Refreshing Quinoa, Avocado, and Raspberry Breakfast (or Anytime) Salad

June 25, 2013

In spite of the fact that, as of Friday, days are now destined to grow shorter, it still feels as though summer is just kicking off. With that feeling comes delight in summer cooking (and uncooking). Berries, greens, stone fruits, and (my favorite) tomatoes: there are so many marvelous seasonal fruits and vegetables to put […]

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Strawberry, Avocado, and Spearmint Smoothie. Vegan Summer Sips!

May 14, 2013
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Two days ago, I mentioned the generous and wonderful bounty basket that I received from Relay Foods. It was bursting with fresh greens, strawberries, and mint–a wonderful offering, if you ask me. I’ve already whipped up one delicious salad with it. But with all of the fresh and beautiful strawberries I had on hand, I […]

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Kale, Avocado, and Strawberry Salad, Curated by Relay Foods

May 12, 2013
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Before we get to the beautiful kale, avocado, and strawberry salad you see above, I want to wish all of my readers a happy Mother’s Day. Today, I’m thinking of mothers everywhere, both human and non-human. This holiday, no matter how joyous, always makes me reflect on the many mothers who are separated painfully from […]

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Amazing Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

January 24, 2013
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All All photos courtesy of James Ransom for Food52. I don’t like to throw superlatives around, but this chili is kind of amazing. The marriage of sweet potatoes and black beans is a wonderful thing. My sweet potato and black bean enchiladas are one of my most popular entrees with readers, and if you Google […]

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Kelp Noodle 101: How to Prepare and Serve Kelp Noodles

January 21, 2013

Since posting my smashed avocado, kelp noodle, and lemon bowl last week, I’ve had a number of questions about kelp noodles. What the heck are they? Where do you find them? What do they taste like? Are they similar to regular noodles? So I figured it was time for a little primer. Hopefully it’ll help […]

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Breakfast Today: Keeping it Simple. Avocado on Sprouted Grains.

January 17, 2013

I’ve been asked to share more of my breakfasts with you all, just the way I sometimes share my packed lunches. No burden there: breakfast often feels like my favorite meal of the day, and I love talking about it, sharing it, gazing upon tasty examples of it. This winter I’ve been gravitating toward warmer […]

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Hurry Up Vegan: Smashed Avocado, Kelp Noodle, and Lemon Bowl

January 13, 2013

As soon as I made this dish, I wondered why I hadn’t made it sooner. I eat kelp noodles all the time—with pad thai sauce, with cheesy red pepper and hemp sauce, with black beans and smoky Southwestern sauce—but it hadn’t really occurred to me to treat them more like salad than noodle dish. Last […]

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