Breakfast

Smoky Carrot Lox Tartine, Make the Easy Home Version

Smoky Carrot Lox Tartine, Make the Easy Home Version

Smoky Carrot Lox Is the Bomb If you read my reviews of the hot Plant Based restaurants in DC and Miami, you might have noticed that smoked carrot lox was featured on two of those menus. For the plant-based eater with nostalgic memories of bagels and lox, the smoky...

Buckwheat Biscuits, With A Crunchy Secret Ingredient

Buckwheat Biscuits, With A Crunchy Secret Ingredient

It's biscuit season, and just in time for Veganuary, I'm baking up lots of these plant-based, versatile Crunchy Buckwheat Biscuits. There are many secrets to making a great whole grain biscuit, but these pack a crunchy punch that you may never have tried before. The...

Golden Oats, Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Golden Oats, Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Life is dangerous. No matter how careful you are, pain is hovering in the wings, waiting for its moment. I can't help with all the emotional pains, but lately, I've been looking for foods to help out with the physical ones. Anti-inflammatory foods have become my...

Warm Up with Tasty Scones Made From Freshly Ground Flour

Warm Up with Tasty Scones Made From Freshly Ground Flour

Fresh Flour Makes a Great Scone Nothing makes a snowed-in morning feel cozier than a batch of scones, still warm from the oven. Scones are so simple, simple enough that little shifts in technique and ingredients can make the difference between a decent scone and one...

Bake Some Kabocha Cornbread to Share

Bake Some Kabocha Cornbread to Share

Looking for an easy, fast bread that goes with every meal? This tender Kabocha Cornbread is ready in minutes, and can be a breakfast, lunch, or dinner bread. You can even use the leftovers for the best stuffing EVER. I've been so busy getting ready for the holiday,...

Make Granola in the Summertime-With the Slow Cooker!

Make Granola in the Summertime-With the Slow Cooker!

Granola is still a great breakfast in Summer Lately, it's hot and sticky, and the last thing I want to do is crank the oven. As much as I'd love to make muffins or a big batch of granola, the thought of all that heat is just too much. So as I was washing up the...

Make Rhubarb the Star on your Blueberry Banana Bread

Make Rhubarb the Star on your Blueberry Banana Bread

Perhaps we love rhubarb because it comes to us in Spring. After a long, hard winter, the insistent stalks of this hardy plant just burst from the ground like unfurling flags, heralding the coming summer. I'll take it. The "Pie Plant" The "pie plant" is the gift that...

The Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan Cookbook

The Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan Cookbook

( A winner has been chosen in the giveaway, but you can still make this recipe!) It's gonna be jazzy! If you haven't seen the popular and long-running "Jazzy Vegetarian" on PBS, you might not know that there's a jazz-singing vegan in the kitchen, and she's got her own...

Bake Some Cranberry Sweet Potato Scones for Wintry Breakfasts

Bake Some Cranberry Sweet Potato Scones for Wintry Breakfasts

Not Just For Holidays Anymore Did you know that Wisconsin is the biggest producer of cranberries? Take that California, with your sunny, temperate weather. The snowy Midwest is the source of 60% of the bright red berries that we eat by the bushel at the holidays. As...

Spread Some Spice with Squash Butter

Spread Some Spice with Squash Butter

Oh yes, It's full on squash season. I'm teaching squash cookery classes, gawking at the gorgeous displays of squash at the market, and of course, cooking with squash. Like you, though, I am pressed for time. That's why I made this spiced squash butter. I just threw it...

Go Whole Grain with a Matcha Green Smoothie Soak

Go Whole Grain with a Matcha Green Smoothie Soak

I love my smoothies, you know I do. Blending up a bunch of energizing fruits and leafy greens is a great way to reward myself after a morning workout, or to fuel up for an active day. But sometimes, I want some whole grains, too. The fiber and nutrients in a bowl of...

Try a Sweet Potato and Corn Scone for Whole Grains Month

Try a Sweet Potato and Corn Scone for Whole Grains Month

Fall, and Whole Grains Month, Come Too Soon These last weeks of summer, the sweet corn tastes like candy, and I'm buying it at the market every week, as if it could keep Fall at bay. There are still watermelons and raspberries and corn, dangit, so it's still summer,...

Beautiful Buckwheat, Brazil Nuts, and a Great Breakfast

Beautiful Buckwheat, Brazil Nuts, and a Great Breakfast

Have you ever had two separate experiences, and as they percolated in your mind, the combination inspired something else entirely? That's exactly what happened to me at last month's Grain Gathering, and my inspiration was buckwheat. Buckwheat is Beautiful As I wrote...

Spread Purple Barley on a Smoothie Bowl for a Filling Breakfast

Spread Purple Barley on a Smoothie Bowl for a Filling Breakfast

Purple Barley for a Post-Workout Powerhouse There's something special about the post-workout meal. You've really earned this one, and you are probably ravenous. So ravenous that you need a big bowlful of food, and pronto. But post-workout is also when you are still...

Make a Matcha Hemp Smoothie Bowl for Fast Fuel

Make a Matcha Hemp Smoothie Bowl for Fast Fuel

I know that the internet is full to the brim with gorgeously staged smoothie bowls, and this is not one of them. Call it a naturalistic approach. This isn't something I styled and then threw away after an hour under the lights. I made it after a long bike ride, and I...

Traveling? You Need Packable Snacks. Bring Airplane Cookies!

Traveling? You Need Packable Snacks. Bring Airplane Cookies!

If you follow me on instagram, twitter or facebook (and why wouldn't you be?), you know that I've been traveling. But before I left, I made sure I had packable snacks for that looooong flight to Amsterdam. Travel Should Be Fun Aah, travel. Getting there should be half...

Tibetan Tsampa, Climb Your Mountain with Sherpa Foods

Tibetan Tsampa, Climb Your Mountain with Sherpa Foods

  Tibetan Tsampa for Spirituality? Have you ever wanted to be a little bit more like the Dalai Lama? More serene, loving, and inspiring to everyone around you? Well, you may have a few thousand hours of meditation to get through first, but on your way, you can...

Luscious Pears, Perfectly Luscious, Perfect for Scones

Luscious Pears, Perfectly Luscious, Perfect for Scones

Loving pears can feel like a dance with a cruel temptress. You'll see one across the crowded produce aisle, all golden and curvy, aglow with sweet promise. But once you get it home, that seductive pear turns out to be mealy, gritty, or just plain flavorless. But...

Start Seeing Sorghum, Try It For Whole Grains Month

Start Seeing Sorghum, Try It For Whole Grains Month

  Sorghum. Maybe one day it will have the same cultural cachet as Quinoa. Quinoa is right up there with lattes and arugula as a signifier of foodie culture. It's been a long climb, but that Peruvian grain has been embraced by the gourmets, the health conscious,...

Witches Fingers and Figs make a Great Bowl

Witches Fingers and Figs make a Great Bowl

I love it when I wander into the produce section and stumble onto something really unusual. We always have our stand-by familiar Cavendish bananas, and I like the ubiquitous Gala as much as the next person. But a "witch finger" grape? That kind of jumped out at me....

Maple, Avocado and Berry Breakfast Bowl

Maple, Avocado and Berry Breakfast Bowl

I'm living the bowl life, these days, as my new book, Great Bowls of Food, has just launched. It's exciting, as the book has had a nice review in the Star Tribune, I've talked about it on the radio, and I have many more TV, radio and podcast appearances lined up. The...

Miso Soup For Breakfast-One Way to Eat Your Oats

Miso Soup For Breakfast-One Way to Eat Your Oats

It's funny, how memories come floating to the surface when you taste something that triggers them. Like when I took a sip of miso broth the other day. Years ago, I worked with a guy who was partying hard by night, and baking bread by day. He'd limp in, pale and shaky,...

The Best Way to Save Squash, and Streusel Muffins to Savor It

The Best Way to Save Squash, and Streusel Muffins to Savor It

Got squash? It's that time of year, and I know I have gotten carried away at the Farmer's Market a time or two. The piles of orange, blue, green and gold squashes are too gorgeous to pass by without grabbing a few choice ones. It's ok, since I love squash so much....

My New Book, The Whole Grain Promise is Here!

My New Book, The Whole Grain Promise is Here!

I'm so proud to announce that my seventh book, The Whole Grain Promise, More Than 100 Delicious Recipes To Jumpstart a Healthier Diet (Running Press, $19.95), hits bookstore shelves on October 6. If you haven't noticed, whole grains are at the core of my cooking. I...