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

Anything can go into a burrito – even a weeks’ worth of veggies

I believe that almost anything can go into a burrito or wrap. Arriving home with another huge CSA share, and still swimming in vegetables from last week’s late holiday delivery, I made a mission out of using as many vegetables and odds and ends as possible in last nights dinner. I fried garlic scapes and green onions in a wok, then added dandelion greens and … Continue reading Anything can go into a burrito – even a weeks’ worth of veggies

September GRID: Goat Cheese and Basil Ravioli with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

The September issue of GRID is hitting the stands today with a special, larger than ever, “Back to School” issue. Ever conscious of in-season produce (both me and GRID!), I contributed a recipe using September’s still-bountiful crop of bell peppers. The fresh basil and goat cheese ravioli with roasted red pepper sauce, pictured above, may seem complicated, but it’s really just all about multi-tasking. If … Continue reading September GRID: Goat Cheese and Basil Ravioli with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Tomato Salad with feta, cucumber, and capers

I love tomato salads, and I love the heirloom tomatoes that I’ve been receiving n my CSA. They are so delicious, and perfectly ripe, that they make me wonder why I ever even bother eating tomatoes out of season – its like an entirely different food. During hot spells, I like to keep my refrigerator full of fresh produce and put together simple salads, even … Continue reading Tomato Salad with feta, cucumber, and capers

One Local Summer: Thai Cabbage Slaw with Grilled Tofu

I love cabbage slaws – all kinds of cabbage slaws – except those that involve mayonnaise. This slaw has some asian flavor, and I topped with a few wedges of very basic grilled tofu, marinated in lime, peanut oil, garlic, and just a dash of soy. I have to admit that this meal wasn’t entirely local. The cabbage, green onions, basil and tofu were. The … Continue reading One Local Summer: Thai Cabbage Slaw with Grilled Tofu

I am so in love with the whole-grain rolls from Metropolitan Bakery, I want to sing about it. They have all kinds of delicious texture, and an almost nutty flavor, and go well with all of may favorite sandwich toppings. I found out that I can order these rolls bulk from the main Metro bakery, so I ordered 5 dozen and made a whole spread … Continue reading