Amazing Roasted Butternut Squash and Avocado Salad

I initially wanted to make a salad with raw butternut squash, and I started thinking about combining butternut and avocado. Then I thought that the textures might not work so well, so I decided to roast the squash. The rest just came together, and I found this salad to be perfectly balanced in terms of…

Savory Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash

After a heavy lunch on a hot day, I was in the mood for a light dinner. I thought this up while driving and threw it together as soon as I got home. I am very pleased with the results, and I plan to make it again! I decided to accent the nutty, earthy, squash…

Avocado Curry Salad

Fresh and spicy, this salad takes just minutes to toss together, and makes a wonderful light lunch, or a surprising and refreshing side dish. Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado, cut into medium chunks Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved 5-10 mushrooms, halved or quartered (depending on size) 1/4-1/3 cup red onion, diced 1 hot pepper, sliced (optional)…

Broccoli-Tofu Stir Fry with Peanut-Miso Sauce

This stir fry is delicious, nutritious, and takes just minutes to make. This recipe has just six ingredients (ok, plus water and oil), and is way more than the sum of its parts. The peanut-miso sauce is yummy, umami goodness, and mixed with the tofu and broccoli (and grain of your choice, should you  wish),…

Whole Wheat Pasta Primavera

A simple and satisfying one-course meal. If you’ve got ’em, you can add carrots, yellow squash, and/or fresh herbs. This recipe makes 4-6 servings, depending on how hungry you are. 1) 1/2 lb whole wheat penne pasta, cooked 2) 1 large onion (red or yellow), sliced 3) 10-12 button mushrooms, sliced 4) 1 large head…

Hot Pepper, Black Bean, and Cherry Tomato Salad

Inspired by Courtney and her hanging garden… Warning: If you have an aversion to spicy food, cilantro, or arugula, this is not for you. Note: The version I had for dinner did not have scallions in it, but I wished it had, so I added it to the ingredient list, untested. 1 basket ripe cherry…