Noodles in a Bowl – cold summer noodle salads

I like noodles in a bowl. All kinds of noodles, with all kinds of toppings though, in general, I always lean towards spicy and savory and Asian influenced. One of the best ways to use vegetables is to pick diverse colors, flavors and textures, chop them up, and throw them into a bowl with some soba noodles. For the above noodle bowl I used all … Continue reading Noodles in a Bowl – cold summer noodle salads

Spinach Chop

What happens if you take all of the ingredients in your favorite spinach salad, wilt the spinach, add harissa and chopped almonds? The delicious version of the “Spinach Chop” in Simply Natural Everyday. Some browned garlic, a healthy dollop of spicy harissa, and wilted spinach, plus chopped eggs, lemon zest and almonds. I used the tamari roasted almonds from Trader Joes and added just a … Continue reading Spinach Chop

I like it Raw – raw cabbages salad

It is beautiful in Philadelphia, sunny, breezy, early-summery and also sometimes hot and humid. The vegetables are overflowing the raised beds and tumbling out of the CSA box and my fridge is packed. And I’m loving every minute of it. But I need to eat a lot of vegetables to keep up, and lately I just haven’t really felt like curries or stirfry or braises … Continue reading I like it Raw – raw cabbages salad

Chickpeas and Dandelion Greens

Early in the Spring, my CSA often included dandelion greens, so I’m always look for new ways to cook this bitter herb. The week of this dish, however, we just chomped through all of our lettuces and greens so quickly that I was out in the yard harvesting our homegrown dandelion greens by the weekend! This recipe, from “Super Natural Everyday,” really benefits from soaked, … Continue reading Chickpeas and Dandelion Greens