Category Archives: Recipes

Meatout Mondays: Heart of palm salad

I love potatoes. It isn’t a normal love, it is L-O-V-E. Ask my husband. I think he gets jealous of how much I L-O-V-E potatoes. Give them to me mashed, scalloped, french-fried or any other (vegan) way. Even though I … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Roasted tomatillo-corn salsa, and beet brownies

Okay, so Jeff and I cheated a few times this week while using produce from our CSA half-share. First, we bought vegetable produce from the grocery store. This is somewhat of a no-no, as we’re trying to challenge/limit ourselves to … Continue reading

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Healthy cooking: Fresh guacamole

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Fresh guacamole is a healthy, simple dish to make for your own little fiesta. With just a few quick pulses of the food processor, fresh ingredients can be turned into a creamy, crunchy … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Corn chowder and deep-dish Portobello pizza

We just picked up our latest CSA half-share from Miller Plant Farm today, but I’ll show you that bounty tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s what we did with last week’s goods. First, we used our corn (from this week’s share) … Continue reading

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Satisfying Mexican-inspired meal for 500 calories

I’ve flopped back and forth on tracking my calories. The one time I was consistent with it, about a year ago, I lost a few pounds to fit into one of my favorite dresses for a friend’s wedding. But after … Continue reading

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Meatout Mondays: my famous chickpea salad

Chickpea salad is perfect for summer: No heat required and it is a refreshing dish.

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CSA Summer: Cauliflower couscous, plus blueberry-basil hand pies and cucumber G&T

It was my turn to come up with most of the recipes for this week’s CSA from Miller Plant Farm, which means I found a lot of inspiration from the Internet. (Jeff, on the other hand, tends to make up his … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Barley and beet greens salad, plus green lettuce sauce

Despite/because of my fascination with the weird, white squash (which photographer Jess Ensminger identified as a patty pan squash) we received in our CSA half-share this week, we haven’t done anything with it yet. But we did use up every … Continue reading

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Meatout Mondays: Chocolate pudding cake

I haven’t been the healthiest of brides the past year and a half, and some of my recipes show it. Time and effort were two things in short supply, and I chose to skimp on my diet rather than other … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Swiss chard pasta, plus broccoli slaw and a strawberry-chipotle sauce

Growing up as a second-generation Chinese-American, I’ve eaten a lot of things that would raise eyebrows, if not elicit actual horror, from more than a few American friends: Cold pickled jellyfish, braised chicken feet, fish cooked with their heads still … Continue reading

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