Spicy Peanut Kale Salad

April 1, 2014
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This salad is a proof that delicious recipes and meals can grow out of paltry fridge scrapings. Last weekend, I found myself home at lunchtime with two remaining bits of produce (a bunch of kale, almost one its last legs) and a sweet potato (not sure how long it had been in my fridge, but […]

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Curried Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Soup with Kale and Toasted Chickpeas

February 5, 2014
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I’m back! Thanks for bearing with my absence, folks. I needed some time to get over the flu and give myself a bit of TLC. As you might imagine, I’ve been doing only scant cooking in the last week or so, but as soon as the worst of it was over, I did set about […]

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Kale-Nola (Raw Kale, Buckwheat and Cacao Granola)

August 16, 2013

Friends, I am incredibly moved and inspired by the incredible comments on yesterday’s post. Thank you so much for sharing your insights and feelings with me and this community. I’ll be reading, re-reading, and responding in the coming days. For now, I’ll only say that it was one of the harder posts I’ve written–lots of […]

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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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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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Blood Orange Kale Salad with Almonds

March 19, 2013
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I can’t believe I’m saying this, but my salads have been kind of boring lately. Usually, salad is my forte. It’s the culinary zone in which my creativity and passion shines the most. But since most of my salads have gotten briskly packed up in my lunchbox lately, and eaten in a library carrel, it’s […]

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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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