Lunch

Soba Noodle, Roasted Broccoli, and Spicy Chickpea Bowl

February 12, 2014
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Happy Wednesday, folks. As D.C. prepares itself for another blast of snow, I’m here with an express post. This easy soba noodle bowl was a big hit this week; I boiled a bunch of soba noodles at once, so that I could enjoy them several days in a row. If you do the same–make about […]

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Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad

December 3, 2013
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Back in my working days, I was sometimes lucky enough to have lunch at ABC Kitchen, a restaurant just north of Union Square in New York. Though it’s not a vegan restaurant, ABC Kitchen features some of the best vegetable dishes I’ve had, including lentil soup with celery root and herbs, braised mushrooms with farro and […]

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Black Bean and Corn Tostadas

August 31, 2013
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To all those who are celebrating, I wish you a wonderful and restful holiday weekend. I’ll be catching up on work, but doing so from my Mom’s place in New York, which is restful and nice for both of us. In the meantime, I’m here to share one of the recipes I’ve recently featured as […]

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Vegan Lunch: Sweet Potato and Chives on Avocado Toast

June 21, 2013
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In this week’s vegan lunch column for Food52, I’m extolling the virtues and variety of avocado toast. When it comes to this simple, stress-free, and comforting lunchtime (or anytime) staple, there is no end of possibility. Some of my favorite varieties include: Heirloom tomato & sprouts Coarse sea salt and cracked black pepper Fresh microgreens […]

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Hurry Up Vegan: Confetti Quinoa and Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

February 6, 2013
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Since posting my bell peppers stuffed with “confetti guacamole” last week, I suppose I’ve been enjoying the idea of “confetti” anything: confetti salad, confetti rice, confetti kelp noodles. It sounds a lot more jolly than “rice with mixed vegetables,” doesn’t it? Yesterday, as I was whipping up lunch in a hurry (I’d studied longer than […]

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

January 13, 2013
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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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Kale-Slaw: Dinosaur Kale and Cabbage Slaw with Creamy Cashew Hemp Dressing

January 7, 2013
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Look up “slaw” in Merriam-Webster, and you’ll be redirected to the entry for “coleslaw.” The definition for that word is, “a salad made of raw sliced or chopped cabbage.” Though most coleslaw does involve raw cabbage, I like to think of “slaw” any salad of shredded veggies—usually with at least one crucifer involved. I adore […]

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