Category Archives: Vegan

Asian Carrot Dressing or My Latest Salad Crush

I want to share a recipe with you that has been dazzling my taste buds for a couple of weeks now. For lack of a better name, we call this Asian Carrot Salad simply for its having similar flavor profile … Continue reading

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The Gateway Dressing

Purslane salad with salted almonds and honey dressing I love salads. Almost every day as I water the newest seedlings in my garden and tend to the older plants, I raid our wild arugula patch for a handful of fiery … Continue reading

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Peach-Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cobbler

Where have I been? For at least two months I attempt to answer this question, fill you in on my calamities, felicities, and all the news in between and I realize I am completely stymied. Therefore, I have decided that … Continue reading

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When Your Five-Year Old Renounces Meat or Spicy Swiss Chard Pasta with Poor Man’s Cheese

I often post my newest recipes or the things I am most recently excited about here and forget that some of my easiest and humblest recipes might also be useful to many of you, as my youngest sister reminds me. … Continue reading

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Chard-Chickpea Stew with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

Despite the global economic crises, the fact that the apocalypse was supposed to enshroud us (myriad times), and that many journalists have branded 2011 as one of the worst years in several decades, I fancied it. We planted a garden, … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa Nibs

I have so many things to share with you right now that I actually do not know where the best place to begin is. How about my riff on GrĂ¼ner‘s kale ribbon salad with farro, radishes, and a garlicky-lemon vinaigrette … Continue reading

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Shirin Polo (Persian Rice with Orange Peel, Nuts, and Raisins) and Kashk-e Badamjan (Persian Eggplant with Whey)

My story of rice actually begins with last week’s cultured butter and 15 gorgeous eggplants from the farmer’s market. I adore all manner of Persian food, even the stuff that my Persian friends think is quacky (like “doogh” the salted, … Continue reading

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