Soba Noodles with Eggplant and Mango

This soba salad pulls no punches. Piles of fresh cilantro and basil, mango, fried eggplant (and I added tofu) hot peppers, sesame oil, red onion, rice vinegar and fresh garlic (I’m not afraid of fresh garlic. Love me, love my garlic). It has four major components – sauce, noodles, fried things and chopped things – so it takes a little bit of effort. But the … Continue reading Soba Noodles with Eggplant and Mango

Veggie Hoagie, Planet Hoagie, Citizens Bank Park

Lucky me got to go watch the Phillies destroy the Mets last night. From the 8th row. YES. And as much as I love a Phillies game on a beautiful evening, I also love having some food options at the stadium. Especially when I’ve run to a game right after work. Citizens Bank Park has won the “Best Vegetarian Food” award from PETA for three … Continue reading Veggie Hoagie, Planet Hoagie, Citizens Bank Park

Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce

In the last year, I’ve been raving quite about about the grain, vegetable, and citrus zest-happy recipes from the “Simply Natural” cookbooks. As a recipe-referring cook at best, I was shocked to find a cookbook whose recipes I wanted to follow to the letter. Friends, it’s happened again. After reading rave reviews for Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi<;, I put it on my Amazon … Continue reading Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce

Roasted Eggplant with Peppers, Onion and Yogurt

We’re deep into summer produce now, people. A cooling rain and heavy breeze yesterday convinced me to turn on my oven and roast a few selections from the bounty. A big old eggplant, some green peppers (substituted for the red), onions and heirloom cherry tomatoes got together in the broiler and crisped up nice for this room temperature salad from “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian.” … Continue reading Roasted Eggplant with Peppers, Onion and Yogurt

Chilled Avocado-Cucumber Soup

I love avocado. And cucumber. And lemon, and add some jalapenos and some dill and I’m definitely going to try the recipe. I whipped up this easy, cold soup in the Japanese “magic bullet” we have in our work kitchen. Before I was even half-done, I had staff begging for a taste. It was, as expected, delicious. Whole Living consistently prints healthy and vegetable-friendly recipes, … Continue reading Chilled Avocado-Cucumber Soup