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Garlicky Greens | Component Cooking

Garlicky Greens | Component Cooking

In cooking, full recipes are usually my last resort. I like improvisation behind cooking and challenging myself to do this completely changed the way I cooked. Sure, I share quite a bit of recipes but I’ve also tried to extend what I’m doing to include the idea of improv. My second book was a branch, […]

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Raw Asparagus Fennel Salad and Khorsan Wheat

Raw Asparagus Fennel Salad and Khorsan Wheat

I am guilty of feeling compelled to cook everything, minus a few exceptions like lettuce and most fruit. I forget that some raw vegetables are beyond lovely. Take for example this asparagus fennel salad. The vegetables are thinly shaved and tossed with the dressing while the grains cook. This results in crisp vegetables softened just […]

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Sesame Roasted Carrot Summer Rolls

Sesame Roasted Carrot Summer Rolls

I have meals that I turn to time and again- things I can do without a recipe, without much thought. Summer rolls are one of those items. I always have rice papers on hand and for the most part, have the rice noodles on hand too. I make a lot with raw vegetables (makes it […]

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Green Curry with Potatoes and Chickpeas

Green Curry with Potatoes and Chickpeas

Post sponsored by La Crema. See below for more details. I’m rather amazed that for as many curry recipes that I post, I’ve never shared a green curry recipe. Most days, I actually prefer this curry to the red. The sauce is packed full of herbs, coconut, and just a pinch of sugar to bring […]

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Roasted Potatoes and Chickpeas with Green Harissa

Roasted Potatoes and Chickpeas with Green Harissa

I’ve been thinking more about the idea of building blocks in cooking. I wrote an entire book on recipes as building blocks but I also love the idea of key recipes for which you can use for several meals. For example, green harissa. This harissa first made an appearance as a topping for grilled cauliflower. […]

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Marinara-Smothered Lentil Bites with Mozzarella

Marinara-Smothered Lentil Bites with Mozzarella

My obsession for these lentil bites knows no end. We keep an extra large batch of the bites in the freezer so that we can always have an easy meal, ready to go. This dish relies on my favorite pantry tomato sauce and a bit of cheese. These bites can be eaten by themselves, on […]

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Quinoa and White Bean Risotto with Brassicas

Quinoa and White Bean Risotto with Brassicas

One of the things that excites me most about food, besides eating it, is the sharing of ideas and inspiration. One recipe could lead to 100’s of variations which in return, could lead to 100’s of more variations. There’s an element of play, which I always encourage. Today I’m sharing a recipe from a blogger […]

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Vegetarian Picnic Recipes

Vegetarian Picnic Recipes

When I was in college, at the first sight of spring, we would haul all our books out into the grass and stay there for hours. Coming out of the Chicago winter meant that anything 60 (with sun) felt amazing (even though we probably looked a bit out there in shorts!) And of course, I’d […]

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Sunchoke Soup with Fennel

Sunchoke Soup with Fennel

When the first signs of spring start to show, I notice it in my cooking first. The flavors I use tend to brighten and recipes have an overall fresh feel. This sunchoke soup is the perfect example. The mild, earthy flavor of the sunchoke blends well with the punch of fennel and high note from […]

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Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potatoes

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potatoes

This recipe is in partnership with Frontier Co-op. See below for more details. I’m always hesitant to share a recipe that has been done many times before. There are countless recipes for lentil Shepherd’s pie floating around but I’m really in love with my version. The major differences: no mushrooms (sorry to the mushroom lovers) […]

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