Vegetarian

Share a Heart-Healthy Chili Bar : It’s Great Superbowl Food

Share a Heart-Healthy Chili Bar : It’s Great Superbowl Food

Superbowl food doesn't have to be sooo unhealthy... Minneapolis has a case of Superbowl fever, as we count down to the big game. For my part, I will be appearing on "WCCO This Morning" on February 2nd, cooking to promote Wear Red day for the American Heart...

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...

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...

Smoky Trumpet Mushroom Pizza is Perfect for Fall

Smoky Trumpet Mushroom Pizza is Perfect for Fall

Smoky Trumpet Mushroom Pizza Celebrates the Mushroom Remember when wild mushrooms were, well, wild? Oysters, shiitakes, all the wild mushrooms had to be hunted and foraged, and only made brief appearances during mushroom season. Now, we have mushroom growing...

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...

Orange Appeal; Savory and Sweet, Recipes for a Kiss of Orange

Orange Appeal; Savory and Sweet, Recipes for a Kiss of Orange

Orange Appeal, Savory and Sweet Oranges are one of the fruits we take for granted, aren't they? Thanks to their keeping qualities and a steady supply on grocer's shelves, we expect to be able to pack a navel in our lunches whenever it strikes us. But really, oranges...

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...

Try a Sweet, Tender Hakurei Turnip in Salad, Fall in Love

Try a Sweet, Tender Hakurei Turnip in Salad, Fall in Love

Turnips never make the list of sexy vegetables. I haven't yet heard that turnips will be the "new kale," but who knows, maybe the fruity crunch of Hakurei Turnips will change all that. Unlike the usual purple tinged, pink, or just kind of rough looking over-wintered...

Get to Know a Rambutan from a Mangosteen, with Asian Fruit Salad

Get to Know a Rambutan from a Mangosteen, with Asian Fruit Salad

Are you bored with berries? Maybe apples make you yawn, and  a slice of watermelon fills you with overwhelming ennui? You need to step out on your usual fruit loves and try something new. Might I suggest a trip to your local Asian market to seek out some exotic Asian...

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...

Start Seeing Barley-Make Purple Barley Pudding with Fruit

Start Seeing Barley-Make Purple Barley Pudding with Fruit

Barley doesn't get much play these days. This ancient grain was once the staff of life in some parts of the world. Analysis of archaeological sites in the Fertile Crescent find genetic evidence of it being domesticated and cultivated there 10,000...

Cook Kale on the Grill, For an Easy Pasta Meal

Cook Kale on the Grill, For an Easy Pasta Meal

I have big news! I finally bought a new grill. Yup, just a run of the mill, under $200 number. No bells, no whistles, no LED lights or motorized spit. Because, really, I don't need anything fancy. Just heavy grates and consistent heat. It took me some time, after...

Need Comfort Food? Noodles with Peanut Sauce Hits the Spot

Need Comfort Food? Noodles with Peanut Sauce Hits the Spot

Some Days You Need Comfort Food Sometimes the World is a hard place. There's nothing like a trying day to send me to the refuge of my kitchen, looking for something that will make me feel better. And if you ask me, comfort food is a bowl of noodles with ever so...

In a Hurry? Make Edamame Hummus With Lime

In a Hurry? Make Edamame Hummus With Lime

If you are hungry and tired, and just want a quick and delicious meal, look no further. All you need is a bag of edamame in the freezer and a few other fresh ingredients. This creamy, sprightly spread takes only a few minutes to make, and once you have it, you have a...

Kamut-Chickpea Naan with Banana Chutney- Whole Grain Riot of Flavor

Kamut-Chickpea Naan with Banana Chutney- Whole Grain Riot of Flavor

The ever-evolving tradition of bringing a basket of breads to the table at restaurants is often a quandary. The reason you are there is because you are hungry, so it's very easy to dig into a basket of warm rolls and ruin your appetite. On the other hand, the breads...

Bowl Food with Kale and Turmeric-Cashew Dressing

Bowl Food with Kale and Turmeric-Cashew Dressing

Lighten Up with Bowl Food Spring is in the air, tantalizing us with the prospect of baring a little skin to the sunshine. If the thought of shedding those layers has you feeling self conscious, it may be time to commit to a bowl food re-set. You see, while I never...

It’s Drink Wine Day! Here’s a Risotto with Pinot Noir to Help

It’s Drink Wine Day! Here’s a Risotto with Pinot Noir to Help

National Drink Wine Day Do you really need an excuse to drink wine? Well, one has come along, it's National Drink Wine Day today. To get into the spirit of things, I thought I would do a fantastic flavor pairing and create a bowl of umami-amped risotto, just by...

A Valentine’s Treat With Aphrodisiac Magic

A Valentine’s Treat With Aphrodisiac Magic

Valentine's Day Meets Aquafaba Perhaps Valentine's Day comes along in February for good reason. Winter has been with us a little past its welcome, and we need a little motivation to get convivial. Give the sweatpants and hoodie a rest and at least make an effort to...

Creamy Roasted Cabbage Soup and a Chance to Win a Vitamix!

Creamy Roasted Cabbage Soup and a Chance to Win a Vitamix!

This week, I taught a class on "superfoods." Of course, that meant that I got to cook with some of my favorite flavor-, color- and antioxidant-packed foods. But one that I didn't have room to squeeze into the menu was the cabbage. Sure, the blueberries and...

Spooky Pumpkin Spice Buckeyes, Halloween Candy to Feel Good About

Spooky Pumpkin Spice Buckeyes, Halloween Candy to Feel Good About

T'is the season for pumpkin spice to invade our every waking moment. The Grinch in me used to hate this phenomenon. In fact, I only recently tried a Pumpkin Spice Latte at the coffee shop. That's because I have one hard and fast rule when it comes to food. All foods...

Tomato Jam is My Jam, the Easy Way to Savor and Save Tomatoes

Tomato Jam is My Jam, the Easy Way to Savor and Save Tomatoes

Do you ever suffer from "canning guilt?" That's when you see flats of berries and crates of tomatoes, all at peak flavor and ripeness, and think,  " I should really get some jars and lids and put up some some of this gorgeous produce, if I only had more time." And...

Whole Wheat Bao with Black Bean Tofu, The Steamed Bun for Everyone

Whole Wheat Bao with Black Bean Tofu, The Steamed Bun for Everyone

Bao are hot right now. At least if you pay attention to all the chatter about places like Momofuku in NYC. Bao are simply Chinese steamed buns, and they come in many forms. The folded bao that they serve at places like Momofuku are made with a fluffy, sweet white...