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Make Life Easy with New Potatoes, Chickpea and Fresh Mint

Make Life Easy with New Potatoes, Chickpea and Fresh Mint

Fresh Mint Forever You really only have to plant spearmint once. I can't remember when I made the fateful move to put a little mint plant in my garden, but it was years ago. The mint flourished and spread and persists, year after year. After we eat tabouli and minty...

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...

Try Fresh Currants in this Easy Kanten

Try Fresh Currants in this Easy Kanten

Kanten It was a great farmer's market find. Fresh Red Currants were ripe and ready at the market, and it was too hot to bake. So, I made kanten. Kanten is the plant-based world's answer to Jell-o, and it couldn't be more refreshing. Don't tell anyone it's vegan, just...

Convenient Meal Prep: Tofu Egg Salad with Kimchi

Convenient Meal Prep: Tofu Egg Salad with Kimchi

  Driving across Wisconsin last month, I had occasion to look at the prepared sandwiches in the truck-stop coolers.The standard line-up of meat, tuna, and egg salad sandwiches looked thoroughly unappealing, but seeing those egg salad sandwiches reminded me of...

Try Palapa, Filipino Flavors Make Meal Prep Easy

Try Palapa, Filipino Flavors Make Meal Prep Easy

I'll tell you up front. I've never been to the Philippines. I'm not an expert on "authentic" regional cuisine of the Philippines, if there is such a thing. But I love trying the flavors of faraway places, especially when they are perfect for adding to plant-based...

Make Taco Rice for a Japanese-Mexican Bowl

Make Taco Rice for a Japanese-Mexican Bowl

Take two foods we love, put them in the same bowl, and you have Taco Rice. It may sound like an American invention, like the Korean Taco, or the Pizza Bagel, but it's not. No, this delicious bowl-ification of the tender rice we love in sushi and the spicy filling we...

Eat Curry, Feel Better, Try Fonio

Eat Curry, Feel Better, Try Fonio

Butternut Squash Curry is Comfort Food Sometimes you just need comfort. A gentle, easy Butternut Squash Curry is just the ticket. Tender, sweet squash cubes, bathed in just enough coconut milk and spice to make it creamy will make you feel warmed and nourished from...

Celebrate Valentine’s With Brilliant Beet Handrolls

Celebrate Valentine’s With Brilliant Beet Handrolls

  Valentine's Day Sushi! Valentine's Day always calls out for a splash of red on the plate. Crimson hearts and ruby red beets just go together. So, for a heart-healthy flash of red, try my Pickled Beet Handrolls. There is pink pickled ginger, pink tofu, and curly...

Jumbo Tofu Beet Sushi Rolls-When Bigger is Best

Jumbo Tofu Beet Sushi Rolls-When Bigger is Best

Big Fat Sushi Rolls Do you ever feel that sushi is too precious? The most authentic sushi comes to you in tiny bites, designed to make you really appreciate what's in your mouth. But sometimes, you just want a big fat sushi roll. Americans love sushi, and we want our...

Make Easy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crispy Bars

Make Easy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crispy Bars

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crispy Bars Are Calling Your Name! My neighborhood grocery store folks know how our minds work. When you stand in line at the register, they have thoughtfully provided a stack of appealing, easy to grab treats, to tempt the hungry shopper....

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...

Get to the Farmers Market and Make a Potato and Green Bean Salad

Get to the Farmers Market and Make a Potato and Green Bean Salad

It's potato salad season, in all its glory. Tender young, locally grown potatoes are at my Farmer's Market, along with a bounty of fresh, seasonal veggies that can make a potato salad a little more exciting than the standard one. Take my Potato and Green Bean Salad...

Cool Off with Homemade Peanut Butter Pops with Chocolate Drizzle

Cool Off with Homemade Peanut Butter Pops with Chocolate Drizzle

Is it the heat, or is it the humidity? Who cares? It's Summer, and we love every minute of it. Even when we are seeking shelter in the air conditioning, we get to revel in the best summery foods. And that includes easy, homemade frozen Peanut Butter Pops. With...

See Red with Chipotle Beet Hummus

See Red with Chipotle Beet Hummus

We love hummus. The eternal combo of chickpeas, tahini and lemon is a crowd pleaser, and has spawned endless variations. So let me join in and make a riff on hummus out of one of the most maligned vegetables out there. Beet hummus! I married a beet-disliker, so when I...

Make a Memorable, Memory-Saving Meal With Creamy Kale Soup

Make a Memorable, Memory-Saving Meal With Creamy Kale Soup

Spring is coming. The bright sunlight hurts my eyes, as I emerge from my winter cocoon. I need to clear the cobwebs from my brain and lighten up, after all the Winter eating. It's time to clean up my act with Creamy Kale Soup. It turns out, my cobwebby brain really is...

Make Some Comfort Food: Creamy Roots Puree with Cashew Curry Gravy

Make Some Comfort Food: Creamy Roots Puree with Cashew Curry Gravy

Comfort Me With Food It's cold outside, and here in Minnesota, we've been cocooning for weeks. At times like this, it's hard to keep from face-planting into anything at all that seems like it might replace the energizing effects of sunshine and warmth. Sugar, Salt and...

Roasted Veggies Get Sexy with Pomegranate Glaze and Pistachios

Roasted Veggies Get Sexy with Pomegranate Glaze and Pistachios

Pomegranate Makes It Beautiful! Are you planning a big holiday meal? Looking through pinterest for recipes, or digging out your folder of Grandma's hand-written favorites?Can I put in a plug for good old fashioned cookbooks, too? And of course, pomegranate. This month...

Roast Wedges of Purple Cabbage for a Dramatic Side

Roast Wedges of Purple Cabbage for a Dramatic Side

How often do you eat purple cabbage? Is it relegated to a supporting role in salads, where a few slivers give your greens a little pop of color? If you haven't celebrated the awesome purple cabbage by giving it a starring part yet, it's time to give it a solo. Your...

Warm, Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for Fall

Warm, Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for Fall

Fall is Sweet Potato Time Maybe it's the falling leaves, or the chill creeping into the morning air, but for some reason, I'm craving sweetness. The Halloween candy displays have been up in stores for weeks, promising sugary oblivion. This is a good time to bake up a...

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...

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...