepper