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

Pan-fried mung beans with Tempeh

Another winning recipe from Super Natural everyday, this quick dinner involves soaking the mung beans ahead of time (canned would be way to mushy). If you’re not familiar with mung beans, you can usually buy them at a co-op or whole foods, and they also make great sprouts! If you start soaking them in the morning and they are still too hard by evening, just … Continue reading Pan-fried mung beans with Tempeh

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