Ages ago, I stumbled across a recipe that combined hummus and avocado together—two flavors I probably never would have thought to eat in the same bite. I always thought of hummus squarely within the tradition of Middle Eastern foods, while avocado belongs to the cuisines of South and Central America. But ever since I threw […]
As many of you know, I am not a fruit eater. I know, I know, that sounds crazy, especially for someone who spent 7 years as a vegetarian. I will tell you point blank that I have never missed fruit. I am in no way sad about “missing out” on fruity desserts, I have no […]
Easy Southwestern Salads with Cumin-Roasted Sweet Potato
My six-year-old son recently reported to me that my favorite food is salad. Salad? I thought. No way. My favorite food is not salad. It’s cheese. In fact, my dirty secret is that I don’t actually like to make salads.
I am on a breakfast kick. You already know I love eating my greens for breakfast, and I think you should too. I could seriously be happy eating breakfast all day. So, introducing: the best egg casserole in the whole world! True, there is no sausage in it. Actually, for me, that is exactly what makes […]
Delicious Vegan Breakfast Hash
Question: What do you serve your family when they visit for Thanksgiving? I’m not talking about the big meal. I’m sure you do the whole turkey and pie thing. (Or maybe you like to order takeout Chinese, who knows?) I’m talking about the rest of the meals. When your out-of-town family comes to stay for more than […]
Kale salmon caesar is a metaphor for my entire marriage. It represents a blending of taste buds and nutritional ideals, a desire for simplicity and for dinner around the table together. To be honest, drenching salmon in caesar dressing is one of the only ways I can get every member of my family to eat […]
Eat Your Greens for Breakfast: Creamy Shirred Eggs with Greens
“Greens” is like a love word for me. If someone tells me they made a dish with greens (or any specific version of greens, like chard or kale or spinach), I basically swoon. I love greens. My theory is that we begin to crave the things we eat a lot. I eat a lot of […]
Eat Your Greens for Breakfast: Salsa Scrambled Eggs and the Best Ever Veggie Breakfast Burrito
It’s the middle of February. Classically a time of year when folks lose interest in all their healthy intentions. How are you doing with your healthy goals? One of my ongoing goals is to eat greens in as many meals as possible. To be totally honest, I have realized that this usually means spinach, which […]
Colorful Kale Ribbon Salad
Thanksgiving is next week. It’s next week! How did that happen? My feelings about Thanksgiving have changed pretty significantly since I was a kid.
If you are ever thinking to yourself that you need to get more veggies into your diet, I have one excellent suggestion: buy a colorful vegan cookbook. (What, Melissa? This is a strange way to begin a post that is mentions salmon in the title…which is most definitely not vegan.) But seriously. When I started […]