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SWEET POTATO NOODLE SALAD WITH CREAMY CHIPOTLE MISO SAUCE » The First Mess // Plant-Based Recipes + Photography by Laura Wright. Pin it!

SWEET POTATO NOODLE SALAD WITH CREAMY CHIPOTLE MISO SAUCE » The First Mess // Plant-Based Recipes + Photography by Laura Wright

Pin it! Our Hawaii trip had two distinct halves. When we transitioned from the loud, polished, jam-packed, super-happening Waikiki beach over to a cute cottage on the north shore of Oahu, I started to feel like I was in my truest of true elements. You could get a smoothie loaded with superfoods almost anywhere. Every restaurant had a thoughtful and complete vegan option. When we were staying there, Mark and I ate at this one modern hippie-dip café a couple times. Usually when I eat a salad, I need it to have tons of extras like toasted nuts and seeds, some cooked grains, sprouts, legumes, nutritional yeast, herbs, a roasted component, maybe a crouton of some sort.

Since we’ve been back, I’ve been using my spiralizer in earnest. Spinach and Berry Salad with Lavender Lemon Vinaigrette. Heat up those cold January ovens and bake a sweet or savory pie for National Pie Day, January 23, 2016.

Spinach and Berry Salad with Lavender Lemon Vinaigrette

Emile Henry, maker of our fave ceramic pie dish, officially celebrates the day with a pie contest that runs from January 1 through January 28. Details can be found on the Emile Henry website: The winner of the contest will receive a $250 Gift Card for Emile Henry product and Five Essential Pie Baking Tools: an Emile Henry Modern Classics Pie Dish, a Lékué Baking Mat, a Rösle Egg Whisk, a Rösle Kitchen Spoon and a Duralex Large Glass Bowl.

Our Fave Holiday Gift Ideas $10, $20, or more. Tahini Noodles with Carrots & Chickpeas Recipe. Today, I’m taking a break from soup season (although I do have some good ones in the works!)

Tahini Noodles with Carrots & Chickpeas Recipe

, because it’s been about 95 degrees lately and a big cold noodle salad just sounded good to me. This bowl is full of whole grain noodles and crunchy veggies that are all tossed in a delicious creamy-nutty tahini sauce. In an effort to feel some “fall spirit,” I roasted carrots and chickpeas and tossed those in too. Cooked carrots haven’t always been our thing – the trick is to roast them until they’re slightly tender but still have some bite (just don’t let them get mushy!). If you’re still not convinced, roasted broccoli or cauliflower would be delicious here instead. A creamy flavorful sauce is the key to not-boring noodles. If you eat this for dinner, don’t forget to pack up the leftovers (if there are any!) Moroccan-Spiced Millet-and-Lentil Salad Recipe. Nutritional information Serves 6 You might think of this salad as a versatile winter tabbouleh.

Moroccan-Spiced Millet-and-Lentil Salad Recipe

Feel free to use any fruits and vegetables you have on hand. Salad ½ cup millet ½ cup cooked lentils 2 medium carrots thinly sliced on sharp bias (½ cup) ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced (½ cup) ¼ cup sliced pitted Medjool dates ¼ cup chopped parsley ¼ cup roughly chopped pistachios ¼ cup pomegranate seeds 2 Tbs. minced green olives 1 Tbs. chopped mint 1 small orange, cut into pieces Dressing ¼ cup cooked lentils 1 pitted Medjool date 2 Tbs. olive oil 2 Tbs. orange juice 1 Tbs. lemon juice 1 tsp. ras el hanout spice blend.

Chipotle Apple Sweet Potato Salad Recipe. This is my new favorite salad… and I don’t throw words like “favorite” or “best ever” around lightly.

Chipotle Apple Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

You may have noticed that I love roasted sweet potatoes in just about any salad (as evident here, here, and here) but this combination – with roasted tomatoes, roasted apples, corn, and a tangy/smoky chipotle dressing – was so good that I made it for dinner two nights in a row. The first night, I made this as a lazy-girl dinner. Jack was out of town so for an easy “by myself” dinner I decided to roast the things (pictured above) that had just arrived in my Farmhouse Delivery box. I made a quick (yet super delicious!) Dressing and tossed it all together with toasted pepitas for crunch.

Vegan Cucumber Salad with Peanut-Lime Vinaigrette. Nutritional information Serves 6 30 minutes or fewer This cooling salad pairs especially well with Asian stir-fries.

Vegan Cucumber Salad with Peanut-Lime Vinaigrette

Peanut-Lime Vinaigrette 1 Tbs. lime juice 1 Tbs. creamy peanut butter 2 Tbs. grapeseed or peanut oil 1 Tbs. toasted sesame oil ¼ tsp. salt, optional Salad 4 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced Sriracha sauce for garnish, optional ¼ cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts 2 Tbs. cilantro leaves. 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) 1. 2. 3. Creamy Cashew-Dill Dressing That's Great On Any Salad! After you make this, you will never choose store-bought dressing again.

Creamy Cashew-Dill Dressing That's Great On Any Salad!

It has zero oil, and it’s incredibly easy to make. Huge green salads will soon be a part of your daily eating routine. Your body is your temple. Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley. Happy Monday, hope everyone had a nice weekend.

Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley

Today is the first day of April and Spring is in the air! I started my morning with a two mile run which felt great, and I thought it would be the perfect day to enjoy this delicious quinoa salad which I am reviving from the archives. Black beans, sweet mango, and lots of colorful vegetables make a delicious zesty salad that has wonderful texture, color and flavor. Serve this as a side dish at a potluck or enjoy this as a meatless main course with some corn tortillas (perfect for Meatless Mondays!!) Leftovers are perfect for lunch on the go as the flavors only get better the next day. Vermicelli Noodle Salad - Dirty Gourmet. Vermicelli Noodle Salad 2 Comments » | Posted by Mai-yan on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 Here is the recipe for the Vermicelli Noodle Salad that went with the Asian Wraps we posted last week.

Vermicelli Noodle Salad - Dirty Gourmet

Beet and Citrus Salad with Pinenut Vinaigrette. Green Bean and Pea Salad with Mustard Seeds - Dirty Gourmet. Green Bean and Pea Salad with Mustard Seeds 1 Comment » | Posted by aimee on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 I’m always looking for a new spin on the typical bean salad. Bean salads are great for camping or picnics because you can transport them dressed without worrying about them getting soggy. I love the toasty flavor and the texture of the mustard seeds, and the lemon zest gives it a little perk.

Summer’s here, so even if it’s just to your local park, get out and pack a picnic. YieldAbout 3 cups Prep Time10 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Activity Guide Car Camping, Picnic. Chickpea Salad with Fennel and Artichokes Recipe. Nutritional information. Deconstructed Summer Roll Salad. For the first couple of months of summer, I made fresh spring rolls like it was my job. By the time August rolled (ha!) Around, I’d mostly lost my patience for assembling them. I got lazy, okay? Soba noodles with shishitos & avocado. People like to ask me “what’s your favorite recipe?” And I never have an answer.

My “favorite” is often what’s most recent and/or what’s coming up next… But this one combines two definite favorites – blistered shishito peppers (which I usually make as an appetizer), and one of my go-to simple soba noodle recipes. Because my “favorites” are almost always the simple things. I brought home a bunch of shishito peppers from the farmers market, but the base of this recipe is so versatile – feel free to sub in a star vegetable of your choice. Easy Spiced Tomato Potato Salad Recipe - Dirty Gourmet. Spiced Tomato Potato Salad 6 Comments » | Posted by emily on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 I always hated cooking. My mom would try to convince me that it was something I wanted to learn, and she would do this by comparing it to sewing.

She compared everything to sewing, which I thought was funny, since I didn’t want to learn to sew either. I avoided cooking almost totally until college when I actually had to fend for myself. I didn’t branch out from the Food Network until last year when I got rid of cable and the TV to save the last of my money. So, here’s my twist on Spiced Tomato Gratin that was recently posted on 101 Cookbooks. Lentil Spinach Salad - Dirty Gourmet.

Lentil Spinach Salad 1 Comment » | Posted by aimee on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012. Zucchini & grilled corn salad. Mint & Mango Marinated Zucchini Spaghetti. Vegan Curried Quinoa Salad. Shaved Fennel Salad + The Lunchbox Fund. Today I’m partnering with The Giving Table, The Lunchbox Fund, and nearly one hundred other food bloggers to feed impoverished and orphaned schoolchildren in South Africa. We’re donating our posts and asking our readers to join us in raising (at least) $5,000 to provide a daily meal to 100 children for an a whole year. Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Apples Recipe. Pluot Summer Salad Recipe. Chickpea Za’atar Salad. Reading through your comments on our latest post and giveaway gave us serious goose bumps.

We started this blog without any expectations that our recipes would ever be cooked outside our own kitchen. Black Pepper Cauliflower Salad Recipe. Fridays have unofficially become guest lunch days around here. It wasn't something planned, Fridays just seem to be the day people swing by with deliveries for the shop, or the day everyone has a bit of extra time. Bright spring green salad. If you’ve been following for awhile, you must know by now that I am a sucker for a patterned plate. Colors and shapes always spark recipe ideas, so I was super excited when the folks from Q Squared approached me to make beautiful food on their beautiful dinnerware. Quinoa apricot & arugula salad. Brussels sprout & avocado salad. Warm lentil and potato salad. Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette Recipe. Citrus Salad Recipe. Vegan Bok Choy Salad.

California Barley Bowl Recipe. Bulgur Salad with Cauliflower, Herbs, and Pistachios. Avocado and Mango Salad with Passion Fruit Vinaigrette. Mango Avocado Salad - Vegan Recipe. Mango salad with rhubarb ginger dressing + chili almonds. Avocado and Grapefruit Salad with Edamame. Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes Recipe - Skinnytaste. Panzanella. Grilled Panzanella Recipe : Ina Garten. Spinach, Tofu, and Shaved Carrot Salad with Sesame Dressing and Spiced Pepita and Cashew Crunch.

Quick and Easy Spinach Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing. Warm Carrot Salad with Spiced Pepita and Cashew Crunch. Carrots, Watercress, and Chickpeas with The Greenest Tahini Sauce. Carrot salad with tahini and crisped chickpeas.