I’m Back: and Whole Grain Salad with Cherries

It’s been a long hiatus. I didn’t intend it, but a new job, a new commute to New Jersey, and all that comes with such a major life change sidelined the blog for a bit. Honestly,  I got so behind that it started to feel to difficult to start back up again. But I’m back. I’m excited to keep talking about food – good, local, … Continue reading I’m Back: and Whole Grain Salad with Cherries

Dilled Green Beans with Seitan

What a long, strange trip it’s been. In the last month I’ve traveled to Indiana, New Orleans, Berlin, Michigan and Ohio, and I’ve made good friends with the Detroit airport. Needless to say, I’m behind. But I promise to catch up fast, both with my travels and with some of the delicious spring lunches and dinners I’ve been enjoying. A few weeks ago I received … Continue reading Dilled Green Beans with Seitan

Cauliflower Soup with Cashew Cream and Spinach Garlic Pesto

I just received Heidi Swanson’s new cookbook “Super Natural Everyday,” in the mail. I pre-ordered this cookbook months ago, and was so excited when it arrived! Look for many upcoming posts about “Everyday.” Meanwhile, I’ve still been making my way through her first cookbook, “Super Natural Cooking.” The above soup has three simple steps – the basic cauliflower soup, with onions and vegetable stock, the … Continue reading Cauliflower Soup with Cashew Cream and Spinach Garlic Pesto

Chunky Lentil Soup

I’ve mentioned before that I’m cooking my way through “Super Natural Cooking” by Heidi Swanson, but I realize that I’ve been a bit slow and forgetful about posting the results. I love this cookbook. The recipes are simple and always turn-out delicious, the photography is great, its paperback, and it emphasizes cooking from whole foods and grains. Pictured above is the chunky lentil soup. When … Continue reading Chunky Lentil Soup

Creamy Wild Rice Soup

I’ve been slowly cooking my way through “Super Natural Cooking” by Heidi Swanson of the blog “101 Cookbooks,” and I have to say, I love it. During this last cold and blustery week, I have particularly loved the wonderful whole grain recipes. I made this wonderful creamy wild rice soup last week, using Thai red rice instead of wild (I’m of the “use what you … Continue reading Creamy Wild Rice Soup

Giant Crusty and Creamy White Beans with Greens

I’ve been enjoying recipes in Heidi Swanson’s “Simply Natural Cooking.” While I don’t usually follow recipes to a T, a new cookbook always offers new inspiration, and Heidi’s recipes aren’t so complicated that they can’t be made for a weekday evening dinner. I also love her focus on vegetarian superfoods, grains, and vegetables! Above is the salad. I soaked the beans overnight and made the … Continue reading Giant Crusty and Creamy White Beans with Greens