The quintessential salad for welcoming fall! The beets can be roasted for extra sticky sweetness and depth, or they can easily be purchased pre-steamed or roasted. Same goes for the lentils--cook them yourself or purchase pre-cooked and air packed; just don't go for the canned variety. As for the apple, use whatever you like best. … Continue reading Lentil, Beet, Apple, and Pumpkin Seed Salad + Sumac Vinaigrette
Marinated feta cheese is a perfect addition to a mezze or any other summer meal. It is incredibly simple to prepare and requires very few ingredients. The olive oil can be used to make fantastic salad dressings once the cheese is consumed. Marinated Feta Cheese An 8 oz. block of feta cheese, cut into 1 … Continue reading Marinated Feta Cheese
Here's a ravishingly refreshing salad using some of the greatest treasures of the summer harvest. I served this on 4th of July much to the enjoyment of everyone, I'm happy to report, myself included. This is sort of inspired by a Mexican street style salad and has a bit of heat, courtesy of some cayenne … Continue reading Vegan Creamy Roasted Corn Salad
These spring rolls are a refreshing and addictive summer appetizer or main. While there are various versions of spring rolls from different Asian countries, they were all originally created as a means of preserving food during long winters. Some countries fry the rolls, but others, namely Vietnam, do not. This is the version I am … Continue reading Vegetable Spring Rolls with Miso Honey Mustard Sauce
You're just going to have to trust me when I say this is the perfect chocolate dessert. Everyone who has ever tried it is instantly mesmerized. It's fudgy, yet light, and has wonderful layers of flavor. The orange brightens and enhances the intensity of the chocolate, while the addition of coconut sugar adds caramel-y depth. … Continue reading Flourless Chocolate Orange Torte
The combination of chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and garlic is thousands of years old. The first written recipe for hummus was recorded in 13th century Cairo, but variations on the dish are likely much older. Though hummus translates to chickpea Arabic, it is often debated whether the dish is Arab or Israeli. Furthermore, a handful of other Middle … Continue reading Very Best Basic Hummus
In the summer I dream of the South of France. Running through lavender fields, sailing down the Riviera, shopping at the village market, and pretending to be in La Piscine all make for an ideal imaginary summer. And to help to achieve this degree of delusion is Mireille Johnston's The Cuisine of the Sun. I found this dreamy book a … Continue reading Traditional Socca Niçoise
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