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),…

Artichoke and White Bean Salad

This wonderful salad marinates in your fridge and tastes delicious all week (if it lasts that long). I use frozen artichoke bottoms, like these, which should be available in Middle Eastern grocery stores. If I couldn’t find them, I’d probably use these instead. Ingredients: 1 package frozen artichoke bottoms (or hearts) 1 cup cooked or…

Vegetarian Couscous Soup (a.k.a Couscousoup)

This vegetarian version of the traditional North African stew served over couscous is incredibly easy to make, and incredibly comforting to eat. Ingredients: 2 medium onions, chopped into 1-2 inch chunks 2 medium potatoes, cut into quarters or eighths 1 big piece winter or butternut squash, cut into 1-2 inch chunks 3-4 zucchini, or other…

Late Summer Lentil and Butternut Squash Stew

We recently began ordering seasonal organic vegetables, which has given me opportunity to get creative with seasonal ingredients. A bounty of leeks and squash inspired this light and delicate, yet satisfying and nutritious, lentil stew. Ingredients: 1 onion, diced 2 leeks, sliced 1.5 cups canned crushed/diced tomatoes Oil for sautéing (I used canola) 3 cups…

Alt-Slaw

My new favorite salad. Hands down. Ingredients: 1/2 – 1 head red cabbage, shredded 1 large head broccoli 1/2 large/1 small red onion, sliced into wedge-shaped slivers Large handful toasted/roasted peanuts Sprinkling toasted/roasted sesame seeds 1 batch Sesame-Peanut Salad Dressing Instructions: Toss vegetables with dressing. Sprinkle with nuts and seeds. Enjoy!

Sesame-Peanut Salad Dressing

This dressing was invented for the Alt-Slaw, but would be good on other salads too, so I am posting it separately: Ingredients: 1/3 cup cider vinegar 2 Tbs tahini paste 2 Tbs peanut butter (preferably smooth, unsweetened, natural, but any will work) 1 Tbs dark sesame oil 1 Tbs soy sauce or tamari 1 Tbs…

Emerald Quinoa Salad

I have been on a salad kick, and I have a backlog of salad recipes to post. I will try to get them up over the coming days. The photos are not fabulous, but the salads are pretty solid, if I do say so myself… Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups quinoa cooked in 2 1/4 cups…

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…

Wheatberry and Mushroom Risotto-esque Pilaf

This recipe has been cooking in my head for about a week. It came out pretty good! The texture of the wheatberries is divine, and the flavors blend nicely. I had access to oyster mushrooms and shallots, so I used them, but this dish would definitely still be good using their less fancy cousins. Also,…

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…

Adzuki, Soba, and Spinach Dinner in a Bowl

  When I was putting together the ingredients for this dish, I had in mind to stir-fry the components together. Once I had made the sauce, however, I decided to try mixing it in before proceeding to the stir-fry stage. I loved the bold flavors of the uncooked ginger and garlic, and decided to leave…

Herbed Mushrooms

This is a brand new one. Saw the mushrooms in the store. Had to have them. 25 clean button or baby bella mushrooms 2 tbs butter and/or olive oil 4 large cloves garlic, crushed 1 healthy sprig fresh oregano 1 sprig fresh sage 1 pinch coarse salt freshly ground black pepper, to taste optional: 2-3…