Millet Pesto Summer Salad

August 12, 2013

Happy Monday, all! I hope you had lovely weekends. I’m passing through NYC on my way to the west coast for a few nights; my mom and I are taking a girls’ trip to San Francisco. It’s a place that has special meaning to my mom, and I had a wonderful time there on my last […]

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Vegan Tuna-Less Nicoise

July 22, 2013

OK, maybe “Nicoise” is a stretch, since the star of Nicoise salad is probably the tuna (along with the Nicoise olives, which I totally forgot to add and mention. Thanks for pointing it out, Rachel!). But when I whipped up this salad over the weekend–a mix of farmers’ market greens, roasted new potatoes, blanched green beans, […]

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Give Peas a Chance: Sugar Snap Pea, Arugula, and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Hemp Seeds and Vinaigrette

July 9, 2013

There’s a long list of vegetables I “love,” yet never seem to use in my everyday cooking. This includes, but is not limited to: fennel brussels sprouts rutabaga green beans sugar snap peas It’s not that there’s anything wrong with these vegetables. In fact, everything about them is right. It’s just that, with the exception […]

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Season’s Best: Getting to Know Kohlrabi, and Recent Eats

June 12, 2013

Remember when I reviewed the bounty box from Relay Foods? To recap, Relay Foods is an online grocery store that serves the DC, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina area. They sell products from local stores, restaurants, and farms–from produce to speciality items–and deliver it to customers’ homes. They offer a bounty basket, which is a […]

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Kale, Avocado, and Strawberry Salad, Curated by Relay Foods

May 12, 2013
Relay Foods2

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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All About Tempeh (and a Killer Salad)

April 4, 2013
Seared asian tempeh salad w miso dressing

All images © James Ransom for Food52 No food is more closely associated with veganism, at least in the popular imagination, than tofu (with the possible exception of sprouts). Versatile and nutrient-dense though tofu is, I’ve always thought that it is unduly favored over its fellow soybean-based cousin, tempeh. Today, I’m here to argue that […]

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Vegan Tamarind Noodle Bowl (with Veggie and Kelp Ribbons)

April 1, 2013
Raw vegan tamarind noodle bowl

There’s a certain tug-of-war I’m always engaged in as a food blogger. It’s a battle between my desire to showcase cool and unusual ingredients, and my effort to feature food that is accessible. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about culinary accessibility, and how important it is within vegan activism. It’s easy for me to […]

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