Fava Bean and Pomegranate Salad

Click Here For a Printable Recipe I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately, because salads seem to be synonymous with summer (see Rhubarb Mint Salad, Mayo-Free Radish Mint Pasta Salad, Spicy Korean Radish Salad and Miso Potato Salad). Fresh vegetables and minimal time in front of a hot stove are a perfect way to spend a summer evening,…

Rhubarb Mint Salad

For a Printable Version, Click Here My mother has a very industrious rhubarb plant, which has come out in full force this summer, producing pounds of the blushing green stems. Much to my delight, a shopping bag full of rhubarb stalks made its way to my door and now I have more rhubarb than my…

Baked Black Bean Tofu

For a Printable Recipe Click Here Black beans and tofu are a surprisingly great pairing, and this recipe is so easy even the laziest of cooks will have no complaints (a little further down I’ve drawn up a schedule to allow you to binge watch while making your tofu). The picture below gives you an…

Savory Pumpkin Muffins

Click Here for a Printable Recipe My ideal muffin isn’t sweet- it’s filling, delicate and flavorful. It isn’t filled with blueberries and oats, it isn’t so crumbly you need a muffin liner to keep it together, it’s rich without being heavy and it shines brightest at breakfast. This muffin truly encompasses all that I think…

Wild Oyster Mushroom Tacos

For a Printable Version Click Here While gilled mushrooms are more often poisonous than their pored pals, there are countless edible mushrooms with gills, including pearly shelled oyster mushrooms. Oyster mushrooms have been domesticated and can now be farmed, but the wild mushrooms have a stronger flavor than the store bought varieties- they’re definitely worth…

Vegan Morel Cream Sauce

Click Here for a Printable Version For a long time I have been wanting to start foraging and eating wild mushrooms, but I haven’t had the time, energy or skills to know where to start. I joined a local mushrooming club (the Boston Mycological Club), participated in a class and bought a book, but made little progress…

Spicy Korean Radish Salad

Click Here for a Printable Version The other night for dinner we made black rice, turnip greens sautéed in ginger, and a variation on Moosewood’s easy and delicious baked tofu (find that recipe here). But the star of the show was definitely the slightly spicy and sour cold Korean radish salad. Korean radishes are white blending…

Squash Mac and Cheeze with Pan Fried Okra

Click Here for a Printable Version I am not a huge fan of trying to replicate meat or cheese dishes- it will never taste just like the original and I usually don’t want the original anyways- however every now and then I try my hand at animal product imitation. Rather than trying to make a perfect…

Creamy Squash Ravioli with Oyster Mushrooms

Click Here for a Printable Version Cooking is an outlet for my creativity. It is a time when I get to imagine up flavor combinations and consider new techniques, play with novel ingredients, experiment with different textures and try out new tools. To create something I’ve never heard of or to personalize a classic dish….

“SOUPer” Orange — Turmeric, Mandarin Orange and Carrot Soup

Click Here for a Printable Version This is a soup to celebrate all things orange! The color brings together the warmth and heat of red and the blithesome yellow cheer. Orange is color near and dear to my heart- as my mothers favorite color growing up, it tinted the paint in multiple rooms, much of her…

Crown Daisies in Tahini Sauce

Click Here for a Printable Recipe I often go to the local Asian grocery store, H-Mart, to explore their large, diverse and inexpensive produce section. My local Stop & Shop will have two or three types of mushroom, but H-mart will have 10-none costing more than $4. Occasionally I’ll find a vegetable I’ve never heard of there and…

Simple Banana Granola

Click Here for a Printable Version In my hurry to get to work in the morning (I tend to over-use the snooze button), I often forgo breakfast or make due with a piece of toast as I run out the door. So on the weekends I like to try for a more substantial and creative…