Lemony Asparagus Risotto

April 4, 2014

Images courtesy of James Ransom for Food52 So happy that you guys liked the spicy peanut kale salad–I’ve already had a bunch of folks tell me they made it and gave it a thumbs up. If you’re looking for something a little more upscale and elegant to prepare this weekend, look no further than this […]

Read the full article →

Curried Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Soup with Kale and Toasted Chickpeas

February 5, 2014
curried red lentil and butternut squash soup header

I’m back! Thanks for bearing with my absence, folks. I needed some time to get over the flu and give myself a bit of TLC. As you might imagine, I’ve been doing only scant cooking in the last week or so, but as soon as the worst of it was over, I did set about […]

Read the full article →

The New Veganism: Vegan Hoppin’ John Recipe

December 27, 2013

Images by James Ransom Happy Friday! I’m writing from upstate New York, where my best friend’s family lives, but I wanted to check in and direct you all to my latest recipe for The New Veganism column at Food52. This is a vegan rendition of Hoppin’ John, the traditional southern new year’s dish. I kept […]

Read the full article →

Snowy Quinoa and Coconut Breakfast Bowl, and 10 Ideas for Vegan Holiday Breakfasts

December 24, 2013

Twas the night before Christmas, and even if you have a holiday feast prepared for this evening, it’s never too early to start thinking about breakfast. I love festive breakfasts anytime, but they’re especially lovely on holiday mornings. Though I created the quinoa and coconut breakfast bowl pictured above early in the month, at my […]

Read the full article →

Easy Lentil, Kale, and Fennel Skillet with Orange

December 17, 2013
lentil kale orange skillet side

When I post a picture of salad on my Instagram account these days, I’m often asked how I manage to enjoy salad in the winter. I get it: when temperatures plummet, most of us crave hot, hearty, and starchy foods. I love salad year round, but I don’t crave it quite as frequently as I […]

Read the full article →

Edible Giving: Easy Apple Compote. Plus, Vegan Chocolate Pie!

December 12, 2013
vegan apple compote top

I didn’t care for apples as a kid (which is so strange, because I go crazy for them nowadays). But I did love apple butter, apple compote, applesauce, and apple juice. Nowadays, apple sauce seems to pale in comparison to the delight of biting into a crisp, sweet autumn Fuji or honeycrisp or braeburn, but […]

Read the full article →

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

December 11, 2013
kale, sweet potato, pom salad header

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.

Read the full article →