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Vegan Roasted Shallot, Squash, Grape, and Green Bean Salad. Nutritional information Serves 4 This salad’s earthy flavors heralds the arrival of fall.

Vegan Roasted Shallot, Squash, Grape, and Green Bean Salad

Grating garlic on an Oxo or Microplane zester/grater delivers the same burst of flavor as crushing garlic in a press, but it’s faster and easier to clean up. 6 oz. green beans, trimmed 1 butternut squash with 4-inch neck 4 large shallots, peeled and quartered lengthwise 4 Tbs. olive oil, divided 1 cup red grapes 1 ½ Tbs. white wine vinegar 1 ¼ tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary ½ tsp. finely grated garlic 1 large bunch watercress, thick stems trimmed (4 cups) Lentils folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil Recipe. There is a tiny, thoughtfully curated bookstore on a North-west corner of San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood.

Lentils folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil Recipe

I was a few minutes early for a lunch nearby and couldn't help but pop in for a quick browse. Five minutes later I walked out with Lunch at the Shop: The Art and Practice of the Midday Meal. It is an inspired volume by long-established Seattle book store owner Peter Miller celebrating the simple pleasures achieved by taking and appreciating (what I consider) a proper lunch. The emphasis is firmly put on food that is simple, fresh, thoughtful, and often communal. Said another way - lunch doesn't need to be complicated or elaborate to be meaningful. Taking time for lunch. Braised Fennel with Saffron & Tomato. This last week has bean surreal.

Braised Fennel with Saffron & Tomato

In a very good and absolutely mind-blowing way. We have been in London meeting lovely blog readers, signing books and doing more than a few magazine interviews. We had coffee on Columbia Road, Indian food at Broadway Market and Elsa danced her feet off to an Italian street band performance. We finally got to eat at Ottolenghi, it was just as perfect as we expected. Cuban Black Beans Recipe. Cancel TOP Filters What's in Your Fridge?

Cuban Black Beans Recipe

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Lavender Salad Dressing Recipe

Browse By: Next Recipe Stumped for dinner? Recipe Box Grocery List Print Share. Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe. I've been trying to cook from the archives a bit lately.

Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe

There are so many recipes that I'll cook on repeat for months, and then neglect when a new favorite makes an appearance. There are many, many recipes in my life, and to those that get sidelined on occasion, rest assured, I still love you. I dusted off this lazy day peanut noodle salad for lunch yesterday. Warm Carrot and Adzuki Bean Salad Recipe. Nutritional information Serves 6 The combination of sweet and spicy roasted carrots, earthy adzuki beans, and tangy dressing is a taste sensation.

Warm Carrot and Adzuki Bean Salad Recipe

Salad 7 large carrots, sliced diagonally into 3/8-inch-thick ovals 2 Tbs. olive oil 1½ tsp. paprika 1½ tsp. ground cumin ½ tsp. cayenne pepper 1½ cups cooked adzuki beans 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar 5 cups baby spinach leaves 1 large avocado, sliced 1 Tbs. thinly sliced red jalapeño chile 1 cup cilantro leaves Dressing 1 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped ¼ cup mint, finely chopped ¼ cup olive oil 3 Tbs. fresh lime juice 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.) ⅛ tsp. ground cumin 1 | To make Salad: Preheat oven to 400°F.

Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 2 | Toss carrots with oil, paprika, cumin, and cayenne in large bowl. Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce Recipe. Crispy broccoli with lemon and garlic. I may have suddenly, and at least a month earlier than I’d hoped, reached the slightly less awesome phase of pregnancy, which I suspect is nature’s way of ensuring that despite all of the great things about gestating — thick, shiny hair!

crispy broccoli with lemon and garlic

Elastic-waist pants! People actually encouraging you to be lazy! — you will have little desire to stay this way forever. It started two Mondays ago when all of my shirts simultaneously stopped fitting, as if they were in a pact with each other to make a cold-bellied mockery of my attempts to avoid maternity clothing this time around. Roasted cherry tomato bowls. I don’t know if it’s possible to have too many cherry tomatoes.

roasted cherry tomato bowls

But if you do, roasting them is the perfect way to eat a whole bunch at a time. They shrivel up into the sweetest, tangiest little bites – which are perfect to toss into simple bowls full of greens and grains.

Veggies

Love and Lemons. Cauliflower and roasted garbanzo “rice + peas” Would you cross a moat for a meager handful of chives?

cauliflower and roasted garbanzo “rice + peas”

I kind of did that a couple times this week. There’s only one green and edible thing out back right now and even though some heavy rain made for a solid foot of water between me and the goods (and even though there was a fridge full of totally passable fare), I had to have those little emerald green blades. They were certain proof that the world was at work once again, all despite the lump of icy grey grit-snow in the shadiest part of the yard, just uglying it all up.

So I’ve been throwing the wellies on and going out to the spot under the old apple tree to get my spring-y fill. Giant Lemon Fennel Beans Recipe. Baby fennel, big white beans, sliced lemon, a honey-kissed in-pan white wine sauce, all finished with a shower of chopped dill. If any of you are in a side-dish rut, I'm going to lobby for trying this. It's fast, it's good, and as a base idea, it's flexible. You can make the beans as instructed below, or use the recipe as a jumping off point. Add a poached egg on top to make a complete one bowl meal. Chocolate & Balsamic Roasted Beets - Vegan Recipe. Did you know that you can make Red Velvet Cake with roasted beets? I made one recently and it was quite good. The photos sucked so I need to redo the photo shoot but the cake itself was scrumptious. Dairy-Free Risotto Recipe - Vegan Mushroom Risotto Recipe. Scented with a shitake mushroom broth, woodsy thyme, and dry white wine, this creamy dish is refined comfort food, not to mention significanly healthier than butter-and-cheese laden varieties.

The key to a perfect risotto is all in the wrist, or so to speak; constant stirring is a must. Vegan Gourmet Mushroom Risotto. It’s 3AM here in Sydney. I just got off a conference call with Toronto and I can’t sleep! What better time to write about… mushroom risotto?! This is one of my favorite recipes – I love the creamy thick rice and earthy mushrooms.

Salad

Squash. Quinoa.