Weekend Reading, 1.19.14

January 19, 2014
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So happy that the “12 finds” idea appeals to you guys — I’ll certainly be making it a regular feature from now on. Thanks for your comments! And here we are, just in time for some weekend reading.

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Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Avocado, and Pomegranate Seeds

December 11, 2013
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I have been eating this kale salad, or a variation of it, for weeks now. It’s colorful, seasonal, and features plenty of contrasting textures (crunchy pomegranate arils, creamy avocado, dense roasted sweet potato, and fresh kale). Once the potatoes are roasted, it’s easy to make, and the leftovers keep beautifully.

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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,┬ábraised mushrooms with farro and […]

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad With Radicchio, Cranberry, and Pistachios

November 20, 2013
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Yesterday, when I was sharing my new favorite trail mix, a bunch of you mentioned how much you love pistachios. I do, too, but I tend to underutilized them in my kitchen (part cost, part availability, part force of habit). Since I had pistachios around for the trail mix, I decided to come up with […]

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Sweet Potato Pesto Salad and DC VegFest Recap

October 1, 2013

Thanks for all of the great feedback on my expo recap! I’m glad that you enjoyed my reviews, and I hope that some of those products will impress you as much as they impressed me. It’s back to usual here, after all of the commotion of the Expo/VegFest weekend. And the usual always includes a […]

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Blueberry Chia Salad Dressing

August 29, 2013
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Sorry for the sparse posting this week, everyone! I’ve been juggling a bunch of work and also in New York, so I haven’t been near my kitchen as often as I’d like. I hope you’re all preparing for a nice holiday weekend. What can I say about this recipe? It came to me sort of […]

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Red Quinoa, Almond and Arugula Salad with Cantaloupe

August 26, 2013

Good morning and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice and restorative weekend. I hope everyone feels jazzed up about green soup, and all of the wonderful variations that can emerge from it. Last week, I found myself with an abundance of melon. Not only watermelon, which was teeming in my fridge and my […]

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