Lunchbox Highlight: Raw Nori Rolls with Veggies and Hempseed Dressing

November 18, 2012

Last Thursday, I spent a few hours in the kitchen, testing recipes for my upcoming spring VegNews column, “Raw Done Right.” My assignment? Raw sushi rolls made simple. I’m a tremendous fan of raw sushi, as you guys probably know by now. A few of the recipes I’ve highlighted on my blog in the past […]

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Friendly Inspiration: Susan V’s Ridiculously Easy Lentil Soup. Plus Tips for Freezing Leftovers and Planning Ahead.

November 7, 2012
vegan lentil soup

Thanks for the excitement about my raw, vegan caramelized cauliflower snack! I hope you’ll all be snacking on it (the raw or the cooked version) soon. Last week, I highlighted Dreena Burton’s chickpea ratatouille, which is a favorite dish in my home. Today, I wanted to share my enthusiasm for Susan V’s ridiculously easy lentil […]

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Friendly Inspiration: Dreena Burton’s Chickpea Ratatouille

November 2, 2012
chickpea ratatouille

The first time I ever had a personal email exchange with Dreena Burton, it was because I emailed her asking for advice. I was having four people over, all omnis, and I just didn’t know what to make. I recalled Dreena’s books, and how satisfying, hearty, and authentic the food was, and I felt certain […]

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Monday’s Lunchbox: With a Little Help From my Friends

October 15, 2012

Coming home from a memorial service is no way to begin any week, but it was harder than usual to get into the swing of things on Sunday for two reasons: first, I had a genetics exam this morning, and second, the plumbing in my kitchen was kaput. As I waited for the plumber to […]

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Curried Quinoa and Aduki Bean Patties

August 18, 2012
curried quinoa and aduki bean patties

Remember how, ages ago, I asked you all for tips on prepping food at my Mom’s place, sans food processor? A few of you said I might consider simply getting a refurbished or used processor, and keeping it here as an investment for when I’m home. I won’t be in NYC much this fall, but […]

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Summer Salad with Mango, Cucumber, Avocado, and Curry Vinaigrette

July 18, 2012
Mango, cucumber, avocado, curry salad

It’s another scorcher here in DC. Temperatures like this tend to diminish even the most robust of appetites (mine), so I often turn to a large, nutrient dense smoothie when it tops 100 degrees. Today, however, I just wasn’t in the mood to sip my lunch (it’s never quite as satisfying as chewing a meal, […]

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Nobody Said it Was Pretty: Blended Salad with Black Beans

June 21, 2012

It’s a week of speedy meals here at CR, and in spite of that, I’m doing my best to show you quick, easy, and healthy plant based fare. Thank you all for the great reaction to my parsnip rice with hemp seeds and basil! As temperatures skyrocket this week, and DC is covered in a […]

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