New Year’s Hoppin’ John Salad

January 2, 2013

In the last few days, you’ve probably seen quite a few recipes for “Hoppin’ John,” a Southern New Year’s dish with black eyed peas, rice, onion, and (sometimes) bacon. That’s the traditional variant; there are lots of other renditions. Most vegan versions of the dish omit any animal fat (obviously) and add different herbs and […]

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Tips for Making Hearty Winter Salads and Kale Salad with Kabocha Squash, Pomegranate Seeds, and Toasted Hazelnuts

December 27, 2012
kale kabocha salad

All photos courtesy of James Ransom for Food52. It’s that time of year again. Time for us all to be bombarded with endless headlines about slimming down, eating clean, fasting, dieting, portion control, and the like. I greet the tsunami of body makeover messaging that accompanies the New Year with a grain of salt at […]

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Bitter, Salty, Sour, and Sweet. Kale Salad with Roasted Kabocha Squash and Cauliflower, Candied Pumpkin Seeds, Goji Berries, and Turmeric Lemon Vinaigrette. My Entry to the Show Me Your Salad’Tude Contest!!

December 9, 2012
kabocha goji salad

Hey all! Thanks for the comments on yesterday’s post. I think Lia summed it up best by saying that the post was an illustration of the fact that health is about “so much more than food.” Wise words, and important ones to remember in the food blog realm. I have not been as excited about […]

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Butternut Squash and Garlicky Kale Lasagna with Brazil Nut Cheese

November 14, 2012

Last night, my friend Anne and I had a chance to catch up after quite a few weeks without our customary conversation and laughter. We’re both in the middle of finishing up rigorous academic programs (Anne, an MPH/RD, me, the post-bacc), and so time is quite scarce for us. Normally when we meet up, we […]

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Tortillas with Creamy Kale and Toasted Chickpeas

September 24, 2012
Tortillas with Creamy Kale and Toasted Chickpeas

When was the last time you cleaned out your freezer? Me, I almost never do. This week, I’ve been doing some major house cleaning, which has led to all sorts of fascinating discoveries. Juice pulp from 2011, courtesy of Valerie. Sunshine Burgers that have turned into bricks. Thanksgiving stuffing from last year. Flax seeds that […]

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Season’s Best: Kale Salad with Carrots, Apples, Raisins, and Creamy Curry Dressing

September 17, 2012
Kale Salad with Carrots, Apples, Raisins, and Creamy Curry Dressing

Happy Monday! So glad you guys like the almond ginger nori snacks. They’ve given me a lot of ideas for future snacks. I’ll be keeping you posted, of course This salad—a creamy, delicious mix of kale, apples, raisins, and carrots, all with a creamy curried dressing—is perfect for autumn. The last time I made a […]

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Omega-3 Rich Roasted Garlic Hemp Kale Chips

September 12, 2012
garlic hemp kale chips

Hi there! I didn’t intend for this to be a week full of product reviews, but that’s how it seems to be shaping up! On Monday, I showcased delicious, raw veggie snacks from Just Pure Foods. Yesterday, I wrote about the Navitas Smoothment, and a few of the tasty superfoods that will be on display […]

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