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Plum and Apricot Tart in an Almond Crust Recipe

Plum and Apricot Tart in an Almond Crust Recipe

This vegan dessert recipe is what you make when fresh summer fruit is at its peak. The crust on this Plum and Apricot Tart in an Almond Crust is crumbly and crunchy, almost like a crumble topping. And there is no need to roll any […]

Radish and White Bean Salad Recipe

Radish and White Bean Salad Recipe

This Radish and White Bean Salad recipe comes together quickly and highlights the crunchiness of the radish compared to the creaminess of the beans and brightness of the sherry vinegar. Radishes, truth be told, have often stumped me. So beautiful, and so simple, yet somehow […]

Radish Top Pesto

Radish Top Pesto

I love the “root to shoot” aspect of this recipe: using every bit of the vegetable and not having to throw anything out! Radish tops can be spicy, and possibly bitter, depending on the batch you have. You can use more basil in this recipe […]

Pan-Roasted Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

Pan-Roasted Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

Chopping the zucchini into big chunks for this Pan-Roasted Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes makes a hearty and satisfying side dish. The simple addition of a little ground coriander (the seed of the cilantro plant) creates a hint of sweetness. Don’t be tempted to stir the […]

Chicken in Pumpkin Seed Sauce (Pollo en Pipian Verde)

Chicken in Pumpkin Seed Sauce (Pollo en Pipian Verde)

Last summer I traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with my family, where I had wanted to go for years because I had heard about the art scene there. Being happily food obsessed, whenever I travel, I seek out cooking classes that offer instruction […]

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

I have been making this Marinated Mushroom recipe for more than 20 years. It is originally from Claudia Roden’s cookbook, A Book of Middle Eastern Food, which was first published in 1968, and still a resource on my shelf. I think this recipe lends itself […]

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots Recipe

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots Recipe

Deliciously fragrant and incredibly simple, this Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots recipe will become your new favorite carrot dish. Whether you’ve got a bag of grocery store carrots sitting in the fridge or fragrant, fresh, and tender baby carrots just brought home from the farmer’s market, this […]

Selva’s Summer Pilaf

Selva’s Summer Pilaf

This pilaf is traditionally used as a filling for stuffed grape leaves, stuffed peppers, and other “dolmas” in Turkey. Known as Iç Pilavı in Turkish, it is equally delicious eaten on its own without being used as a stuffing. Take a few minutes to gather […]

Improperly Cooked Pasta with Parsley-Mint Pesto

Improperly Cooked Pasta with Parsley-Mint Pesto

In this Improperly Cooked Pasta with Parsley-Mint Pesto recipe, the pasta is cooked in a way counter-intuitive to everything you have been taught. There’s no need to wait for a huge pot of water to boil, and no need to add a ton of salt. […]

Zucchini Noodle Salad Recipe with Chickpeas

Zucchini Noodle Salad Recipe with Chickpeas

This zucchini noodle salad recipe with chickpeas and fresh herbs is a refreshing summer salad. Truth be told, I have totally missed the vegetable noodle craze up until this point. I have a small kitchen, and try to avoid as much as possible tools that […]

Garlic and Lemon Zest Shrimp

Garlic and Lemon Zest Shrimp

This easy shrimp recipe, with a 15-minute garlic and lemon zest marinade, is an delicious solution for a fast weeknight dinner. I’m always sure to buy wild shrimp, as they are better for us, and better for the environment. This recipe is in the Tapas […]

Sliced Eggs with Garlic and Parsley

Sliced Eggs with Garlic and Parsley

I picked this recipe up years ago from the cookbook Tapas by Penelope Casas. This dish is delicious in its simplicity AND a terrific excuse for a weeknight tapas dinner. Pick up your favorite cheese and cured meats, raid your favorite olive bar, bust out […]

Amy’s Celery and Citrus Salad with Chilies

Amy’s Celery and Citrus Salad with Chilies

What do you do when a friend publishes a salad cookbook? Get your hands on it as soon as possible! At least that’s what I did with Amy Pennington’s recently released cookbook Salad Days: Boost Your Health and Happiness with 75 Simple, Satisfying Recipes for […]

Sausage Braised with Leeks, Fennel, and Apple

Sausage Braised with Leeks, Fennel, and Apple

This dish, Braised Sausage with Leeks, Fennel, and Apple, has been a long time favorite of mine. The low and slow cooking method of braising yields flavors that are rich and satisfying, but won’t leave you feeling heavy. The leeks, fennel, and apple all cook […]

Carrot-Curry-Apple Soup with Baked Maple Walnuts

Carrot-Curry-Apple Soup with Baked Maple Walnuts

Can vegetable soup for breakfast be a thing? Because if so, this would totally be it. Creamy, spiced, and satisfying, this soup can be part of brunch, lunch, or any meal, really. Don’t skip over the simple recipe for Baked Maple Walnuts at the bottom […]

Roasted Beet Salad with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese

Roasted Beet Salad with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese

When I owned beachgreens produce home delivery service, I discovered that many people had a negative memory of vegetables from their childhood, and beets were often the shining star of these memories. I received many an email over the years, reminiscing about terrible canned or […]

Green Power Frittata

Green Power Frittata

I love front-loading with vegetables by eating them for breakfast, and a frittata is a perfect way to use up any leftover bits of veg cluttering the fridge. The leftover cooked greens from Tuesday night’s dinner? Perfect. The half an onion leftover from another recipe? […]

Massaged Kale Salad with Apple and Dried Sour Cherries

Massaged Kale Salad with Apple and Dried Sour Cherries

If you have one kale dish in your repertoire, this has to be it. I have converted many skeptics to actually liking kale (or at least being less skeptical), once tasting this recipe. Truth be told, this is not an original recipe of mine. It’s […]

Mom’s Meatballs with Parsley and Onion Salad

Mom’s Meatballs with Parsley and Onion Salad

I love vegetables, but that does not mean I don’t eat meat. I feel best when I eat a vegetable forward diet with small amounts of meat included. The decision to eat meat is a very personal one, and requires contemplation, compassion, and these days, […]

Soothing Thyme and Honey Tea

Soothing Thyme and Honey Tea

Print Soothing Thyme and Honey Tea This is a great way to use up a leftover bunch of thyme from another recipe, such as this Sausage Braised with Leeks, Fennel, and Apple. Thyme contains Thymol, which has powerful antimicrobial properties and can be useful for […]

Red Lentil Soup Recipe with Curry Powder and Spinach

Red Lentil Soup Recipe with Curry Powder and Spinach

This Red Lentil Soup recipe with Curry Powder and Spinach is simple to make, tastes delicious, and I feel satisfied and nourished when I eat it. Lentils are an easily digestible form of protein for most people, chock full of vitamins and fiber. They are […]

Broccoli and Sugar Snap Pea Salad Recipe

Broccoli and Sugar Snap Pea Salad Recipe

This Broccoli and Sugar Snap Pea Salad Recipe tastes sweet and crunchy, and is perfect for ingredients found fresh at the farmer’s market. Blanching is a method of cooking vegetables briefly in boiling water, then submerging (shocking) in ice water bath or under cold running […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Sweet Coriander-Onion Dip

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Sweet Coriander-Onion Dip

Every Thanksgiving my extended family gets together for our annual celebration. Many of us don’t see each other outside of these annual get togethers. It is basically a feeding frenzy. Before the main and traditional course of Turkey and stuffing, it is traditional to have […]

Turkish Style Braised Leeks Recipe

Turkish Style Braised Leeks Recipe

This Turkish style braised leeks recipe, or prasa, is one of my favorite recipes of all time. It uses an unsung hero of the vegetable world, the leek. Leeks are in the same family as onions and garlic, and have a similar, but milder flavor. […]

Chard with Pine Nuts and Feta Cheese Recipe

Chard with Pine Nuts and Feta Cheese Recipe

This chard with pine nuts and feta cheese recipe is a delicious way to get your greens, and the secret ingredient will surprise you! Swiss Chard, or chard, comes in many colors, including red, white, and rainbow! It is in the same plant family as […]

Chicken and Pinto Bean Stew Recipe

Chicken and Pinto Bean Stew Recipe

This chicken and pinto bean stew recipe comes together quickly with simple pantry ingredients and is a terrific option for feeding a crowd. I’m a big fan of batch cooking, so whip up a pot of this on the weekend and have it to come […]

Marinated Carrot Salad Recipe

Marinated Carrot Salad Recipe

A Good Carrot’s Marinated Carrot Salad Recipe This marinated carrot salad recipe takes shredded carrots and blends them with an array of spices to create a healthy, refreshing side salad. Picking the Right Carrots Carrots purchased from the grocery store are often bitter, old, and […]