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French Lentils Recipe with Sage Brown Butter

French Lentils Recipe with Sage Brown Butter

In this hearty French lentils recipe with sage brown butter, French (du Puy) lentils are combined with sage infused brown butter, tossed in a maple-Dijon vinaigrette, and served up warm in a baked winter squash, garnished with crunchy toasted walnuts. French Lentils French lentils are […]

Smoky Black Bean Chili Recipe

Smoky Black Bean Chili Recipe

Cook up a batch of this smoky black bean chili recipe on the weekend, and have a warm and comforting meal at your fingertips throughout the week. Using Pantry Ingredients Smoky black bean chili comes together quickly with simple pantry ingredients, and is a versatile […]

Cabbage Salad Recipe with Sweet Poppyseed Dressing

Cabbage Salad Recipe with Sweet Poppyseed Dressing

In this cabbage salad recipe with sweet poppyseed dressing, thinly sliced cabbage and grated carrots are combined with a sweet and tangy dressing. The resulting dish is a satisfying crunchy salad, topped with toasted almonds, which can be made into a main course by adding […]

Turkish-Style Carrot Salad Recipe with Minty Yogurt Dressing

Turkish-Style Carrot Salad Recipe with Minty Yogurt Dressing

This Turkish-style carrot salad recipe is spiced with red pepper and garlic, and tossed in a tangy minty yogurt dressing. Enjoy as a side dish to your favorite main, or as part of a traditional Turkish mezze spread. Either way, this carrot salad recipe is […]

8 Tips For Eating More Vegetables Every Day

8 Tips For Eating More Vegetables Every Day

For most people, eating more vegetables every day is a habit that provides health benefits. From disease prevention to providing nutrients essential for the health and maintenance of our bodies, eating more vegetables can help us feel better and live longer lives. Here are a […]

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower with Chard Stem Tahini Sauce Recipe

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower with Chard Stem Tahini Sauce Recipe

This roasted spiced cauliflower with chard stem tahini sauce recipe is a simple dish with a long title. It is a great way to use up chard stems, and the spice rub can be used on anything from fish to potatoes to chicken, or whatever […]

Cornmeal Pie with Greens and Leeks Recipe

Cornmeal Pie with Greens and Leeks Recipe

This cornmeal pie with greens and leeks recipe is a delightful combination of leafy greens and savory leeks, grated carrots and potatoes, all flavored with rich Turkish chili flakes and fresh mint. Overall the result is a satisfying vegetarian and gluten-free main dish. The recipe […]

7 Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas

7 Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas

Quick and healthy dinner ideas often feel like an insurmountable task at the end of a long day. Whether you are looking for a lighter “soup and salad” type of dinner, or a hearty “meat and potatoes” stick to your ribs meal, here are 7 […]

Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad Recipe with Fresh Herbs and Lemon Zest

Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad Recipe with Fresh Herbs and Lemon Zest

This roasted fingerling potato salad recipe with fresh herbs and lemon zest is a simple dish to pull together when you’re staring at an empty pantry and a few random ingredients in the fridge. It pairs will with this Cilantro Stem-Aioli. Fingerling Potatoes Fingerling potatoes […]

Spicy Lentil Stew Recipe with Butternut Squash

Spicy Lentil Stew Recipe with Butternut Squash

This lentil stew recipe combines warming aromatic spices with lentils, yellow split peas, and seasonal vegetables for a subtly spicy, velvety lentil stew that will leave your house smelling amazing and your belly fully satisfied. One of My Favorite Indian Cookbooks I did not think […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Recipe with Balsamic Chutney Vinaigrette

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Recipe with Balsamic Chutney Vinaigrette

This roasted sweet potato salad recipe combines warming spices with a sweet and tart vinaigrette for a delicious make ahead dish for your Thanksgiving table. Crafting a Lighter Sweet Potato Dish This recipe is lighter and less sweet than many sticky sweet marshmallow sweet potato […]

Chickpea and Butternut Squash Stew Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

Chickpea and Butternut Squash Stew Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

This chickpea and butternut squash stew recipe with cilantro-lime gremolata combines aromatic spices with butternut squash, ginger and garlic for a warm and fall cozy stew. Topped with the 3-ingredient cilantro-lime gremolata, this creamy stew is perfect for a weeknight dinner and elegant enough for […]

Muhammara | Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip Recipe

Muhammara | Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip Recipe

This muhammara recipe, or roasted red pepper and walnut dip, combines sweet red peppers with toasted walnuts and pomegranate molasses for an addicting and delicious recipe perfect for your next sandwich, snack, or holiday appetizer. Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip There is a version […]

Turkish-Style Spinach and Cheese Savory Pie Recipe

Turkish-Style Spinach and Cheese Savory Pie Recipe

This Turkish-style spinach and cheese savory pie recipe, also known as börek, combines two types of cheeses with onion, parsley, spinach, dill, and a touch of nutmeg for a savory treat that is delicious for any meal or snack. Working with Filo Dough I know […]

Chickpea Salad Recipe with Radish Leaf and Mint Pesto

Chickpea Salad Recipe with Radish Leaf and Mint Pesto

This zesty chickpea salad recipe with radish leaf and mint pesto combines simple pantry ingredients for a hearty salad that is a perfect complement to any meal, or great on its own for a light lunch or dinner. Cooking Chickpeas Cooking your own beans might […]

5 Easy Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good

5 Easy Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good

If you’re looking for ways to make vegetables taste good, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for 5 easy tips that will leave you craving vegetables for dinner instead of dreading them. 1. Source Fresh Vegetables The best place to source fresh seasonal […]

Tomato Chutney Recipe

Tomato Chutney Recipe

This tomato chutney recipe is a spicy, piquant sauce best made with freshly picked tomatoes. My local urban farmer has incredible tomatoes every summer, and I knew I would regret it if I did not put some up for when tomato season ends. The recipe […]

How to Store Zucchini

How to Store Zucchini

A Good Carrot’s Guide to Selecting, Storing, and Cooking Zucchini Looking for answers for how to store zucchini? It’s mid-July, and zucchini is everywhere. The garden, CSA deliveries, the farmer’s market, and the grocery store. Before you secretly drop off another paper bag full of […]

Turkish Style Braised Green Beans Recipe

Turkish Style Braised Green Beans Recipe

If there’s one vegetable recipe I had to choose to eat every day for the rest of my life, this Turkish-style braised green beans recipe would be it. It’s a perfect summertime dish, with just five seasonal ingredients coming together to create something simple and […]

Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Of all zucchini recipes, these Turkish zucchini fritters are one of my favorite. Lightly fried in olive oil, and chock full of fresh herbs, these delicate patties melt in your mouth. They are a great way to use up bumper crops of zucchini, and can […]

Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe

Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe

This Mexican lentil soup recipe includes tomatoes, onion, cilantro, carrot, and plantain for a delightful version of lentil soup. Traveling and Cooking I learned to make this Mexican lentil soup when I traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in June 2016. Whenever I travel, […]

Green Vegetable Soup Recipe

Green Vegetable Soup Recipe

This green vegetable soup recipe takes simple pantry ingredients and transforms them into a light and flavorful soup. No one flavor overpowers another here: the sweetness of the peas mingles with the broccoli, potato, leeks and onion to create a balanced dish perfect as a […]

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 Recipe

Pan-Roasted Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

This pan-roasted zucchini and cherry tomatoes recipe includes big hunks of zucchini browned to perfection, bursts of cherry tomato, whole garlic cloves made soft, and buttery, and a sprinkling of ground coriander and coarse sea salt finish it off. A simple preparation for simple farmer’s […]

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

This marinated mushrooms recipe with garlic and herbs is ready in just 20 minutes, plus marinating time. A favorite of mine for more than 20 years, it is originally from Claudia Roden’s cookbook, Book of Middle Eastern Food, which was first published in 1968, and […]

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots Recipe

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots Recipe

Deliciously fragrant and incredibly simple, this cumin-spiced roasted carrot 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 […]

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 is satisfying and nourishing. Lentil soup is found in many traditional cuisines and cultures. I grew up eating Turkish style lentil soup, and this particular recipe is a […]

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 Recipe with Coriander-Onion Dip

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries Recipe with Coriander-Onion Dip

This roasted sweet potato fries recipe with sweet coriander-onion dip is an easy weeknight side dish or anytime snack that anyone will love. Reworking a Family Favorite Every Thanksgiving my extended family gets together for our annual celebration, and it is basically a feeding frenzy. […]

Turkish Style Braised Leeks Recipe

Turkish Style Braised Leeks Recipe

This Turkish style braised leeks recipe, or prasa, 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. They can be substituted for onions, and make a great […]

Chard with Pine Nuts and Feta Cheese Recipe

Chard with Pine Nuts and Feta Cheese Recipe

This chard recipe with pine nuts and feta cheese 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 […]

Marinated Carrot Salad Recipe

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 bland. A telltale sign of an old […]